To Garden or Not to Garden? – Gardening Expert Margaret Roach
The Backyard Parables Lessons on Gardening and Life By Margaret Roach, Former New York Times Editor, and the First Garden Editor for Martha Stewart Living
Margaret Roach is not just an avid gardener – it is her way of life. After more than thirty years digging into the ground, Roach has collected a number of backyard parables – deceptively simple, instructive stories from a life spent digging ever deeper.
In her new book, BACKYARD PARABLES: Lessons on Gardening, and Life, Roach shares how gardening has saved her soul, her best tips for gardening, and why it should be a part of everyone’s life. With a fundamental understanding of nature, Roach explores philosophy and life in THE BACKYARD PARABLES as she mediates on the science and spirituality of nature – all while reminding us to never stop digging.
About The Author:
Margaret Roach is the author of the memoir And I Shall Have Some Peace There. She has been an editor at the New York Times, fashion editor and garden editor at Newsday, the first garden editor for Martha Stewart Livingmagazine, and the editorial director of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Margaret is now a consultant and avid gardener, keeping fans up to date on her website A Way to Garden, which Anne Raver of the New York Times called “the best garden blog” she’d seen. Margaret is also the author of A Way to Garden, named Best Garden Book of the Year by the Garden Writers’ Association of America. www.awaytogarden.com
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Hugo Chavez, influential leader with mixed record, dies at 58 By Mariano Castillo and Osmary Hernandez, CNN
– Hugo Chavez, the polarizing president of Venezuela who cast himself as a “21st century socialist” and foe of the United States, died Tuesday, said Vice President Nicolas Maduro.
Chavez, who had long battled cancer, was 58.
Chavez’s democratic ascent to the presidency in 1999 ushered in a new era in Venezuelan politics and its international relations.
Once a foiled coup-plotter, the swashbuckling former paratrooper was known for lengthy speeches on everything from the evils of capitalism to the proper way to conserve water while showering. He was the first of a wave of leftist presidents to come to power in Latin America in the last dozen years.
Chavez leaves a revolutionary legacy
As the most vocal U.S. adversary in the region, he influenced other leaders to take a similar stance.
But the last months of Chavez’ life were marked by an uncharacteristic silence as his health condition became “complicated,” in the words of his government. Chavez underwent a fourth surgery on December 11 in Cuba, and was not publicly seen again. A handful of pictures released in February were the last images the public had of their president.