Stories by Gail Prunty

About Gail

Gail Prunty is the education/communications specialist for the Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District.

Keep your yard green and water clean

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The recent surge of long-awaited warm weather has brought some of us back to a long-lost, yet oh so familiar place…our yard! In the weeks ahead, we will joyfully watch spring bring our yard back to life. This sacred space surrounding our home hopefully brings feelings of comfort, relaxation, pride and security. Whether we are […]

Firmly grounded yet moving forward

Thursday, December 26, 2013

With bellies full and hearts warmed by family festivities, hopefully the holidays provide the much needed time to recharge our minds and rejuvenate our spirits. With a new year quickly approaching, this time also allows us to reflect on the past and plan for the future. In just five short days, we’ll be turning the […]

Dirt on Conservation: Trees do more than provide shade

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Under the shelter of my porch, I watched as a gray squirrel corralled her three babies up a maple tree. The expression “like herding cats” came to mind, and I smiled at mama’s dedication and instinctual commitment to protect her young. Within minutes, they scrambled up high into the maple’s branches and the family disappeared […]

A tried-and-true solution to nutrient pollution, then and now

Thursday, January 24, 2013

From cattle to commerce, mills to malls, and farmlands to frack pads, every watershed has historically supported a large variety of ever-changing land uses, determined by the availability and management of nearby natural resources. Since their formation by the Ohio General Assembly in 1941, Ohio’s 88 Soil and Water Conservation Districts have been at the […]

Going for the gold takes dedication

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Every summer, Colleen Sharp spends hours in the water. Suiting up, then diving in, she hones her skills and technique like an athlete in training. She has inspired many, both young and old, with her dedication, drive and passion. Colleen has what it takes to be a champion … the conservation kind. In the spirit […]

Cleaning supplies: How to make your house safe and healthy

Thursday, February 23, 2012

If this year’s unusual winter weather is any sign of what lies ahead, there’s a good chance we’ll be starting our spring cleaning earlier. But before you crack the windows, crank the tunes, and corral the cleaning supplies, resolve to make some small, but significant changes, in 2012 for a cleaner and greener household. Revelations […]

Lasagna gardening: A tantalizing technique

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The word “lasagna” brings mouth-watering thoughts of baked pasta noodles layered in tomato sauce, fresh garlic, meat, and melted cheese. But in the world of gardening and composting, “lasagna gardening” is far from tasty. It gets its name from the layers created on Mother Nature’s giant sheet pan.

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