Let’s take a moment to celebrate the revival of another beautiful place in our world.
On this week’s edition of Saturday’s Around The World here at Ever Widening Circles (EWC), we’d like to bring your attention to 5,500 acres of land in Texas that, just fifty years ago, were completely dry and barely able sustain any life at all. Now, this once barren land is a thriving and beautiful corner of the world.
How was this land able to transform?
The story begins with a man named David Bamberger and a lot of fried chicken. With his great reverence for the natural world, Bamberger found some of the most depleted, overgrazed land in Texas and made it his mission to bring it back to life.
The process of how he was able to rehabilitate is a simple and elegant testament to the power of the natural world.
Nature is powerful, but it can’t survive everything by itself.
It’s no secret that us humans have caused an enormous amount of habitat loss across the world. Deforestation, overgrazing, and poor farming practices over generations have left ecosystems unable to keep up with our rapid changes.
Thankfully, over the past few decades, we’ve managed to develop more sustainable practices and kept a closer eye on conservation, but there’s more work to be done. There are places that have been forgotten.
David Bamberger reminds us that if we stop pushing against mother nature, and instead work alongside her, what springs back to life may surprise us. It just takes one person, like you or me, to care and help kick-start a revival. Nature can take it from there.
If you’re interested in learning more about this organization or getting information on how you can help bring habitats back to life around your own home, please visit their website bambergerranch.org!
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