Once again it’s Monday and I finished Novella Carpenter’s Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer over the weekend. The review is typed up and I’ll be posting it tomorrow. I’ve decided I need to get better at spacing my reviews out over regular intervals rather than in random clumps. I loved this book. So much that I’ll say it again – I loved … Continue reading It’s Monday, What are you reading?
Garden books and winter go together. After the garden has been covered over, – first by autumn leaves, then frost, and finally a dusting of snow – what’s left for a gardener to do until March but read? Of course, by now someone has told you that you HAVE to pick up a copy of The Omnivore’s Dilemma (if you haven’t already). But before The … Continue reading Oh yeah, that other book Michael Pollan wrote…
It’s Monday and, well, my tea is cold. That kind of says it all, doesn’t it? I’ve been trucking through Second Nature by Michael Pollan. I want to get back to my reading and finish it up today. But it’s sooooo good I feel it’s only fair to share. As for passing animals, there’s no shortage of these. The scents and hues of ripeness in … Continue reading It’s Monday… it’s still Monday….
The Michael Pollan book I’m reading reminds me of another favorite author of mine – Witold Rybczynski. Both writers devote themselves to what could easily become unwieldy topics (gardening & cities in these examples), yet they succeed in keeping the information manageable by dividing it into short, entertaining and self-contained essays. I found their writing style to be similar, though Pollan is easily the more … Continue reading How & Where: Michael Pollan vs. Witold Rybczynski
Yeah, yeah… it’s cold and windy and snowy out here on the East Coast. Probably not everyone’s idea of perfect gardening weather, but stay with me on this for a minute. Seed catalogs have started arriving in the mail. I went out and bought some graph paper to figure out what’s going where. No weeding needs to be done yet. Sure no planting either, but … Continue reading It’s Monday… & January is Gardening Month!