Philip S. Wenz

New invasives threaten our farms, the wild

Once there was a fertile valley that was blessed with mild climate, abundant water and good soil.

Prosperous farmers grew many varieties of conventional crops, and sold great quantities of their yields at markets in faraway countries.

Other farmers proudly grew crops that were certified by the government as...

Philip S. Wenz, who grew up in Durango and Boulder, now lives in Corvallis, Ore., where he teaches “Creating Your Ecological House” at the community college and writes on environmental issues. Reach him via e-mail through his Web site,

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