Cultivating Place: 'Useful, With A Pleasant Degree Of Humor" – The Old Farmer's Almanac Turns 225

Apr 13, 2017

The 225th anniversary edition of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, a veritable “map of the heavens."

“Useful, with a pleasant degree of humor” — that is the tag line for the Old Farmer’s Almanac, an annual handbook for American growers, farmers and gardeners — celebrating its 225th year in publication this year. Every year for the past 225 years, farmers, gardeners, landholders and growers of all kinds have been consulting the Old Farmer’s Almanac for weather predictions, growing suggestions and important dates based on — among other things — astronomy. On Cultivating Place this week, we’re joined by Janice Stillman, the 13th editor and first female editor of the Old Farmer’s Almanac to hear more. Join us!