Bill Logan

Bill Logan is an award-winning natural history writer and environmental columnist. He wrote the Cuttings column for the New York Times and helped launch Garden Design magazine. Logan has been a contributor to numerous magazines including HG, House Beautiful, Organic Gardening, The Whole Earth Review, Parabola, Orion, Horticulture and Fine Gardening. His book on gardening tools won the Best Book of the Year award from the Garden Writers Association of America. In 1992, Logan founded Urban Arborists to care for trees in New York City. Three years later, “Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth,” was published. It was named Book of the Week by Entertainment Weekly and received a glowing front-page review in the Sunday Los Angeles Times Book Review section. Logan’s most recent book, “Oak: The Frame of Civilization,” published in 2008 by W.W. Norton.

“The Dust Bowl was an event, not quite on the same scale, but comparable to what happened after the last Ice Age. We made a really big change in the landscape just by bad farming practices.” – Bill Logan, Dirt! The Movie