Caring about the environment is patriotic.
April 25th, 2012
I have some exciting news to share: My writing debut for USA TODAY hits the newsstands this week, in the American Life: Green Living special publication (how Red, White and Green is that?). The article is about vertical gardening, which has become something of a passion of mine since moving to an apartment with an abundantly sized patio (stay tuned for photos of my pole beans). There’s also a section about vertical farming, which sounds like science fiction, but could very well be the key to food security as our planet struggles to accommodate 9 billion people in the next half century.
The magazine is only available in print, so if you’d like to read the article other than zooming below, I highly recommend picking up your own copy (also on the newsstands through June), since it’s filled with some really cool ideas about how to take your green home/life just that one step further (included: DIY cleaning product recipes; a guide to renting goats; and an engrossing read on guerilla gardening, penned by my pal/brilliant writer Matt Villano).
A special thanks to my interviewees for the piece — organic gardening consultant and Gardenerd founder Christy Wilhelmi, Windowfarms founder Britta Riley, as well as Dickson Despommier, professor emeritus at Columbia University and author of The Vertical Farm.
Now get out there and start growing!