Since the CZU Lightning Complex fire in Santa Cruz, we’ve been overwhelmed by the number of people contacting us with questions about how to care for their land once the fire is out. This blog post is meant not only for those folks but for all of us who live in fire ecologies.
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In these articles, we’ve covered various ways to slow, sink, spread, and store rainwater. Gabions are another way to do this on landscapes that have eroded gullies or existing seasonal drainages. Creating brush gabions also puts to good use onsite fuel load you’ve reduced from your forest–all the branches, bushes, and small trees that are cleared to create defensible space and reduce fire fuel load in forested areas.
In the fifth post in a series about community wealth, we discuss an initiative to create a downtown commons in Santa Cruz, CA.
In part 2 in our series about building community wealth, we explore the role of anchor institutions and universities as anchor collaboratives.
We’re excited to announce that John Valenzuela is the new lead instructor for our PDC course starting this October! Read this interview to learn more.