Finally, the failure of the Teton Dam is explained
It took nearly 30 years--but now we know why.» More ...
Thomas hits paydirt with composting advice
Tamara Thomas is not afraid to get down and dirty helping clients solve earthy problems. She owns Terre-Source, a one-woman consulting firm in Mt. Vernon that specializes in composting.
Her clients include North Mason Fiber Company in Belfair, area governments in King and Snohomish counties, and Washington State University.
Thomas’s interest in composting dates back to the 1980s, when a Master Composter friend gave her a home composting system for her birthday. “I’ve been a home composter ever since, ” she says.
While pursuing a master’s degree (’02 Soil Chem.) at WSU, she worked with professor of crop and soil sciences Dave Bezdicek, who remembers … » More …
Plowed Under: Agriculture and Environment in the Palouse
Andrew P. Duffin PhD ’02
University of Washington Press, 2007
This is an important and disturbing book, both for the environmental degradation it documents and the message of what little progress our agricultural practices on the Palouse have made.
In a sense, the precursor of Plowed Under was a series of lectures by William Spillman in 1924. Spillman, a versatile and prescient scientist, was one of Washington State Agricultural College’s first faculty members, hired by … » More …