Archives for August 2009

The Separate Soul: Liberty Hyde Bailey’s Reflections On John Muir

August 19, 2009 at 3:31 pm

The new Ken Burn’s documentary, The National Park: America’s Best Ideas will take to the airwaves on September 27th. One of the featured personalities will be that of John Muir, no less reintroducing the legacy of this profound man to many Americans. Muir’s activism ripples through our culture with concentric waves touching the founding of... View Article

Local Beef Brown Bag Caps Summer Program

August 14, 2009 at 9:22 am

Where does your beef come from? As author Michael Pollan points out in his book, In Defense of Food we have resigned one of the most intimate acts in our daily life, eating food, to an industrialized system. Mike Rainey, of Rainey Farms in South Haven, Michigan presented an alternative at the museum’s last Brown... View Article

Recommended Reads

August 11, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Two leaders in environmental thought influenced by the writings of Liberty Hyde Bailey continue to inspire. Parts of Bailey’s classic The Holy Earth can be found in Wendell Berry’s What Are People For?: Essays. Aldo Leopold’s classic A Sand County Almanac furthered Bailey’s idea of how one is to live with their environment. Great reads... View Article

Farm Fresh Foods Feature on NPR Website

August 11, 2009 at 12:39 pm

This Morning Edition series takes you to America’s farmers markets and roadside stands for a sample of what’s growing on its farms, in its gardens and across the countryside. Check it out at: