My January “Gardens” column in What’s Up? Magazine

garden.jpgClick on the picture to access the article on the magazine’s web site. 

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Writing about agriculture is fascinating.

Here are some of my recent articles for Lancaster Farming.  (Friends are wondering what I’ve been up to. )

Maryland Farmers Discuss Ag Policy.Selective Focus Photography of Vegetables in Basket

And here’s one on a dangerously hardy weed threatening farm productivity, “Eradicating Palmer Amaranth.”

Value Added Agriculture” is an important innovation in marketing farm products.

And one more of my recent articles for Lancaster Farming, “International Markets for Farmers Products.”  


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The Birds, Bees and The Flowers and The Trees | What’s Up Magazine

Here’s my November column on gardens: 

Birds and bees are valuable members of our gardens’ eco-systems, and they’re beautiful and exciting as well.

Source: The Birds, Bees and The Flowers and The Trees | What’s Up Magazine 

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Good Fences? | What’s Up Magazine

Here’s my December column on gardens: 

You may know Robert Frost’s poem, “Mending Wall,” in which the narrator questions the goodness of walls and fences.  Good Fences? | What’s Up Magazine  

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Undercover Stars Among Us | What’s Up Magazine

Should I Have Asked for an Autograph?

Source: Undercover Stars Among Us | What’s Up Magazine

Have you walked past someone on the sidewalk or waited at a counter next to someone who looked vaguely familiar? Something about her smile, about his gesture draws your attention, suggested that this was someone you should know. And, you may be right. You may be reacting to a certain poise and confidence, an indefinable quality of character.

Some notable, even famous people call Annapolis and the Eastern Shore “home.” You may know him as the guy who walks the handsome dog, or she’s the woman with the infectious smile, but in their worlds—the worlds of art, literature, music, and scholarship, they are stars, even supernovas.

Let me introduce you to just a few of our brilliant and famous, neighbors: Dr. Eva Brann, archeologist, translator, philosopher, author, pedagogue; Grace Cavalieri, poet, playwright, radio host; Brian Ganz, concert pianist, essayist, pedagogue; Leonard Koscianski, contemporary artist; Ulrika Leander, fiber & tapestry artist.

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