Ruth Ann Grissom

Writer, conservationist

Biography

Ruth Ann Grissom serves on the board of the LandTrust for Central North Carolina. She grew up on a farm in Montgomery County and earned degrees in journalism and social work at UNC. She divides her time between Charlotte and the Uwharries.

 

Articles

  • ui.uncc.edu
    Nov 16, 2016
    A hike through the English moors in Devon illustrates how 10,000 years of land use changes the landscape over time. 
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Oct 18, 2016
    In designing a moon garden, the guiding principle is to use flowers, foliage and accessories that reflect moonlight. Think shiny, silvery and white. Since sight is limited, fragrance is also desirable.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Aug 24, 2016
    Maritime woods can seem magical places, and some of the plants sheltered there can thrive in Piedmont gardens.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Aug 03, 2016
    Over the years, some interesting birds have turned up at our farm in the Uwharries. This summer, Mama had an unusual visitor: a pigeon with a banded leg.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Jun 29, 2016
    You don’t have to build a solar farm or buy expensive equipment to take advantage of solar energy. All it takes is a length of wire or rope. 
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Jun 01, 2016
    Spend time in the N.C. Piedmont forest after sundown and you may be treated to a beautiful sight: thousands of fireflies lit up among the tree tops – a different species from our backyard fireflies. But even backyard firefly populations are in decline, due to pesticides, habitat loss and light pollution.  
  • ui.uncc.edu
    May 03, 2016
    As many Charlotte gardeners know, working with red clay can be a challenge. But another clay soil found in these parts is, if possible, even harder to deal with. 
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Apr 07, 2016
    Gardeners are important players in managing wildlife. Learning which backyard plants host insects important to the ecosystem can help you and your garden take on an important role in conservation.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Mar 11, 2016
    North Carolina this year celebrates Arbor Day on March 18—a tree-planting celebration that begs for a different spot on the calendar. N.C. residents might need to reevaluate what they think they know about planting trees. Part of the 2016 KEEPING WATCH on AIR project.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Mar 11, 2016
    North Carolina this year celebrates Arbor Day on March 18—a tree-planting celebration that begs for a different spot on the calendar. N.C. residents might need to reevaluate what they think they know about planting trees. Part of the 2016 KEEPING WATCH on AIR project.