Living with Topsoil: Tending Spirits, Cherishing Land

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Ice Cube Press, 2004 - Gardening - 91 pages
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Living in the Midwest means living with the richest, most fertile land in the world. This Harvest Book engages the reader on a quest to connect sense-of-place with spirituality. Many of Iowa's top writers are included in this collection. Ideas range from fossils to red cabbage, from Eden to livestock.

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Contents

LIVING WITH TOPSOIL
9
RED CABBAGE AND PEARS
19
RETURN TO EDEN
35
Copyright

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Mary Swander is Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University. A regular commentator on Iowa Public Radio, she is the author of, among others, "The Desert Pilgrim," "Heaven-and-Earth House," "Driving the Body Back" (Iowa paperback, 1998), and "Parsnips in the Snow "(with Jane Staw, Iowa, 1990), and editor of "The Healing Circle: Authors on Recovery from Illness," "Bloom and Blossom," and "Land of the Fragile Giants "(with Cornelia Mutel, Iowa, 1994).

Ecologist Cornelia Mutel is the historian and archivist for IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering at the University of Iowa College of Engineering. She is the author of "Fragile Giants: A Natural History of the Loess Hills "(Iowa, 1989), coauthor of "From Grassland to Glacier: The Natural History of Colorado and the Surrounding Region," and coeditor of "Land of the Fragile Giants: Landscapes, Environments, and Peoples of the Loess Hills" (Iowa, 1994) and "The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook for Prairies, Savannas, and Woodlands.

Larry Stone covers baseball for the Seattle Times. He and his wife, Lisa, live in Bellevue, Washington, with their three children.