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Updated: 2011-06-22T15:18:56Z

 



Andrea, On behalf of Northwest Michigan Master Gardeners Association, I'd like to invite you to visit the Leelanau County/Traverse City...

2012-10-15T07:54:05Z

Andrea, On behalf of Northwest Michigan Master Gardeners Association, I'd like to invite you to visit the Leelanau County/Traverse City...

Andrea, On behalf of Northwest Michigan Master Gardeners Association, I'd like to invite you to visit the Leelanau County/Traverse City area whenever you're in the Midwest. We have a highly literate community that fills our local opera house to watch interviews with accomplished writers. Two events, one for the general public and one for Master Gardeners, teachers and high school students would be a format similar to one we did with Peter Matthiessen. Please email.
Cheers, Erik Zehender




I am the Program Chair of the Nantucket Garden Club in Nantucket, Ma. I would like to know how you...

2012-08-30T20:00:27Z

I am the Program Chair of the Nantucket Garden Club in Nantucket, Ma. I would like to know how you...

I am the Program Chair of the Nantucket Garden Club in Nantucket, Ma. I would like to know how you charge for a lecture and whether we might be able to work something out between the Nantucket Atheneum and ourselves to have you speak to us at one of our meetings. Thank you, Vicki Livingstone




Dear Ms Wulf I am awed by the range and detail of your outputs. Am a Kew trained plant scientist...

2012-07-08T09:43:30Z

Dear Ms Wulf I am awed by the range and detail of your outputs. Am a Kew trained plant scientist...

Dear Ms Wulf

I am awed by the range and detail of your outputs. Am a Kew trained plant scientist and in addition to other functions have been exploring for the past decade and half the family Strelitziaceae to which Strelitzia reginae, the Bird of Paradise belongs. I was very pleased with your glossary in "The Brother Gardeners". You have recorded on page 264 that"..Masson
introduced it in 1773 to Kew, and by 1790 it had flowered...." I would be eternally grateful if you could lead me to a reference where this is recorded as I require the data for a publication. My email address is baijnathh@ukzn.ac.za and I live in Strelitzia country, South Africa.
Good luck with your new ventures, I meant adventures.

With thanks
Himansu Baijnath (Professor)




Hello Andrea, I was at Kitt Peak on Tuesday, enjoyed your talk and bought your book, which I am now...

2012-06-10T12:46:20Z

Hello Andrea, I was at Kitt Peak on Tuesday, enjoyed your talk and bought your book, which I am now...

Hello Andrea,

I was at Kitt Peak on Tuesday, enjoyed your talk and bought your book, which I am now reading. May I offer a small correction? On page 53, you have an engraving of "An astronomer observing the transit of Venus." Nope--it's an astronomer using a transit instrument, a completely different thing. Star positions were recorded by using a telescope rigidly mounted, like this one, to move on only one axis--the north-south line. The altitude of the scope gave the star's declination, or "latitude." The moment when the star crossed the north-south meridian-its "transit" time--gave its right ascension, or "longitude." This is almost certainly what the observer is doing, with his notebook and illuminated clock, although a separate notetaker at the clock would be preferable (that's how Wm. and Caroline Herschel worked.) A transit instrument would also reveal the night-to-night motions of a new planet or asteroid. I'm interested to see the hourglass, which presumably served as a "stopwatch" for recording short intervals. A seconds-beating pendulum (and many astronomical regulators beat double-seconds) would not accurately show fractions of a second.

Such a set-up would be of no use in observing a transit of Venus, which lasted for hours as the sun moved through the sky. The telescope would therefore have to be able to track in all directions.

Mr.Keating's first point above about determining latitude is also correct, but his second needs expansion. The "analemma" is a figure used to graphically display the "equation of time," or difference between mean solar noon (clock time) and local noon on any given day. I'm not sure I see the relevance to navigation, because I don't think the equation of time varies with latitude--but I'm not sure.




Andrea, My mother is a gardener. So was her mother. She also loves history, especially of our USA. Her father,...

2012-06-03T16:40:36Z

Andrea, My mother is a gardener. So was her mother. She also loves history, especially of our USA. Her father,...

