Archives for April 2010

City, Country & Civilization

April 30, 2010 at 9:05 am

“We have developed city civilization far beyond country civilization, and yet both are really the two necessary parts of human activity. City and country are gradually coming together in sympathy, but this is due more to acquaitanceship than to any underlying co-operation between them as equal forces in society. Until such an organic relationship exists,... View Article

Nature Is One Vast Democracy

April 26, 2010 at 10:54 am

“Every person who works in factory or field, who sails the sea or digs in mines, who finds his efforts with books or machines or with vast enterprises, who prophesies of things to come,—every one is touched by the same wind, encouraged by the same rain, grown by the same sun, uplifted by the same... View Article

Quotable Bailey

April 18, 2010 at 8:37 am

“The man who worries morning and night about the dandelion in the lawn will find great relief in loving the dandelions” Liberty Hyde Bailey, Manual of Gardening, 1910

The Simple Wisdom of the Fields

April 15, 2010 at 10:45 am

The more perfect the machinery of our lives, the more artificial do they become. Teaching is ever more methodical and complex. The pupil is impressed with the vastness of knowledge and the importance of research. This is well; but at some point in the school-life there should be the opening of the understanding to the... View Article

The Satisfaction of a Garden

April 13, 2010 at 10:41 am

The satisfaction of a garden does not depend on the area, nor, happily, on the cost or rarity of the plants. It depends on the temper of the person. One must first seek to love plants and nature, and then to cultivate the happy peace of mind that is satisfied with little. In the vast... View Article

Window Farming: A Do-It-Yourself Veggie Venture : NPR

April 6, 2010 at 11:33 am

If you have a green thumb, a window and a serious Do-It-Yourself ethic, you too, can be a farmer … even in your downtown apartment building. Spring is here, and for urban dwellers with no access to soil, hydroponic gardening is a way to grow fresh veggies indoors. Window Farming: A Do-It-Yourself Veggie Venture :... View Article