Monthly Archives: August 2010

A Window Into Culture

Essay Assignment:  A Window Into Culture This assignment demonstrates how Klindienst’s book can be used in the college classroom. Essay Prompt: In reaction to having read Klindienst’s Prologue, imagine that the author has just knocked on your door to interview

A Window Into Culture

Essay Assignment:  A Window Into Culture This assignment demonstrates how Klindienst’s book can be used in the college classroom. Essay Prompt: In reaction to having read Klindienst’s Prologue, imagine that the author has just knocked on your door to interview

Using Nourish in the College English Classroom

On June 23-25 I attended the Center for Ecoliteracy workshop in Berkeley at the David Brower Center. The I was able to meet  the author of Smart by Nature, Michael K. Stone, the , producer of Nourish: Food + Community,

Using Nourish in the College English Classroom

On June 23-25 I attended the Center for Ecoliteracy workshop in Berkeley at the David Brower Center. The I was able to meet  the author of Smart by Nature, Michael K. Stone, the , producer of Nourish: Food + Community,

David Mas Masumoto

May 22, 2010 The most surprising part of Tour #3 offered by the ninth annual Cooking for Solutions event (Monterey Bay  Aquarium) was that we didn’t get on a bus like the other tours.  The group of us, about 20,

David Mas Masumoto

May 22, 2010 The most surprising part of Tour #3 offered by the ninth annual Cooking for Solutions event (Monterey Bay  Aquarium) was that we didn’t get on a bus like the other tours.  The group of us, about 20,

What I Learned from Nuestras Raices

a. Keep the avenues of communication open and simple. Have one garden leader per group working/planting in the garden. From Ramiro, for each group that has allotted space in the garden, have only one contact person b. Manage soil vitality

What I Learned from Nuestras Raices

a. Keep the avenues of communication open and simple. Have one garden leader per group working/planting in the garden. From Ramiro, for each group that has allotted space in the garden, have only one contact person b. Manage soil vitality

The Earth Knows My Name: Making an Argument for this Book

The following Essay Assignment has been used as a final exam in my college preparatory English call at Santa Monica College. Write an essay responding to this question: Why is The Earth Knows My Name an appropriate choice as a

The Earth Knows My Name: Making an Argument for this Book

The following Essay Assignment has been used as a final exam in my college preparatory English call at Santa Monica College. Write an essay responding to this question: Why is The Earth Knows My Name an appropriate choice as a

Our Garden: An Essay

Our garden is just a place, a few square feet of land dedicated to growing edible plants. If we want these plants to play a meaningful role in our lives, we must enter and look closely at all the garden

Our Garden: An Essay

Our garden is just a place, a few square feet of land dedicated to growing edible plants. If we want these plants to play a meaningful role in our lives, we must enter and look closely at all the garden

Patricia Klindienst: Gardeners Across the U.S.

For several years  I’ve assigned Klindienst’s book, The Earth Knows My Name (2006, Beacon Press) in my English classes at Santa Monica College.  I’ve recommended to book to many friends and faculty in English, ESL, and history.  At the recent

Patricia Klindienst: Gardeners Across the U.S.

For several years  I’ve assigned Klindienst’s book, The Earth Knows My Name (2006, Beacon Press) in my English classes at Santa Monica College.  I’ve recommended to book to many friends and faculty in English, ESL, and history.  At the recent