Andrea,
My mother is a gardener. So was her mother. She also loves history, especially of our USA. Her father, brother, husband and sons served in its defense. I just sent her The Founding Gardeners. She'll love it.
Harry D. Stumpf
Atlanta




Dear Ms. Wulf, I enjoyed Chasing Venus very much.But being a former Astronomy teacher I must correct what you stated...

2012-05-23T15:20:07Z

Dear Ms. Wulf, I enjoyed Chasing Venus very much.But being a former Astronomy teacher I must correct what you stated...

Dear Ms. Wulf,

I enjoyed Chasing Venus very much.But being a former Astronomy teacher I must correct what you stated on page 32 in a footnote. The one stating that if you subtract the altitude of the sun at local noon you would be able to determine your latitude.This is only true on two days of the year, the Fall & Spring Equinoxes.From your research you know they traveled for more than two days a year.What was used to help seaman find their latitude was an Analemma,this provided the declination angles of the Sun for the entire year and those angles were added or subtracted to the measurements seaman determined for local noon and that was their latitude.
Regards,

James F. Keating




Dear Andrea: I am eagerly awaiting your new book and am interested in discussing with you the possibility of your...

2012-04-06T10:41:24Z

Dear Andrea: I am eagerly awaiting your new book and am interested in discussing with you the possibility of your...

Dear Andrea:
I am eagerly awaiting your new book and am interested in discussing with you the possibility of your lecturing to US Branches of the English-Speaking Union. Would you kindly let me know if this is of interest? Thank you.
Mary Nicoll




thanks Andrea, i was doing a research about ottoman tulip era and after about the sarmoung brotherhood and by chance...

2012-03-24T09:30:40Z

thanks Andrea, i was doing a research about ottoman tulip era and after about the sarmoung brotherhood and by chance...

thanks Andrea, i was doing a research about ottoman tulip era and after about the sarmoung brotherhood and by chance i found the cover of your book just translated in italian language and published by ponte alle grazie. I love the concept & the title you gave too, i believe, I want to read your book now...i go to buy it, all the best nicolas from italy (it is a long time that i read about this subject...from the literary point of view i am interested in this passion for the flowers of ottoman sultans....surely you know the book by Nurhan Atasoy A Garden for the Sultan:Gardens and flowers in Ottoman culture..please if you want write to me ...you can suggest something to me)




Hello Ms. Wulf, Would you please contact me by email to discuss the possibility of your speaking to our annual...

2012-01-29T03:03:05Z

Hello Ms. Wulf, Would you please contact me by email to discuss the possibility of your speaking to our annual...

Hello Ms. Wulf,
Would you please contact me by email to discuss the possibility of your speaking to our annual (28th annual) Forum in October 2012. Your book, Founding Gardeners, would be of great interest to our audience and add greatly to this year's theme. Thank you.




Thank you Andrea Wulf for the book Founding Gardeners. I'm enjoying it. It combines 2 of my loves, gardening and...

2012-01-16T15:00:57Z

Thank you Andrea Wulf for the book Founding Gardeners. I'm enjoying it. It combines 2 of my loves, gardening and...

Thank you Andrea Wulf for the book
Founding Gardeners. I'm enjoying it. It combines 2 of my loves, gardening and history.
Frank Uffner




Just finished "Founding Gardeners" which I am giving as a birthday present to my pastor who grew up farming barley...

2011-12-24T17:33:57Z

Just finished "Founding Gardeners" which I am giving as a birthday present to my pastor who grew up farming barley...

Just finished "Founding Gardeners" which I am giving as a birthday present to my pastor who grew up farming barley in Paso Robles, CA and now has a large garden in Redding, CA. I managed to finish the book without coffee stains! He planted 280 or 380? tomato plants this last summer to great success. I think with his love of history and gardening, he will enjoy your book.
I garden on a 9 acre hill of rock in Redding and have visited many gardens in England, Stowe several times, and Wales and have toured the United States for 14 years in our RV (caravan). I stop at Monticello whenever we're near. Was at Mt. Vernon last fall....love the link between history of our country and gardening. I am amazed at your research...just unbelievable and makes the book so interesting. Thank you for all your work and really enjoyed your writing.

Carol Cowee, Redding, CA




I am trying to research the life and times of James Brown, head gardener at Stowe 1819 - 1839. Do...

