November, 2014: It was about this time of year in 1984 when I put my first home garden to bed. At the end of that season 30 years ago, I had a thousand questions about how to garden better in 1985. As Thomas Jefferson said, "But tho' an old man, I am but a young gardener." Click title to read more . . .
Once upon a time, not long ago, farming and gardening were a necessary part of most families' lives and highly visible to young children. Now, in many cases, adults have to take the time to make sure children know their food doesn't magically materialize behind the fast-food counter.
Read my latest article from The Day newspapers, New London, CT, about books and activity kits that help kids discover the garden path. I interview Lori Paradis Brant, a veteran of environmental education with Connecticut Forest and Park Association.