June 28, 2017

That Michael Zuck Glint

A tribute to the Maine gardener who brought us along with him on his journey of discovery   • By Janine Pineo • Before me sits a pot of succulents on the desk; behind me is a myrtle on … [Read more...]

[an untitled poem] by Michael Zuck

Editor’s Note: Michael Zuck wrote several letters to his niece Lillie shortly before he died on March 7, 2015. His wife Gail shared them with Garden Maine. The five letters end with this essay — which … [Read more...]

An Essay: A Farewell to Spuds

Editor’s Note: Michael Zuck wrote several letters to his niece Lillie shortly before he died on March 7, 2015. His wife Gail shared them with Garden Maine. The five letters end with this essay — which … [Read more...]

Letters to My Niece: A Bit of Unexpected Fun

Editor’s Note: Michael Zuck wrote several letters to his niece Lillie shortly before he died on March 7, 2015. His wife Gail shared them with Garden Maine. This is the last of five, ending with an … [Read more...]

Letters to My Niece: Refer to Nature, Defer to Nature

Editor’s Note: Michael Zuck wrote several letters to his niece Lillie shortly before he died on March 7, 2015. His wife Gail shared them with Garden Maine. This is the fourth of five, ending with an … [Read more...]

Letters to My Niece: ‘Be the Change’

Editor’s Note: Michael Zuck wrote several letters to his niece Lillie shortly before he died on March 7, 2015. His wife Gail shared them with Garden Maine. This is the third of five, ending with an … [Read more...]

Letters to My Niece: Soil is What Truly Sustains Us

Editor’s Note: Michael Zuck wrote several letters to his niece Lillie shortly before he died on March 7, 2015. His wife Gail shared them with Garden Maine. This is the second of five, ending with an … [Read more...]

Letters to My Niece: Towards a New Back-to-the-land Movement

Editor's Note: Michael Zuck wrote several letters to his niece Lillie shortly before he died on March 7, 2015. His wife Gail shared them with Garden Maine. This is the first of five, ending with an … [Read more...]

That Most Rare of Friends

Michael was my friend. He was that most rare of all friends, a good, true friend. I don't know if I can put my finger on all that his friendship meant to me. I can say that he was always there when … [Read more...]

Mickey the Elder

My connection to Mickey (as he was known to his family) (Zuck) goes back to early days, when his parents taught botany and my father taught mathematics at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.   … [Read more...]