She's a local, organic gardener with TV/radio appearances, a blog, and a few books.
I don't know here but I got here right before the GREEN scene exploded and she was already doing it, so Ive paid attention:
Yesterday at the farmers' market: As I was buying zucchini because my plants got eaten by groundhogs this year and I mentioned that LAST year I got no zucchinis from any of my 4 plants. He asked about the bees. I am more than well aware of the neonics problem and the pesticide problem in general. BUT I am more aware now than I was last summer. THIS summer I noticed the physical absence of honey bees, and the much reduced presence of bumblebees and butterflies. Last summer, I had not yet noticed AND I thought there had been enough pollinators of SOME kind to get the job done. Advice from other gardeners told me I had all male flowers and no female. WHAT BOTHERS ME ABOUT THAT is that the gardeners I asked weren't fully awake about the bee thing. NOBODY really discussed bees with me.
I was asked to leave a thread for saying I wondered who the FDA is really working for.
The subject was that the spice labeled "cinnamon" in the USA does not normally come from a cinnamon tree but rather from a plant called "cassia". I was wondering if cassia works as a rooting hormone as well as cinnamon does.
I was forceful about my feelings about the FDA and was asked to leave.