2011-12-16T10:56:29Z

I am trying to research the life and times of James Brown, head gardener at Stowe 1819 - 1839. Do...

I am trying to research the life and times of James Brown, head gardener at Stowe 1819 - 1839.

Do you have any details please?

I have a little further information about James which I can share in return should you be interested!




Thanks Andrea for these fascinating studies in history and horticulture. I received Founding Gardeners as a birthday gift (... recommended...

2013-02-25T16:12:11Z

Thanks Andrea for these fascinating studies in history and horticulture. I received Founding Gardeners as a birthday gift (... recommended...

Thanks Andrea for these fascinating studies in history and horticulture. I received Founding Gardeners as a birthday gift (... recommended it at our classicnursery.com FB page) and plan to read all your stuff. The search to intercept the transect of venus is a fascinating subject that is long overdue for a novel....and I'm sure it is capable hands. Kudos to you.




Ms. Wulf, Founding Gardeners has been a great hit in our tree-huggers' circle and Casey Trees, a non-profit tree planting...

2011-12-02T16:11:44Z

Ms. Wulf, Founding Gardeners has been a great hit in our tree-huggers' circle and Casey Trees, a non-profit tree planting...

Ms. Wulf,
Founding Gardeners has been a great hit in our tree-huggers' circle and Casey Trees, a non-profit tree planting organization in Washington, DC, would like to invite you to speak sometime. Could you please let us know how to contact you?
Thanks much and best regards,
Shawn Walker (swalker@caseytrees.org)




Ms. Wulf, will you kindly contact me regarding a potential speaking engagement in Indiana? My e-mail is development@pbhh.org. Thank you!...

2011-11-09T19:15:04Z

Ms. Wulf, will you kindly contact me regarding a potential speaking engagement in Indiana? My e-mail is development@pbhh.org. Thank you!...

Ms. Wulf, will you kindly contact me regarding a potential speaking engagement in Indiana? My e-mail is development@pbhh.org. Thank you! Erin Trisler




Ms. Wulf, Would you please e-mail me a high-resolution cover image of "The Founding Gardeners" for a newspaper ad promoting...

2011-10-18T19:46:26Z

Ms. Wulf, Would you please e-mail me a high-resolution cover image of "The Founding Gardeners" for a newspaper ad promoting...

Ms. Wulf,

Would you please e-mail me a high-resolution cover image of "The Founding Gardeners" for a newspaper ad promoting the November 4 lecture here?

Thanks,

Scott Harris, Director
James Monroe Museum
sharris4@umw.edu




Hello, Andrea. I attended your lecture in Williamsburg, Virginia on September 21, 2011, and thoroughly enjoyed it. You remember I...

2011-09-22T00:37:41Z

Hello, Andrea. I attended your lecture in Williamsburg, Virginia on September 21, 2011, and thoroughly enjoyed it. You remember I...

Hello, Andrea. I attended your lecture in Williamsburg, Virginia on September 21, 2011, and thoroughly enjoyed it. You remember I spoke to you briefly at the book signing about modern commercial farming vs. the Founders view of farming (and gardening).

I am very interested in the history of farming, and especially the farming of animals and the developement of "industrial agriculture". Can you recommend any books?

Also, I want to recommend a couple of books to you.
Ann Vileisis, "Kitchen Literacy: How We Lost Knowledge of Where Food Comes From and Why We Need to Get It Back", Island Press, Washington, DC 2008. A really interesting history dealing with how our relationship with food has changed since colonial times when they knew all about the crops and animals they raised to the 21th century and the consumption of foods that have been genetically engineered, altered, adulterated, and often originate far from the point of consumption. It is really interesting and I highly recommend.

Harvey Blatt, "America's Food: What You Don't Know About What You Eat", MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2008. Not so much historical but concentrates on scientific aspects of various sources of food---how raised, characteristics, health and environmental aspects, etc.

Thanks again, for your wonderful presentation. I look forward to your next book.

Jerry Coalgate




Thanks for still using e-mail. I hope to be able to learn Facebook in the future. I'm definitely NOT computer...

2011-09-06T21:28:33Z

Thanks for still using e-mail. I hope to be able to learn Facebook in the future. I'm definitely NOT computer...

