Spring is just around the corner

It is, I feel it. In fact, I’ve started thinking about what to plant this year in our long awaited garden. Just the other day I found our High Mowing Organic Seed catalog and tonight I found our Missouri Wildflowers Nursery catalog. Now while I’m going to sit down with the kids this weekend toContinue reading “Spring is just around the corner”

Back at the homefront

After struggling all summer with an overgrown lawn (and again, now that we’ve just come back from vacation), I found this article today on how to change that and you know, it’s looking really good at the moment. It’s entitled “Arid Southwest Cities’ Plea: Lose the Lawn” by Ian Lovett at the New York Times.Continue reading “Back at the homefront”

What comes around goes around

Interesting how things sort of do that for me a lot. I requested a couple of books on the topic of Nature Deficit Disorder, which is also the topic of the  book I’m reading now, “The Nature Principle” by Richard Louv. In turn, the first book I requested “Birds”,  is written by the same authorContinue reading “What comes around goes around”

Books imitate art (or in this case, the environment)

If you want to see a nice reuse project, check out the article on High Line Park in New York City over at Inhabitat by Jill Fehrenbacher. It’s entitled “Inhabitat Exclusive Video: The NYC High Line Opens. Like the book “The curious garden” by Peter Brown, it’s a good example of how to reuse something.