Silent Spring

  • 40 Years of Compost

    Bob Dickey is an energetic 74-year-old with an infectious laugh. His love of organic gardening is clear—he speaks of compost, earthworms, microbes, and full sun with the zeal of the truly converted. His excellent health and a youth that belies his age make a compelling argument for the merits of a diet heavy on the homegrown fruits and veggies.

    Inspired by Silent Spring, master gardener Bob Dickey grows vegetables the old-fashioned way
    By Adam Swenson