Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association


October, 2008
Regional Report

Web Finds

For aspiring U.S. writers and photographers concerned about global warming, here's an exceptional publication opportunity. The Union of Concerned Scientists and Penguin Classics are seeking personal stories and images for a new online book to be published in 2009 called Thoreau's Legacy: American Stories about Global Warming. Submissions are accepted until Nov. 15. It's time for the writings of a new generation to inspire our country to take on the challenge of global warming and save our natural, and national, heritage.


Creating a Contemplative Space
The Garden of Infinite Compassion: Creating a Contemplative Space on DVD is a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at preparing Sun Valley, Idaho's Sawtooth Botanical Garden for receipt of a Tibetan prayer wheel and the Dalai Lama. Cranes, backhoes, chains, dump trucks, and Montana boulders are the gardening tools. East meets West on this spiritual journey. From gift to design to construction, landscape architect Martin Mosko references the Earth, water, and plants while the construction crew moves soil, stone, and lumber to the tune of his vision. It's available for $17.99 plus shipping from:


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