I’ve long admired the on-line magazine Slate for recognizing that gardening is part of life and including a gardening column within its "life" section. It made Slate seem more clued-in than its paper competitors.
But now Slate’s gardening columnist Constance Casey reports that she’s been "ketzel-ized": her column cut for budgetary reasons. She’ll still appear in Slate, just not as regularly.
Dear editors, what are you thinking? In a world experiencing a wrenching recession, an energy crisis, a climate crisis, a food crisis, and an explosion of interest in growing food in the backyard–cutting the gardening coverage just seems stupid.
Maybe cut the shopping coverage instead? Nobody, as far I can tell, is doing any of that.Posted by Evelyn Hadden on January 5, 2009 at 6:27 am, in the category Ministry of Controversy.