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LEC Talks With Monty Caid About the Importance of Native Plants

Posted in Ecology, Humboldt County with tags , , on December 29, 2017 by Amy Gustin

This Sunday, December 31, I present an interview with Monty Caid of Lost Foods.  Lost Foods is a non profit organization dedicated to restoring native plant diversity and abundance, by reintroducing native food plants that provide food, medicine and wildlife habitat.  Monty Caid shares vitally important information on the importance of native food plants to the health of native habitat, wildlife and human health. I recorded this interview with Monty Caid by John Hardin at the Lost Foods Native Plant Sanctuary, located in the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka, CA.  They are open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m..  To learn more, go to http://www.lostfoods.org.  Tune in on Sunday, December 31, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. PST to http://www.kmud.org, to hear this informative and inspirational interview with Monty Caid.

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Living Earth Connection explores damage of the “Green Rush”

Posted in Ecology, Humboldt County with tags , , on October 27, 2017 by Amy Gustin

7f23eb45a512d61072964a8659edb2abA new episode of The Living Earth Connection airs this Sunday, October 29, 2017.  In this show we explore an overlooked and unaddressed aspect of the damage Humboldt’s marijuana industry perpetrates on terrestrial animals and the forest habitat.  Damage that cannot be mitigated by organic standards or “best practices.”  Damage that leads to a decline in in animal abundance and diversity.  Damage that is trivialized or ignored, because of deep cultural conditioning to view the Earth as our property, rather than the community we belong to, that gives us life.

In order to better comprehend the damage, we explore some of the richness of life found in Humboldt’s forest habitat.

We also listen to music composed and performed by John Hardin.  To hear more of John’s music, go to http://www.electricearthmusic.wordpress.com.

Tune in to http://www.kmud.org at 9:30 a.m. PST, to hear The Living Earth Connection #24.

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Wildlife Matters looks at the Humboldt Marten

Posted in Ecology, Humboldt County with tags , on October 24, 2016 by Amy Gustin

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This Thursday, October 27, Wildlife Matters looks at the Humboldt Marten.  Once feared extinct, they were recently rediscovered in Six Rivers National Forest and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.  They used to be numerous throughout the “fog belt” of coastal old growth Redwoods, Doug-fir and Sitka forests, from Sonoma to the Oregon border. Now they number less than a hundred.  To find out more about these small carnivores of the Mustelid family, tune in to http://www.kmud.org this Thursday, October 27.

The Living Earth Connection #19 available to download or stream

Posted in Ecology, Humboldt County, Spirituality with tags on July 31, 2016 by Amy Gustin

The Living Earth Connection # 19 is available to download or stream.  In this episode I perform an intention ceremony to end the Green Rush and steer Humboldt towards Life’s highest possibilities for the land, the wildlife, and the people.

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The Living Earth Connection Presents an Intention Ceremony

Posted in Ecology, Humboldt County, Spirituality with tags , , on July 31, 2016 by Amy Gustin

The Living Earth Connection #19 airs today, Sunday, July 31 2016, at 9:30 a.m. WST on kmud.org/ 91.1 and 88.1 FM. In today’s show I focus on the massive expansion of the marijuana industry in Humboldt County, called the Green Rush.  This agricultural and industrial expansion, located in valuable habitat, devastates the environment.  The fragmentation and degradation of habitat by Humboldt’s marijuana industry, has accelerated in recent years.  This ecological devastation is the outer manifestation of a deep spiritual sickness.  In today’s show I perform an intention ceremony to end the Green Rush and steer this region toward Life’s highest possibilities for the land, the wildlife, and the people.  Please tune in.

The Living Earth Connection airs The Big Picture today

Posted in Ecology, Humboldt County with tags , , , on January 31, 2016 by Amy Gustin

Today’s episode of The Living Earth Connection features a revised and expanded version of The Big Picture, an original spoken word and electric didgeridoo performance by Amy Gustin and John Hardin.  This musical journey traces the history of life on Earth, celebrates the diversity of this planet’s inhabitants, and asks where did we go wrong as a culture.  Please tune in today, January 31 at 9:30 a.m. PST to http://www.kmud.org.

Wildlife Matters #8 available to download or stream

Posted in Ecology, Humboldt County, Media with tags , , , on October 26, 2015 by Amy Gustin

In Wildlife Matters #8, hosts John Hardin and Amy Gustin talk to Cristina Eisenberg about wolves and wolf ecology. Cristina Eisenberg is lead scientist at the Earthwatch Institute, and author of The Wolf’s Tooth: Keystone Predators Trophic Cascades, and Biodiversity and The Carnivore Way: Coexisting with and Conserving America’s Predators.  Wildlife Matters #8