I recently started blogging for Mother Earth News as part of my work with Ecocity Builders. Specifically, I’m trying to give their audience more insights into ecologically inspired urban design and ecocity thinking.

Here’s my first post…

What Your Garden Can Teach About Cities


If you’ve ever tried to grow anything in your garden you’ve probably had your share of unrealized visions. In your rookie year perhaps the tomatoes never turned red or the strawberries got munched by bugs. If those mishaps didn’t deflate you enough to replace the whole yard with a bocce court, you probably rebooted your spade and tried some different approaches before the next growing season. You may have moved the tomatoes to a sunnier spot and planted some dandelion to see if it would attract ladybugs with an appetite for your unwelcome strawberry-eating visitors.

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