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Plantings is a monthly online journal published by the World Sensorium Conservancy, an initiative of Nalls Studio. If it enriches your soil, please join WSC so you don’t miss an issue and consider supporting it with a contribution.

Volume 1 – July 2021

Article

How to Plant the Forests of the Future

By Lauren Oakes • July 1, 2021

In the past, forest restoration could be informed by what once was. Now we have to make hard decisions about what we’re working toward.

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Article

Rising Levels of Carbon Dioxide: It’s personal

By Lewis Ziska • July 1, 2021

A large majority of people, even in the United States, recognize climate change as real, but the percent who are actively changing their lifestyle, aggressively fighting to prevent climate change is much smaller. Why?

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Article

How small family forests can help meet the climate challenge

By Gabriel Popkin • July 1, 2021

This 95-acre woods in south-central Pennsylvania’s ridge-and-valley country is a hunting and hiking refuge co-owned by eight families. As much as he loves it, Leiby knows it could be even better.

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Article

Mind the Gap Between Action and Impact

By Zachary Adams • July 1, 2021

Learning is rapid and reliable when rewards immediately follow the action and slow and even non-existent when rewards are substantially delayed in time.

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Interview

A Rare Plant Conservation Success Story from Gibraltar

By Gayil Nalls • July 1, 2021

Dr. Rhian Guillem of the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens discusses the Gibraltar Campion, Silene tomentosa.

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Article

One Thing We Could All Do To Make a Difference

By Gayil Nalls and the WS/C Advisory Board • July 1, 2021

I asked WSC’s knowledgeable Board of Advisors who have diverse expertise and perspectives to name one thing they think we all can do to make a difference. This is what they said. 

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