Tag Cheri Colburn

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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GMOs Gone Wrong: An Interview with Sandra Knauf, Author of Zera and the Green Man

Sandra Knauf’s Zera and the Green Man is a sci-fi fantasy for the YA market, but I and many other adults have reveled in it. It is “right on time” with current events—plenty of GMO Franken-creatures—and it features the timeless themes of love for nature and family. I recently spent an afternoon interviewing the author, and this is what I learned. ——————— Colburn: In your young adult novel, Zera and

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