Field Trip October 2021

October 2021 The day is already hot when my parents, my friend, her son, my dogs and I board the Chesapeake Breeze in Reedville, Va., on a late August morning. The air is still and warm, the sun is strong despite the early hour and my skin is already sticky with...

Field Trip September 2021

September 2021 The Future of History Lies in the Past Shenandoah’s Belle Grove Plantation is researching the lives of its enslaved inhabitants Belle Grove, a grand plantation in Virginia’s northern Shenandoah Valley, stands as a living monument to the myriad agrarian...

Field Trip March-April 2020

March-April 2020 A Buzz About Beekeeping How to add your garden visitors as permanent residents Thousands of honeybees zip and dive around Betsey Spencer’s hatless and jacketless body. “They’re starting to get a little rambunctious,” the 67-year-old beekeeping mentor...