“Dad has 1,200 acres,” Mr. Grant said. “He takes forests and turns them into pastures. And I buy pastures and turn them into forest.”

Following yesterday’s post about forests in Iceland, this is a story set in Texas. This New York Times profile of Greg Grant’s homestead fits into the growing conversation about returning property to natural states: “I went to horticulture school to learn to grow things,” he said. “And now what I grow is plants that grow without me.”

NYT “Every Plant Has a Story. You Just Need to Dig”