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David Newsom, Wild Yards Project
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The Wild Yards Project: Transforming Lawns into Biodiverse Habitats

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Hear David Newsom of the Wild Yards Project share about the rewards and challenges of re-creating urban and suburban cultivated spaces into abundant, biodiverse, resilient and equitable spaces with native plants. Wild Yards Project is inspiring globally, transforming built-spaces locally, and providing resources for people worldwide to begin where they are in restoring and healing the lands where they live.

LA Compost
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Soulful to Soilful: Cultivating Community Through Urban Composting

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Michael Martinez, Founder and Executive Director of LA Compost illustrates how composting should and can be available to everyone and explores how his organization has grown a successful urban composting model by developing spaces and collaborations with a wide variety of partners including the community, nonprofits, business, and city departments.

Richard Bugbee, Luiseno eole, ethnobotany
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Ethnobotany, Cultural Fire, and Indigenous Stewardship with Payoomkawish Elder Richard Bugbee

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Hear Payoomkawish (Juaneño/Luiseño) Elder Richard Bugbee share insights from his decades of studying the way of plants. He emphasizes the importance of reclaiming our ways of seeing, being and understanding the world by reclaiming Native languages and observing the world more closely. Enjoy provocative insights from an elder who has devoted his lifetime to the study of plants and their uses, the reclamation of language, and the practice of material culture. 

Compostable Foodware
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The Truth About Compostable Packaging

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Are you confused about compostable packaging, like is it truly compostable or are we being bamboozled by marketing? Are there  environmental concerns that haven’t been considered? And how can compostable packaging assist in reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. What about reusables? Check out the interview with Erin Levine from World Centric.