April 22, 2021 Plants and People of Vanuatu, J Sterling Morton, August Wilhelm Eichler, Spring Gratitude, Kitchen Garden Cookbook by Jeanne Kelley, and the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden

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Today we celebrate the man who conceived of a new holiday that became Arbor Day. We’ll also learn about the man who developed the first classification system for plants based on evolution. We’ll hear some grateful words about spring from the author Barbara Kingsolver. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a garden cookbook that is…

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I Have Seen Women Looking at Jewelry Ads

I Have Seen Women Looking at Jewelry Ads

by Barbara Kingsolve I have seen women looking at jewelry ads with a misty eye and one hand resting on the heart, and I only know what they’re feeling because that’s how I read the seed catalogs in January.           Note: Today’s Unearthed Words are all about seed catalogs.  If you…

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Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: Today’s book recommendation: Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver In honor of the work of botanist Elsie Elizabeth Esterhuysen, today’s book recommendation is: Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver (Kingsolver has a background in biology).  Although it’s a fictional book, it features naturalist Mary Treat, who corresponds with Darwin and a character who risks his job…

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