Archives for January 2012

Was L.H. Bailey a Racist?

January 30, 2012 at 11:17 am

In a recent January post on Thornapple CSA‘s blog,Paul B. Thompson, the W.K. Kellogg Professor of Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics at Michigan State University, made the striking claim that Liberty Hyde Bailey was a racist: “But although Bailey is clearly a food ethics icon, he’s also problematic. He was a racist, for one thing,... View Article

L.H. Bailey-A Look Backward On The Grape

January 20, 2012 at 11:19 am

On a shelf in my library are some fifty books printed in North America which are devoted to the grape, but there is no other fruit that has anywhere near this number of volumes. When, many years ago, I began to collect horticultural books from antiquarian shops in all parts of the country, with no... View Article

Through the Lens of L.H. Bailey: Plants, Places, & People

January 6, 2012 at 2:09 pm

In the archives of the Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum over one-hundred glass plate negatives taken by America’s Father of Modern Horticulture, Liberty Hyde Bailey were uncovered. This summer, for the first time in over a century, these images will be able to be viewed by the public. At the Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum’s premier exhibit,... View Article