Author Archives: Bob Richie

Backyard Medicine

Please join us as John Wolf of Wolfsong Farm teaches us about the medicines and foods that are growing in our backyards right now! John Wolf is a Farmer and Forager at Wolfsong Farm, located on 18 acres in Rockwall and Kaufman Counties, Texas about 25 miles east of Dallas where seasonal clean food is grown and wild-crafted without the use of pesticides or artificial fertilizers. You can learn more about John by visiting his web site at: https://www.facebook.com/WolfsongFarm The February Chapter meeting: Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017… Read More →

Understanding Environmental Quality in Shale Energy Basins

Please join us as Doug Carlton teaches us about the ways that environmental quality is being protected during the current fracking boom in Texas. Doug is trained as an analytical chemist, applying his training towards environmental areas of concern. He earned his bachelors in Chemistry in 2009 from East Texas Baptist University where he was also a four-year letterman on their football team. He then moved to DFW to begin his Ph.D. at The University of Texas at Arlington. During this period, he developed an expertise in separation… Read More →

Patrick Johnston, Falconer – Founder of Frontier Bird Control

Patrick Johnston is the owner/founder of Frontier Bird Control. He has trained falcons and hawks for over 8 years and obtained his Master Falconer license. He holds a special purpose abatement license and uses native captive bred hawks and falcons to disperse nuisance birds for safety, health and cleanliness. Patrick also holds an AA Degree from the University of Northern Virginia. In establishing Frontier Bird Control, Patrick has been able to provide a nonhazardous method to rid locations of nuisance birds. In turn, he offers an environmentally friendly solution by utilizing trained… Read More →

Why You Should Love Fungi – Their Role in Ecosystems

Denis R Benjamin grew up in South Africa, emigrating to the Pacific Northwest in 1970. He practiced pediatric pathology at the children’s hospitals in Seattle, Washington and Fort Worth, Texas. He became an amateur mycologist soon after his arrival in the USA. He is a Research Associate at the Botanic Research Institute of Texas in Fort Worth. He was a consultant to the regional poison control center, a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Puget Sound Mycological Society and a past Chairman of the Toxicology… Read More →