Pro's and Con's of Eradicating Invasives
On the Feb 5 Recovery Zone, Stephanie Potter hosts a discussion on the pros and cons of eradicating invasive species . Guests include Jean Fike, Executive Director of the East Multnomah Soil and Conservation District, and Jeff Haugh, Trails and Restoration Manager of the Forest Park Conservancy here in Portland; and artist/activist Mary Bertuccio with her mother, Lucille Bertuccio, a naturalist and president of the Center for Sustainable Living in Bloomington, Indiana. Are our eradication efforts fundamentally necessary if we are to heal our world, or are they a form of overkill?
More resources: Portland Online and the Oregon Invasive Species Hotline (phone: 503-935-5363). Also several books are mentioned, including: Permaculture by David Holmgren, Gaia's Garden by Toby Hemenway, Eyewitness Handbooks: Herbs by Lesley Bremness. Also two NY Times articles: Friendly Invaders, and Can Weeds Help Solve the Climate Crisis?