Articles by Michelle Johnson

Beets have come a long way to fields and vegetable gardens from their roots as a leafy green growing wild in the sandy soil of the Mediterranean.More
For nearly 30 years up to 1994, Tommy Thompson was the only Wisconsin governor to issue executive orders to lower flags.More
Though the passenger pigeon went extinct a century ago, could its absence have repercussions that are being felt in the 21st century?More
The peak of summer is a time when gardeners start turning their minds to preserving all the goodness they grow for the cold winter months that are all too soon ahead.More
How often do flags fly at half-staff in Wisconsin? More than they used to.More
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From the the rights of runaway slaves in to the modern debate over school vouchers, Wisconsin has played a significant role in shaping American law.More
Wisconsin's wild bees are a small but mighty part of the ecosystem for native plants and agriculture alike. And they're in trouble.More
Gardeners around Wisconsin have thousands of choices when it comes to cultivating perennials, but success starts before they ever bring plants home from the nursery.More
Supercell thunderstorms are by far the most deadly, but they aren't well understood despite advances in meteorology. Why do some spin up tornadoes, while most others don't?More