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
    Apr 10, 2017
    The vast majority of loblollies in the N.C. Piedmont are harvested long before they reach maturity. But a national park in South Carolina displays their glorious potential.  
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Mar 13, 2017
    A mysterious line of smoke blew across the field, then dissipated. Was something burning, out of sight? No, it was another kind of fire ...
  • plancharlotte.org
    Feb 09, 2017
    Blessed with an unusually rich natural diversity of plants and animals, North Carolina is losing species in large part due to habitat loss. What you can do to help – in your own yard. 
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Feb 09, 2017
    Blessed with an unusually rich natural diversity of plants and animals, North Carolina is losing species in large part due to habitat loss. What you can do to help – in your own yard. 
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Jan 27, 2017
    I don't let my ground lie fallow. My 8-foot-by-8-foot vegetable plot is prominent in my front yard, so I feel some pressure to make it productive – and keep it somewhat attractive – year round.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Dec 12, 2016
    You may not like thinking about what they do, but carrion beetles, which help clean up our roadsides and landscapes, perform invaluable public service.
  • 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.