I’ve been different people at different stages of my life. I went to law school to be a civil rights lawyer and somehow, I morphed into an environmental lawyer. And then, I quit law to start writing, but somehow became a recycling expert and environmental educator. I spent fifteen years doing trash policy work at Rutgers, but managed to combine that with a stewardship garden and a host of other environmental research.
How did I end up here, as school garden educator, anxious to introduce students to both the corn we are growing and the squirrel who comes to steal it? It’s all part of participatory ecology, which will allow us to take our rightful place as simply another organism on Earth, sharing a journey with billions, both human and non-human.