Florida Springs in Peril

A recent visit to the Silver Glen Springs in the Ocala National Forest, left me wondering once again at the obliviousness of human beings when it comes to our environment—the environment that keeps us alive. The air we breathe, the water we drink, the land on which we build our homes and cities, and the […]

A Gift of Cooling Purslane

My new friend disappeared under a canopy of summer squash plants, and when she reappeared she was waving a plant, roots and all. “Is this purslane?” she asked. “Looks like it from here,” I responded. I had just enjoyed a stimulating and intriguing tour of a special homestead that is a heady blend of pioneer […]