Real News

2019-12-30
Real News
Aren't we getting tired of news about things like politics, war, money and crime? What if there was a news channel where we could learn about the origins of the things we encounter in our everyday lives? Featuring the people responsible for it all. The people who create our clothing and appl... Read More

Lesser Celendine

2019-04-04
Lesser Celendine
Suddenly, in the early spring, the woods are graced with a carpet of tiny yellow flowers. They are so pretty, but - they are 'invasive' we are told by the native plant police. Like Robbie the Robot, we are encouraged to ex ter min ate. Seriously? I have been collecting the leaves and flowers ... Read More

Dirty Secret - I Hate Gardening

2018-06-03
Dirty Secret - I Hate Gardening
"What?!?  You don't enjoy digging in the dirt?  It's such a satisfying, healthy and noble pursuit! But to tell the truth,  I would much rather be hanging out with my laptop than digging in the dirt. To me, gardening feels artificial.  It's a way of coercing nature into growing what we want where... Read More

Lunch on the Lawn

2018-06-02
Lunch on the Lawn
"All good things are wild and free" - Henry David Thoreau Can we change our perception of what a lawn is supposed to be?   Out lawns look like outdoor versions of our livingrooms - a carpet in the middle with shrubs and flowers as furnture and pictures.  What if we changed the livingroom model t... Read More

Just Toss It

2018-04-27
Just Toss It
I’ve been watching a squirrel on my deck. He was eating a nut and tossing off the pieces he didn’t want.  He wasn’t concerned with keeping the floor clean. He didn’t go look for a trash can, or bother to sweep and vacuum. Nope — he just tossed it off and went to find another one. M... Read More
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