Source water protection and working collaboratively, explained
To protect source water, lasting behavior changes in land and water management practices are needed. Environmental Initiative is convening a statewide network of individuals with experience in source water protection, community outreach, engagement, agriculture, and public health to develop ways to promote land use that protects drinking water.
Jerry Wicklund supports community through conservation
With community support, the Wicklund family have spent the last several years converting their farmland to natural habitat.
Data-driven irrigation management supports farmers and the environment
Chuck Louis uses soil probes and data to improve the precision of water and nutrient application on a field. Precision can increase a farm's profitability by optimizing inputs and increasing yields.
Reducing costs and increasing yields with data
Christy Bauer uses application tools and products to save farmers money and reduce the environmental impact of their operations.
The joy of meaningful connection
Executive director Mike Harley writes about interdependence and the transformative experiences that await each of us when we say "yes" to new relationships.
Summer reflections: Gravel Bed Nursery
Northside Safety NET intern Paris Beasley visited Gravel Bed Nursery this summer to learn all about trees, from how they survive in gravel to how they can die by Dutch Elm Disease.
Centering BIPOC experiences and our connection to nature
Tamara Few, recipient of the 2022 Environmental Initiative critical collaborator award, works to make safe spaces in the outdoors for BIPOC folks to heal, connect, and find joy.
Summer reflections: Celestial Gardens design and implementation
Northside Safety NET intern Evette Eaton helped create a community garden with Celestial Gardens this summer.
Summer reflections: Sustainable landscape training and pollinator survey
Intern Micah Beasley pet bees and pulled weeds this summer with Metro Blooms as part of the Northside Safety NET program.
Board Voices: An unexpected transformation with Environmental Initiative as a catalyst for personal change
Levi Brown, current Environmental Initiative board member, shares his story of transformation rooted in a meeting which led to unexpected insights and meaningful relationships.