Category Greenwoman

Joel Salatin (America’s Libertarian Agrarian Intellectual) Reveals His Writing Secrets

As is true for most readers of garden lit, Joel Salatin entered my awareness in 2006 via Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma. While I had always been interested in farming and food production, I equated Salatin, a self-described “Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic Farmer” with ranching, and so wasn’t compelled, right off, to read his books. After all, I was only an urban gardener who dabbled in growing a few

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A Generous Season

A gentle rain is falling. It’s evening now and all is quiet. Too quiet! With every passing moment the garden, the malignant garden is growing. We’ve warned friends to watch out, that the squash vines may be growing faster than they can run! Savvy friends visiting our ranch know about our squash problem and lock their cars, lest their back seats somehow mysteriously become filled with zucchini, neatly stacked like

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George Washington Carver: Grandfather of Sustainability – Part IV

In Part III, we learned of George Washington Carver’s work at Tuskegee Institute and a few of his many inventions. This is the conclusion of George Washington Carver: Grandfather of Sustainability. This brilliant mini-biography by Cheri Colburn first appeared in Greenwoman #2.  It’s available in that issue, or in its entirety as an ebook on Amazon.com. –Sandra Knauf   Seeds of Knowledge  Carver’s mission was clear, and he had no split

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George Washington Carver: Grandfather of Sustainability – Part III

In Part II, we left George Washington Carver as he just accepted an offer from Booker T. Washington to come to a new and financially struggling black college in Alabama, Tuskegee Institute. This brilliant mini-biography by Cheri Colburn first appeared in Greenwoman #2.  It’s available in that issue, or in its entirety as an ebook on Amazon.com.   In Service to His Race As the train jostled from Ames, Iowa, to

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George Washington Carver: Grandfather of Sustainability – Part II

In Part I, we learned about George Washington Carver’s early years, from his birth to a slave in Missouri through his early education. We left during his teen years, as he finds a ride with the Smith family to find more schooling, and hopefully, more opportunities, in Fort Scott, Kansas. This brilliant mini-biography by Cheri Colburn first appeared in Greenwoman #2.  It’s available in that issue, or in its entirety as

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George Washington Carver: Grandfather of Sustainability – Part I

This brilliant mini-biography by Cheri Colburn first appeared in Greenwoman #2.  It’s available in that issue, or in its entirety as an ebook on Amazon.com. –Sandra Knauf * * * For weeks now I’ve been asking my (mostly white, mostly well-educated) friends what they know about George Washington Carver. Nearly every response has focused on the phrase, “The Peanut Guy.” As you probably know, my friends are right. If there is

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