Gardening in the NY Times Mag’s Green Issue

The New York Times Magazine’s green Issue includes these garden-related goodies:

  • In the article "Act" there’s information about a "Compost Feast".
  • Under "Live" you’ll find the imperative to "Plant More Trees", a piece about "Urban Farming", and a nice mention of Project Laundry List (not actually about gardening but the nonprofit is a friend of GardenRant).
  • Michael Pollan’s "Why Bother?" is long but at the very bottom of page 3 he starts to make the case for gardening, beginning with this: "Measured against the Problem We Face, planting a garden sounds pretty
    benign, I know, but in fact it’s one of the most powerful things an
    individual can do — to reduce your carbon footprint, sure, but more
    important, to reduce your sense of dependence and dividedness: to
    change the cheap-energy mind."  Keep reading on page 4.
  • In "Greener Pastures," TV host Bill Nye reports having cut his water usage in HALF by switching from lawn to vegetables.  Really?  Now you know I’m pro-vegetable but I bet he could have achieved the same savings by just letting the damn lawn go dormant in the summer.
  • In "Bugged Out," we learn that Isabella Rossellini crawls around her garden observing bug sex.

Posted by on April 21, 2008 at 4:47 am, in the category Uncategorized.
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  1. Hey Susan, I cheered when I saw how much ink and cyber-ink the venerable NY Times spent on green issues in honor of Earth Day. I read everything Michael Pollan writes because his presentations seem to be balanced enough and so logical that he might win over at least some of the recalcitrant anti-environment holdouts. Each one counts. Ginny