By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter
The other day, I was at my local library not to get a book but instead trying to place a flyer up for The Maxwell Project (kids gardening project).
As I was standing there, waiting my turn, I decided I would go take a look at their gardening books.
To my surprise or disappointment, I found that the gardening section consisted of three narrow shelves.
Some of the books were so old that they were discolored, brown with frayed edges. Somehow I thought as I looked at these books, that the wear and tear was not due to use but the lack of use.
As my eyes traveled down the shelves, I saw a book that caught my eye. It looked modern, fresh and full of new ideas. While I am not saying that the old books were of no value, I am not, but in my opinion it is always a good idea to have a mix of the old and new. Unknowing to me, this is exactly what this book represented.
Once I got the book home, I was able to view it in a clear light. The cover was full of colorful vegetables and herbs while the back of the book was Read the rest of this entry »