February, 2024

A field of native blanket flowers in Texas.

Hardiness Zones and Ecoregions for Climate-Smart Gardening

Gardeners, check your zones! The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map received its first update in over ten years, moving many gardeners up a half-zone. Those previously on the upper edge … Read more

American toad photographed in Ohio. Credit: Kathy Bodall

Vernal Pools Make Your Garden Sing

If you’re trying to find a vernal pool in spring, you’re best off closing your eyes and listening. As sunset approaches, the pond begins to sing. Tree frogs make a … Read more

Climate Equity Collaborative’s Inaugural Youth Advisory Council

The Climate Equity Collaborative™ (CEC) is a public-private partnership that engages nontraditional partners, with an emphasis on youth and underserved communities, in climate innovation and climate action. CEC engages at … Read more

Everglades National Park

Celebrating Restoration in the heart of America’s Everglades

We are celebrating major milestones for Everglades restoration, including securing record investments for restoration and seeing projects decades in the making coming online. In the heart of America’s Everglades, for example, construction … Read more

Three Black people smile and pose for a photo.

Shaping Tomorrow: Creating Opportunities to Secure Black Land Legacy

Private Lands in the Southeast Owning land is considered one of the most valuable tools for wealth creation and a tool for the transfer of wealth from generation to generation. … Read more

A pair of hands holds a small pile of soil containing worms.

Would you love me if I was a worm?

As our hearts warm up for Valentine’s Day, we are reminded spring is just around the corner — which means more earthworm sightings! Worms are known as the squishy, wriggly … Read more

Nature-Themed Reading for Black History Month

This Black History Month, we are uplifting Black leaders that have made a difference by sharing personal, ancestral, and contemporary connections with nature, gardening, and community education. Progressive Nature Studies … Read more

Aerial view of a wide river.

Let the Funding Flow

Towns and cities across the Mississippi River basin are experiencing more frequent and intense floods as the climate warms. Communities in the basin are forced to frequently rebuild with cobbled-together … Read more

A young volunteer wearing a blue "Earth Tomorrow" t-shirt uses a circular saw to divide a plank of wood.

Earth Tomorrow’s “3’Peat” Service Learning Confluence

I share this poem because it speaks to confluence. Confluence: Merriam Webster defines as a coming or flowing together, meeting, or gathering at one point. The flowing together of two … Read more