Sunday, February 26, 2023

Happy Birthday, Grand Canyon National Park! 🥳

On this date in 1919 President Woodrow Wilson grew his legacy by establishing THE GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK despite opposition from business, ranchers, and miners. It continues to be a source of inspiration for Americans and visitors from around the world. And it continues to need our protection. This photo is from my visit during the Park's centennial celebration in 2019.
Here are a few books set in and around the Grand Canyon and surrounding desert community.

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Seed on!

"Here at the Seed Company, we sell only open-pollinated (OP) seeds, and many of these are heirlooms," begins Ken Greene in his most recent newsletter. "Unlike hybrid varieties, saved OP seeds will grow 'true to type' if you shoose to re-sow them the following season. We invite gardeners at every level to save seeds from their best OP varieities and try selecting for traits like flavor, color, and disease-resistance."
I interviewd Ken for my book THE STORY OF SEEDS, so this topic isn't new to me. But Ken brings it to life again in a new article titled, HEIRLOOM, OPEN-POLLINATED, OR HYBRID...WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE.
Ken was (and is) a great resource for learning about all things seed related. His Hudson Valley Seed Company continues to be a great source of seeds. In addition to planting my own garden, I've continued to write about seeds, farming, and food security. I have a new book releasing this spring -- THE WORLD THAT FEEDS US. There are so many farms using sustainable methods that protect our planet. I hope their stories (and Ken's wise words) will inspire your own growing season this year! Seed on!
For more information about THE STORY OF SEEDS, THE WORLD THAT FEEDS US, and my other books, visit my website.

Good News and Bad News ---For Wolves

There was good news and bad news recently for our country's gray wolf population, as you see below. While the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser...