Garden Poetry Book, Ecology Art (She-Mantis Chronicle)

In dynamic light verse and alluring images, She-Mantis Chronicle: Prey, Wait, Procreate portrays the incredible life and times of an apex garden insect. “The she-mantis has come/Leggy and lithesome/Summer turning autumn/A pang in her tum … .” Author: John A. Bray’s writing has appeared in many publications, including The New York Times and The Saturday…

Coal Camp Beans: A New Market Quest

Lewis Jett, an associate professor of horticulture at West Virginia University, believes there’s an untapped market for heritage beans, mountain beans with a deep connection to Central Appalachia, beans that might give a bit of a boost to the local economy and provide a tastier and more nutritious alternative to the prevalent commercial “green beans.” It’s a difficult equation to solve.