Written September 18, 2005 by georgia

local ecologist is the blog for local Ecology. The blog is written by Georgia Silvera and contains mostly short notes on everything relating to neighborhoods: parks, gardens, lawns, green space, housing, sidewalks, trash, and local businesses. The site has been described as a collection of "wide ranging urban ecological ruminations."

My interest in green space developed in early childhood, playing in our front and back yards and exploring sugarcane fields and suburban wilds. I became formally interested in neighborhoods as a community forest intern with the Urban Resources Initiative in New Haven, Connecticut. Although I now call Berkeley, CA my home, I post about places I have lived (Boston, for example) and places I visit. The theory I reference in some of my posts comes out of my current studies of neighborhood and park landscapes; I am a graduate student in landscape architecture and environmental planning.

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