Displaying items by tag: botany - Planet Herbs http://www.planetherbs.com Tue, 23 May 2017 12:36:44 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Book Review: Botany in a Day gets a new color edition http://www.planetherbs.com/michaels-blog/book-review-botany-in-a-day-gets-a-new-color-edition.html http://www.planetherbs.com/michaels-blog/book-review-botany-in-a-day-gets-a-new-color-edition.html Many years ago, Montana resident Thomas J. Elpel dropped off a manuscript entitled Botany in a Day at my office. Over the years many people have submitted manuscript copies of their book to me in the hopes that I would provide some sort of endorsement that could be used for future marketing. Unfortunately, not all were worthy of my endorsement, but this one caught my eye for several reasons. As the founder and director of the most successful herb course in North America – in terms of numbers of enrolled students and numbers of students who have distinguished themselves professionally…]]> mtierra@planetherbs.com (Michael Tierra) Michaels Blog Mon, 22 Jul 2013 09:10:58 +0000 Pressed for Time: Piano and Plants in Fort Worth, Texas http://www.planetherbs.com/michaels-blog/pressed-for-time-piano-and-plants-in-fort-worth-texas.html http://www.planetherbs.com/michaels-blog/pressed-for-time-piano-and-plants-in-fort-worth-texas.html Pianos... I'm in Fort Worth right now, at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. As a classical pianist, the opportunity to attend the Van Cliburn is akin to being able to attend a Super Bowl playoff. It's especially a kick for me, because one of the contenders happened to be my son, Chetan Tierra, who was specially selected and auditioned from a worldwide pool of over 1,000 very talented young men and women. Despite being a favorite of the Dallas Star's classical music critic and many of the audience, Chetan did not advance to the semifinals. The fact is, at…]]> mtierra@planetherbs.com (Michael Tierra) Michaels Blog Fri, 05 Jun 2009 00:00:00 +0000