RRon Krupp is a master of gardening and storytelling. "The Woodchuck's Guide to Gardening" is a critical resource for beginning and experienced gardners who need seasoned, practical ideas. Ron has a deep respect for the power of the seed, and the importance of healthy soil. He shares his lessons through poetry, wit, and prose.S--Enid Wonnacott, executive director of the Northeast Farming Association of Vermont.
For the last ten years, Vermont Public Radio has presented a remarkable array of voices from the region in concise commentaries designed specifically for commuter drive-time. Individually and collectively, over 60 people have achieved a wide following among 150,000 listeners spread over three states and Canada. Vermont Air presents three essays apiece from 26 of them. Chosen for their literary value, timelessness, and harmony, they range from art to education, from gardening to folklore, from news to history, from health to nature. This anthology saves these pieces from literally vanishing into thin air with its unique portrait of one decade's issues and events in the Green Mountain State. Contributors -- Philip Baruth, Nick Boke, Allen Boye, Joe Citro, Will Curtis, Peg Devlyn, Lois Eby, Ellen David Friedman, Allen Gilbert, Vern Grubinger, Cheryl Hanna, Ron Krupp, Willem Lange, Ted Levin, John McClaughry, John Morton, Jules Older, Ruth Page, Ron Powers, Olin Robison, Dan Rockmore, Mary Barrosse Shwartz, Bill Seamans, Tom Slayton, Libby Sternberg, Jeff Wennberg. Afterword by the editors.
A bustling lumber and trading port on the shores of Lake Champlain founded by Ethan and Ira Allen in the 1780s became the city of Burlington in 1865. With a current population of almost 43,000 residents, Burlington is still Vermont's "Queen City," consistently nationally ranked for quality of life and as a great place to both raise a family and to retire. It is not just the beautiful scenery and endlessly interesting weather that makes Burlington desirable but also the amazing people and businesses of Burlington that make it unique. Burlington is the hometown of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream; Horatio Nelson Jackson, the first man to drive an automobile across the continental United States; the Lake Champlain Chocolate Company; first lady Grace Coolidge; the Vermont Pub & Brewery, one of the nation's first brewpubs; philosopher and educator John Dewey; the world-renowned jam band Phish; a small army of accomplished and eclectic artists; and more interesting coffee and tea shops than almost any other small city in the country.
Scalawag tells the surprising story of a white working-class boy who became an unlikely civil rights activist. Born in 1935 in Richmond, where he was sent to segregated churches and schools, Ed Peeples was taught the ethos and lore of white supremacy by every adult in his young life. That message came with an equally cruel one—that, as the child of a wage-earning single mother, he was destined for failure. But by age nineteen Peeples became what the whites in his world called a "traitor to the race." Pushed by a lone teacher to think critically, Peeples found his way to the black freedom struggle and began a long life of activism. He challenged racism in his U.S. Navy unit and engaged in s...