Inspirational

Love of Creation: Tom Harris

Former master gardener and First Congregational UCC congregant Tom Harris agreed to meet with me to share his thoughts, concerns, and experiences as a gardener.  His parents had a big garden when he was young so he fell into gardening naturally.  Harris’s own children enjoyed the vegetables he grew, and when his wife, Judy, who (More...)

Bonnie Amesquita Inspirational Interviews

Joyce Marten, On Learning to Garden

DeKalb resident Joyce Marten calls her tenth-of-an-acre Straw Bale garden her latest “experiment.” She says, “I try different things, different plants. It’s the same way I cook. It’s like ‘Aw Jeez, who wants to eat the same thing all the time,’ so I’m always looking for recipes.” Marten cultivates more than 25 kinds of vegetables (More...)

Bonnie Amesquita Inspirational

What it Means to be a White Climate Justice Activist

Earlier this summer, I interviewed a local climate activist who told me that according to one study, by 2030 we would know if we hit the two degree celsius temperature change, a crucial tipping point. That in fifteen years we would pretty much know how much we were screwed. While these types of doomsday scientific (More...)

Amelia Diehl Inspirational