Ramadan is a time of prayer, fasting, and contemplation. For Mansoor Shams, it’s also a time to connect with people of other faiths.
Shams is a veteran. A decade after his military service, he founded Muslim Marine to help combat Islamophobia and intolerance through conversation. He sees his mission as both a religious duty and a service to his country.
The coming summer promises a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables. But when you choose those juicy plums or ripe tomatoes from your favorite grocery produce section … do you stop to question where and how they were grown? Amy Webb, founder of the Future Today Institute, has some answers. She talks about the future of farming, from genetic editing to collaborative robots to urban indoor warehouse farms. She also offers some perspective about the sci-fi feel of agricultural technology developments.
Webb suggests the online magazine, Modern Farmer, as a good, accessible source to stay informed on future farming developments.
Spring --- when nature flaunts her finest! Birds sing, trees erupt with blossoms that attract busy pollinators. Today we hear about ways to experience the flurry and bustle of the season. Ornithologist Bruce Beehler shares insights on how to become a better -- or beginner -- birder and talks us through his book, Birds of Maryland, Delaware and District of Columbia. Plus, environmentalist Colin Rees walks us through his book Nature’s Calendar, that chronicles four seasons at the Jug Bay Wildlife Sanctuary on the Patuxent River.
For information about book signings at the Maryland Ornithological Society meeting, visit this link.
Find info for Nature's Calendarhere and Birds of Maryland, Delaware and District of Columbia here.