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Once More to the Garden (Then to the Trout Streams): ...

I wonder if Mr. Big in the sky would be willing to give us a Do-Over.

Living Pleasantly from the Land

“In the first place, thanks to those who work it, the land bears not only the means for people to live, but also bears...

Play With Your Food

The pleasures of a partial self-sufficiency.

The Founding Gardeners

I’ve just finished Andrea Wulf’s beguiling book entitled “ Founding Gardeners, The Revolutionary Generation, Nature and the Shaping of the American Nation”. Published this...

A Season of Gluttony

Is the meaning of a feast forfeited when the fast is no longer observed?

A Garden of Remembrance

I was just a boy with spindly limbs and boney knees, but I knew the importance of stories, so I sat with my grandparents on the porch, and drank sweet tea, and listened to them talk.

Fifty Dollar Tomato

Hillsdale, MI. When I first thought about writing this it was the “Ten Dollar Tomato.”  But historians are more or less required to tell...