"Nature's Spin Through Art" Artist Marnie Stanton has created a series of abstract sculptures to illustrate the story of climate change as told by three prominent people in the field; Bill McKibbon, foumder of 350.org; George Woodwell, founder of the Woods Hole Research Center; and JerrySullivan, retired NOAA physicist. The story they tell is the truth. The message is serious and urgent and needs grassroots action now!
"An Island in Conflict — What to do about Climate Change" A thoughtful dialogue about how to best protect Martha's Vineyard against the onslaught of high water, storm surges, and acidification, which are just a few of the consequences of climate change. The private sector tends to conflict with the public sector when it comes to protecting their shorelines. What parts of the island get armored,who decides, and what is best for the island?
"Roving Eyes" The Dukes County Fishermen's Association, Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah and the University of New Hampshire, are collaborating to create a winter flounder stock enhancement program on Martha's Vineyard. Follow the step by step process to determine the best future habitat for a juvenile flounder release collected from data on two great ponds. Meet the wild brood stock brought into the Tribal hatchery where they will spawn out in 'honeymoon' tanks. Witness the tiny baby flounder being raised on their home grown rotifer food raised on the premises. And stand by for the last phase of this project which is the release of 50,000 tagged juvenile flounders into one of the Vineyard ponds in the up coming year.
"One seed at a time" This is story of the Polly Hill Arboretum internship program. In 1958 at age 50, Polly Hill began her arboretum by sowing seed on her family's summer property, then known as Barnard's Inn Farm. She spent the rest of her life looking for plants that would grow out of latitude and thrive on Martha's Vineyard, and traveled extensively collected seeds from all over the world. In the 1990's her beautiful private gardens became a public arboretum and shortly afterwards with the added help of David Smith and Sam Feldman the Internship Program was formed. Many young people have gone through either the summer or 9 month program and continued on with great success in the horticulture world. This is their story and the story of their remarkable mentor.
"Tisbury Waterways Plants a Rain Garden" This is a step by step how to, on planting a bio-swale or rain garden in the town of Tisbury, on Martha's Vineyard. The idea is to use natural indigenous plants to absorb the run off of water from storms that are carrying pollutants to the receiving water bodies. These gardens are a natural way to help maintain the water quality in the island waterways.