Learning to Like Lichens

By Rosalie Robison “There is a low mist in the woods— It is a good day to study lichens.” ― Henry David Thoreau, A Year in Thoreau’s Journal: 1851 Lichen is life in its most basic form: the precursor to soil and higher plant forms. Lichen arrived on Earth at least 250 million years ago and consists

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Alice’s Garden Urban Farm

What is a community garden? Before we ask this question, we should ask: What is a community? I had no answer for this until my mother and I began renting plots at Alice’s Garden in Milwaukee’s Lindsey Heights neighborhood. Alice’s Garden represents an intersection. Not only is it physically at the center of Milwaukee, broaching

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