The Dirty Life

There are not many books I’ve read more than once. My appetite for the written word is voracious–my loved ones might say insatiable–but it’s almost always focused on  tantalizing new territory. Fortunately, this is not as much of a vice in reading as it would be in other spheres of life. But every now and then, a book comes along…

This Life Is in Your Hands

If you’re an organic gardener, you must have heard of Eliot Coleman. You’ve probably read some of his books: Four-Season Harvest or The New Organic Grower. I confess that I haven’t. Yet. But that didn’t diminish my excitement at finding a memoir written by his daughter, Melissa Coleman. In 2011, she published This Life Is…