Thanks for still using e-mail. I hope to be able to learn Facebook in the future. I'm definitely NOT computer savy. I saw you on BookTV talking about your book on founding gardeners. I'm going to buy your book. I enjoyed all of your talk and especially about James Madison being an early ecologist. This earth is so fragile in a vast universe. When will more citizens of our tiny planet learn to care for and protect it. Looking forward to your "Venus" book. I'm an American who leans towards British authors. I generally read historical biography and mostly of women. (American, British, French) I'll be 71 this December and pray to keep my eyesight so I can continue to read for a long time!




fantastic insights ..... thank you

2011-09-03T20:50:48Z

fantastic insights ..... thank you

fantastic insights ..... thank you




I was so taken with _Founding Gardeners_ that I want to say thank you. Your style of writing is very...

2011-08-10T17:20:34Z

I was so taken with _Founding Gardeners_ that I want to say thank you. Your style of writing is very...

I was so taken with _Founding Gardeners_ that I want to say thank you. Your style of writing is very engaging. The book was both highly entertaining and educational which is a wonderful combination.

As I struggle with native, xeric, organic, sun/shade, and an assortment of creatures who think they have dibs on sharing in my garden, I was glad of your reminder that every age has its trials. I have told friends and family that I will spread composted manure and lime on the vegetables beds before the long Midwest Winter here in the US because I now know that Thomas Jefferson recommended it.

I look forward to your next book. You have a fan.




As an organic farmer here on the Big island(Hawaii) I enjoyed your article in Smithsonian. I feel very close to...

2011-07-22T19:17:54Z

As an organic farmer here on the Big island(Hawaii) I enjoyed your article in Smithsonian. I feel very close to...

As an organic farmer here on the Big island(Hawaii) I enjoyed your article in Smithsonian. I feel very close to our founding fathers regarding local plants and gardening.
I'm sure most are rolling over in their graves if they are privvy to what is happening to the rain forests, GMO's, and global temperatures.
Also after googling you and seeing early photos i find your current countenance much more attractive.
Keep up the good work.
Looking forward to your next book.
Aloha, Dean




I'd like to invite you to speak at the John Jay Homestead, in Katonah NY. (johnjayhomestead.org) Where's the best place...

2011-07-18T18:46:42Z

I'd like to invite you to speak at the John Jay Homestead, in Katonah NY. (johnjayhomestead.org) Where's the best place...

I'd like to invite you to speak at the John Jay Homestead, in Katonah NY. (johnjayhomestead.org) Where's the best place to send an invitation?




I share the sentiments of readers that felt captivated by the story of "The Brother Gardeners." My only regret is...

2011-07-05T17:59:07Z

I share the sentiments of readers that felt captivated by the story of "The Brother Gardeners." My only regret is...

I share the sentiments of readers that felt captivated by the story of "The Brother Gardeners." My only regret is not seeing John Clayton included in this group. He exchanged letters with Bartram and provided samples of the plants of Virginia and corresponded with Gronovius. His specimens are contained in the John Clayton Herbarium at the Natural History Museum in England. Why the omission?




I very much enjoyed Founding Gardeners which was given to me during the visit with my cousins in the US....

2011-07-03T15:03:30Z

I very much enjoyed Founding Gardeners which was given to me during the visit with my cousins in the US....

I very much enjoyed Founding Gardeners which was given to me during the visit with my cousins in the US.
Much interest at my part is a person known little in the US - Filippo Mazzei. You wrote about Jefferson debt and it is known that he failed to repay the family of Mazzei the money he borrowed from the Mazzei property.
I hope you come to Italy to present your book.
Best Regards,




Hi Andrea, Just came across your interview in smithsonsion and felt compelled to say...good job. I am an agiculturalist,composting specialist...

2011-07-01T03:05:13Z

Hi Andrea, Just came across your interview in smithsonsion and felt compelled to say...good job. I am an agiculturalist,composting specialist...

Hi Andrea,
Just came across your interview in smithsonsion and felt compelled to say...good job. I am an agiculturalist,composting specialist and environmental advocate.I'm currently wrapping up a book on human (specifically) american mindset which has gotten us (and planet) into the jam we are in and how to reverse the damage. Home is VT but had farm and go to RI all the time. Am staunch advocate of coir..would love to talk with you. Good job again. joshua nelson