About bg

Barbara Ganley recently left higher education to set up the nonprofit, Digital Explorations, dedicated to helping rural towns in the United States explore the impact of social media on physical community, through the creation of downtown Centers for Community Digital Exploration. Previously she taught writing at Middlebury College where she explored creative dissonance across formal and informal contexts through the use of social media within writing classrooms. Her research and artistic interests include the multimedia Web essay and restory, and slow-blogging as a vehicle for personal expression, community-building, and connected learning. She situates herself at the slow-blogging, out-of-school-altogether end of edupunk. You can find her blogging here at bgblogging.wordpress.com.


11 Responses

  1. great to know about your blog.
    i have joined the “slow education” movement a year ago.i am a teacher
    keep up the great pictures
    next i am moving to slow food

  2. […] link above takes you to the “collaborative keynote” presentation delivered by Barbara Ganley, called To the Edges: eLearning, Innovation & Better […]

  3. Dear Barbara,
    I am looking for resources on group blogging in literature seminars. I stumbled on the text of a 2004 talk you gave on the topic. Do you have anything more recent or can you point me to any resources? Thanks very much.


  4. I’d be glad to chat, David.

  5. Dear Barbara,
    Thanks for your blog and thoughts. I think the slow schooling in India has given rise to McDonald approach and traditional learning was lost. How do you think the old way of slow learning that was prevalent to be re nurtured?

  6. […] Ganley’s (the bg from bgblogging) invitation to take part in the Guest Series: Food Stories: Memory, Culture, Perspective of her […]

  7. Hi Ms. Ganley:
    I noticed your piece about growing figs some time ago in Eating Well. I wonder if you\’d be willing to share what varieties you found successful and which nursery you purchased them from. Finally, I wonder if you have an advice for bringing in the figs at the end of the summer. If they drop their leaves, how should they be stored? Away from the sun? Cooler than the rest of the house? Slightly wet or very wet?
    Many Thanks,

    • Hello Erica,

      A great resource for fig trees online is Logee’s in CT. Lots of great varieties. I prefer the Black Mission to the Green Turkish but have grown both with good success. This year for the first time I did not put the pots outside and they are very happy indeed staying indoors where their leaves are not whipped about by the wind. We’ll see what happens this winter. I always give them a bit of cool winter–a room around 50 degrees for a couple of months, watering every five days or so. Sun is okay but I put them on the west side of the house, so they do not get much in the winter. Yes, they will drop their leaves, but as soon as they warm up a bit and the days grow longer, they will grow leaves and produce figs no problem. Hope that helps.


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