Richard S. Kordesh
Restoring Power to Parents and Places
News & Events

Listen to Richard discuss his book on iUniverse Radio

On May 1, 2013, The Oak Park Wednesday Journal published an article about Richard's and Maureen's extensive use of home and habitat for growing food, working, and carrying out other productive activities.  The piece is titled The Kordeshes Live Off of the Fat of the Land - in Their Backyard.

Several of Richard's essays about gardening and parenting - In the Winter It's Still the GardenPrudent Cuts Now Lead to Robust Blossoms, and Turning Over a New Season - have been published recently (Winter and Spring, 2013) by the Oak Park Wednesday Journal.


Richard's essay, Springtime's Steady Awakening, appeared recently (March 26, 2013 in the Oak Park River Forest Patch.


Richard's book was quoted in a Boston Children's Museum post about communities and children.



The Sugar Beet Cooperative in Oak Park, Illinois published Richard's (May, 2012) guest blog, The Strawberries are the Hook.

The About Family magazine published Richard's article, The Productive Habitat Yields Enrichment and Protection, in its May, 2012 edition.  Go to page 28, the back cover.

The MetroFamily Magazine of Central Oklahoma interviewed Richard for its April, 2012 article about families going green.


An innovative women's website recently published an invited essay by Richard, Toward a Balanced and Productive Family Life.


Richard writes a monthly essay for the Jewish Commmunity Center of Indianapolis' "Banter Blog".





Guests at the book launch party

On January 15, Richard and his family held a rousing book launch party at the Buzz Cafe in Oak Park, Illinois.

Sixty friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues attended.  The Buzz Cafe was the right venue;  it is a renowned family enterprise and a vital anchor institution for Oak Park's Arts District.

Above, Richard explains to guests why he wrote Restoring Power to Parents and Places.

 colby green

Above, Colby Green studies the book while standing next to art work in the Buzz Cafe.  The party

provided an energizing mix of fun and good conversation.