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Forum on Paris Climate Talks

Ethan Stewart Reports on Paris Climate Talks

by Margie Bushman, Santa Barbara Permaculture Network As many of you know, last week we hosted a public forum on the recent Paris Climate Talks at Antioch University Santa Barbara, featuring journalist Ethan Stewart of the Santa Barbara Independent, accompanied by…

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By Russell Yarwood from Costa Mesa, United States (Cactus & Succulents Uploaded by Fæ) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Changing Climate, Changing Landscapes

We’ve lived in lower Mission Canyon in Santa Barbara for 40 years now. It’s a compound consisting of a small California bungalow and two larger homes. We bought it with friends from our university days and created an environment of…

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First Street Bridge, Los Angeles River by Downtowngal via Wikimedia Commons

When a River Runs Through It

From when I was a boy growing up in nearby Long Beach until I was in my forties, I thought Los Angeles was a soulless city, ugly and mean. Skies in LA were an eerie, almost indescribable mix of gray…

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