8 reasons to go native in your yard

A couple of years ago, my first spring in Boulder, I found myself doing something I abhor—mowing the lawn. It wasn’t the workout I minded, though I could have done a lot more fun things to get some exercise. And I didn’t mind the smell of newly mown grass—that earthy whiff announcing summer. Read More…

Priorities pay off

In the deadwater that is book publishing this month–big publishers have no credit to play with and are offering almost no contracts–an amazing thing happened: the author of a second novel received from Scribner an advance of $4.8 million. Yowze!

100 women saving the planet

March is National Women’s History Month, and this year the theme is “Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet.” The National Women’s History Project website celebrates 100 women who have worked in ecological projects ranging from starting nonprofits to … Read More…

Another sign of (political) spring

Michelle Obama and schoolchildren broke ground today for an organic garden at the White House: This was one of the suggestions environmental journalist Michael Pollan made last fall before the election in his open letter to the next Farmer-in-Chief on … Read More…