EARTH DAY - Golden Anniversity

What were you doing April 22, 1970? It was a perfect spring day in my south-central Illinois hometown. I was a high school senior, the music was great, neither social media nor the 24-hour news cycle existed, the Vietnam War was still raging and Richard Milhous Nixon was president. I recall my classmates and I spent time that day in Mr. Baird's sociology class discussing Earth Day, because Wednesday April 22, 1970 was the first. On January 1, 1970, the Natural Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) became law and later that year President Nixon created a new federal department (the EPA, Environmental Protection Agency) to help us deal with pollution. Nixon is remembered mostly for the Waterga

Rant of the Month

Unfortunately, most people know little about gardening and environmental issues including many "professionals" employed to choose, install and maintain plants and design landscapes. This page highlights specific issues with commentary on remedy or recommendation for course of action. Examples are numerous and easy to find -- rarely requiring me to travel far from home.  Hopefully, these postings will make the task of finding examples more difficult.  I will occasionally also post outstanding and approved examples in an effort to educate.