Mary Sophie Young

The Youngest of Eight Today is the birthday of botanist and explorer Mary Sophie Young, who was born on this day in 1872. In 2017, Nicole Elmer wrote a lovely profile of Young, which was featured on the website for the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Texas at Austin. Here are some…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Folklore and legends are often intertwined with plants and gardens. Today I stumbled on a Swedish Legend called “The Harvest That Never Came,” and I thought you’d get a kick out of it. The story has been used in lesson plans to teach kids problem-solving. I’m going to abbreviate it a bit, but I’ll share…

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