Community Gardens: A Poem About Plants in Nature

I was at work the other day, asking about planting strategies with a very experienced land management specialist. He mentioned something, almost as an afterthought, about how forbs need root competition to flourish long-term. Otherwise they grow too large and collapse on themselves. I found this interesting and ended up writing a poem about it. We published it on our Blog at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center. It’s pretty fantastic that I’ve got a job where I’m invited to write poetry about nature.

Go here to read Community Gardens, a poem about how plants depend on one another.

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UW-Milwaukee’s Pow Wow Has Deep American Indian Roots

Here is a piece about the most recent UW-Milwaukee Annual Pow Wow. This took a fair amount of research to accurately and respectfully render, and which I hope I’ve done a decent job of doing. Read the full piece here at Media Milwaukee.

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Nathon Breu with the drum that resides at the Electa Quinney Institute at UW-Milwaukee.