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  • Shipping News

    Shipping News
    As Pride of Baltimore II motors out of the Inner Harbor to set sail near Fort McHenry, Captain Jamie Trost jokes, “If we abandon ship today, you can keep your Pride of Baltimore II lifejacket as a souvenir.” Passengers sitting on the shining hardwood deck laugh. The smell of hot wood, suntan lotion, and mucky water lingers in the air as Trost talks about the role of tall ships in Baltimore during the War of 1812.
  • A new book argues that it's a mistake to assume education alone can fix our society

      Class Dismissed by John Marsh Monthly Review Press, paperback As Baltimore schoolteachers and students return to their classrooms later this month, the enduring tale of America as a land of opportunity will resound again with great fervor. All...

    Using Mushroom Compost in the Garden

    Mushroom compost is the used growing medium from mushroom farms. The amount, type and quality of materials used to produce the mushroom medium in the first place can vary widely through out the country, and this will affect the characteristics...

    Learn How To Garden With Native Plants

    Plants native to your area may take less maintenance than non-natives since they are already adapted to the growing conditions. They also help support a rich community of native wildlife including birds and butterflies. Gardening with natives has become...

    Pesticide Education "Back to School" Resources

    The Pesticide Education folks at Penn State have posted their “back to School” issue. This year they’re sharing pest management and pesticide safety resources. This is really great stuff. There are insect morphology and metamorphosis...