Eco activism

A GREAT GIFT FOR GARDENERS

This year I did my required volunteer hours (and then some!) for the Madison Area Master Gardeners Association by co-editing its Wisconsin Garden Journal.  The efforts and expertise of many Master Gardener Volunteers were poured enthusiastically into this volume.  THIS BOOK WOULD MAKE A GREAT GIFT FOR EVERY GARDENER IN […]

THE EPA WANTS YOU

Lisa P. Jackson, Obama’s administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency spoke at UW-Madison campus this week, and I pedaled down to campus to hear her. Jackson’s visit to Madison could be considered something of a pilgrimage.  Her job and all the main environmental protection laws grew out of the Earth […]

FOOD DAY OCTOBER 24

Next Monday, October 24, is Food Day, sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a nonprofit watchdog group.  This organization has been working for safer food since 1971.  They promoting meals built around vegetables, fruits and whole grains instead of processed packaged foods.  They have coordinated many […]

DEER TICKS ON THE RISE

If  you live in deer tick country, tuck your pants in your socks.    I just read in my October Arboretum Newsletterthat the deer tick population there is on the increase.  Researchers are on the lookout for these little beasties there, and this past summer they found deer ticks in […]