Monday, April 27, 2009
Are you reading any tasty books about Spring or planting? Any new Green titles on your shelf - or maybe just feedback on books you are enjoying from our list? Spring into action and give up some comment love for our Monday roundup.
Friday, April 24, 2009
The Green Collar Economy is a blueprint for how to solve two problems at once: help the environment by increasing conservation and green power generation while creating of hundreds of thousands of green jobs, mostly filled by people at the lower end of the economic scale. The proposal is idealistic, but it is a real solution and if we could do it, it really would solve both problems.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Powell's is setting up a table at the Portland Farmers' Market with books to match the season. Planting in the spring, harvesting and canning in the fall. You get the picture. It's a smart idea.
But I wonder if I'd spend my cash on a book instead of tomatoes. It would be a tough choice.
Do independent booksellers sell books at your farmers' markets? Do you think it's a good idea?
Monday, April 13, 2009
Is anyone reading a new green book? An old one? Do you have a review about to come out? Let us know and Chile will add the book or review to the list that never stops growing.
I heard of a book a couple of weeks ago that I'm curious about, Dirt, The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth. Has anyone read or reviewed this? It seems appropriate for the planting season.
Any books you're curious about?
In any event, I hope you're enjoying spring at your house; whatever stage it's in.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
As much as I love to find a great green read for me, even more I love it when I come across an excellent eco book for the kids. I've long had favorite fall books for the kids but this week came across a beautifully illustrated and artfully told journey through a summer garden. While not yet summer, my boys and I are talking about what to plant where and why. Vera Rosenberry's Who Is In The Garden? put pictures to our summer-time dreams. Following the garden-loving child, we skipped past butterfly bushes, snuck peeks at sleeping turtles and a sly mantis, and burrowed into a teepee of beans. Just a little inspiration for budding gardeners.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
*You may be familiar with the Mrs. Meyer's name, which the author's daughter adopted for a line of green cleaning supplies sold at Whole Foods and other outlets.