Thursday June 14, 2012
Last summer, my life was filled with these tiny miracle retreats up in the Catskills. Spending most of my days here in the city, any excursion to expanses of green countryside is welcome and restorative. But
Tuesday September 13, 2011
It may be one of the largest examples of turning trash into treasure. Where there once was (and I guess technically, still is) a landfill is now a sprawling meadow – a nature preserve and soon-to-be
Wednesday June 15, 2011
Jewelweed, ally against poison ivy.
I love city life. I can step out of my apartment building door and arrive at just about any place I please in as little as 5 minutes, without getting in a
Wednesday November 10, 2010
This review is part of the Green Books campaign.Today 200 bloggers take a stand to support books printed in an eco-friendly manner by simultaneously publishing reviews of 200 books printed on recycled or FSC-certified paper. By
Tuesday October 19, 2010
When I’m not working on my next workshop idea or helping clients choose (or make) healthier household products, I’m off in the wild. The wild of the city that is. Recently we (my boyfriend & I)
Tuesday December 8, 2009
“Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.”
Genius! When was the last time you gazed longingly into nature’s lovely peepers?
Monday December 7, 2009
Reading the Times this morning, I came across two headlines that grabbed my attention. They were both titles of obituaries, summing up a man’s life in four words. To have seemingly led such a focused life,
Monday November 23, 2009
This past Saturday I had a lovely afternoon of foraging in Prospect Park with friends Leda, Meredith, and Liza. We spent most of the expedition picking garlic mustard and bishop’s elder, and digging up field garlic.
Monday September 14, 2009
Deep breath in… and out. The smell of pine and sagebrush. The feeling of rock and dirt beneath my boots. Sharp mountain peaks, bright midday sun, glimmering glacial lakes. And the sounds: call of the magpie,
Saturday September 5, 2009
Bison in Yellowstone, the Tetons neighbor to the North.
I’m off to wrassle some dogies out in the wilds of Wyomin’. Well, okay, not really, but a girl can pretend a little, no?
In reality we