Recently a listener unearthed one of my favorite interviews. It was with Brad Lancaster about how he turned his desert home into an oasis. This took me on the adventure of looking up some other older gems in the New Dimensions archive on the subject of deserts and mountains. Thus the subjects of these MP3 programs specially selected from the archive. I hope you allow them to inspire you as much as they do me.
Rainfall in Tucson, Arizona is about twelve inches each year. Using various simple methods of catching this scarce moisture, Lancaster is able to turn his neighborhood into an oasis of abundance. It’s a model that can be applied in any community, from desert to coastal ranges and from remote rural homesteads to suburbia. Read more »
She was a talker, he, the silent type. How did they bridge their differences in temperaments and skills as they thirsted through deserts, forded icy rapids, stumbled through snow and met up with a mountain lion? Hear the amazing highs and intense lows as every part of their physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual bodies were challenged. Read more »
Your hope will be renewed by one of the nation’s foremost experts on native desert plants. Here Kobaly’s assessment of the wide-reaching impact we can have when we support the wild plants and animals that can thrive in our backyard. Thompson has worldwide acclaim and experience as a leader in expeditions in researching whales, dolphins, and other marine life. Read more »
Arne Naess, known as “the father of Deep Ecology,” lived above the tree line near the Arctic Circle inNorway. Well into his eighties, he still carried his own firewood and water to a simple stone cabin that he built himself. Here he describes the joy and richness of his satisfying, simple lifestyle. Read more »