"Two former CIA employees are suing Kansas police, claiming a raid on their home was unfounded. They say a SWAT team descended on their home in April 2012 without a warrant in search of contraband, only to find vegetables growing in their basement."Read more »
Senate Bill 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act, has been called "the most dangerous bill in the history of the United States of America." It would grant the U.S. government new authority over the public's right to grow, trade and transport any foods. This would give Big brother the power to regulate the tomato plants in your backyard. It would grant them the power to arrest and imprison people selling cucumbers at farmer's markets. It would criminalize the transporting of organic produce if you don't comply with the authoritarian rules of the federal government.Read more »
James William Gibson describes ways in which people are seeking to reconnect with the natural world. Amy Stewart warns about some very lovely, common garden variety plants that can kill you. Richard Reynolds is a guerrilla gardener, someone who tends someone else's land for harvest. Erin Clune takes a walk in a Madison WI garden. Charles Jencks created a beautiful work of landscape architecture, and Michael Gandolfi wrote an evolving musical composition about it.Read more »
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