Archives for February 2010

Getting Unplugged and Back in the Child’s Realm

February 23, 2010 at 10:48 am

The Kaiser Family Foundationreports that American children’s use of iPods and MP3 players and other electronic media has increased more than an hour in the last five years. Today a child will spend over 7 hours plugged-in.(Children’s Media Use, By Platform – Kaiser Slides) Solution? Connect back to nature as Bailey confesses in this poem,... View Article

Quotable Bailey

February 17, 2010 at 5:01 pm

“Sad would be the day were there no objects higher than man.” L.H. Bailey (This inscription by Bailey found in the frontpiece endpage of his 1927 Background Book, Harvest: Of the Year to the Tiller of the Soil, dated January 13th, 1928)

It’s Slow Good!

February 16, 2010 at 9:39 am

Slow Food is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization that was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world. To do... View Article

Herald-Mail Article: Gardening, Bailey & Children

February 10, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Dorry Norris’s article supplies a well crafted thumbnail sketch of Bailey, his connection to gardening and how we can reconnect. Lifestyle: Growing gardeners, by Dorry Norris These days, gardening programs for kids are growing in popularity. Everyone, from The Herb Society of America to the National Gardening Association to local garden clubs, is creating strategies... View Article

For Feb 12 – Charles Darwin Day (1809-1882)

February 9, 2010 at 2:39 pm

I have seen great surprise expressed in horticultural works at the wonderful skill of gardeners in having produced such splendid results from such poor materials; but the art has been simple, and, as far as the final result is concerned, has been followed almost unconsciously. It has consisted in always cultivating the best known variety,... View Article