The Garden Professors rise again

It’s been over a year since I’ve posted to our blog.

I feel bad about that. But there’s always something else competing for my time, and the blog slipped away from the top of my “to do” list.

No more.

Today the federal government has clamped down on the ability of its scientists to communicate with the public. This is real – and it is frightening.

There’s not much I can do about that edict in my position as a state Extension specialist. But as a state Extension specialist I have a responsibility to translate and transmit information to the public relevant to my discipline. So here’s my offer.

If you are, or if you know, a federal scientist who has information relevant to my discipline (applied plant and soil sciences) that you want the public to see, send it to me. I will post it here, and in our social media, keeping the source anonymous.

Science will NOT be suppressed. Yes, that sounds dramatic, but I don’t think any of my colleagues foresaw what is happening with the new administration. It’s time to act.

Thanks to "The scientist, Photos and The o'jays on Pinterest"
Thanks to “The scientist, Photos and The o’jays on Pinterest”

8 thoughts on “The Garden Professors rise again”

  1. It is good to see you back again, although the reason why is not good at all. I’m sure I’m not the only reader who has missed your postings.

  2. “I don’t think any of my colleagues foresaw what is happening with the new administration.”

    Why the h*ll not? Republicans have been trying to shut down the EPA for years – sabotaging it so they can point to it and say, “See, it doesn’t work.” Their corporate friends find EPA regulations too hard to comply with and with the current POTUS, now is their chance. Just like higher education had to create new positions for all the accountability measures, CEOs would rather not worry about the environment cutting into their bonuses, profits, and shareholders’ investments.

  3. Thank you for being willing to be a voice for those who are potentially suppressed in this new era of disinformation, falsehood and reckless disregard for the future.

  4. Thank you for doing this, as it’s a real service for those of us who care about the environment and global warming. And welcome back–your voice has been greatly missed.

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