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Sharon & Greg
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  • Winchester, VA
  • United States
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Aliza Ess commented on Sharon & Greg's blog post 'Hello, Food'
"My gentleman friend and I hear that same argument all the time from people who totally freak out that we are raising animals for food, and then proceed to buy crazy amounts of cheap supermarket meat. Makes me sooooo mad! Glad that HOMEGROWN is a…"
Apr 7, 2011
Amika Cook Ortiz commented on Sharon & Greg's blog post 'Hello, Food'
"It's so unfortunate... we had a visitor recently that was "upset" that we were harvesting a couple of excess roosters.  She was bothered by the process but then we went out to eat later that day and she ordered grilled…"
Apr 4, 2011
Sharon & Greg posted blog posts
Apr 2, 2011
Sharon & Greg joined Cornelia's group

Aspiring Farmers

Interested in farming? Looking for land to work as a farm business? We'll post opportunities we hear about through our networks here, as well as resources for future and existing farmers.
Mar 23, 2011
Sharon & Greg joined Cornelia's group
Mar 23, 2011
Sharon & Greg posted photos
Mar 23, 2011
Sharon & Greg left a comment for Caroline Malcolm
"I'd love to share the DIY seed starters... if I can figure out how! LOL Thanks for the welcome!"
Mar 23, 2011
Sharon & Greg is now a member of HOMEGROWN
Mar 23, 2011

Profile Information

What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Earth Mama, Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
A bit about me:
City girl heading to the farm
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Beef enchiladas
Currently reading:
Nothing noteworthy
Currently listening to:
the breeze blowing through the trees outside my window
My latest DIY project:
DIY seed starters using toilet paper rolls
Web site I recommend:

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The USDA People's Garden Initiative

To me, the USDA has always seemed to be this big, scary entity of bureaucracy. In my mind, they regulated thing like allowing high fructose corn syrup into as many foods as possible, approving "enriched" food items such as flour, and generally putting a stamp of approval on processed foods that are unhealthy and addictive.

But I must give credit where credit is due.  The People's Garden initiative is a good thing.  Encouraging communities to create gardens using sustainable practices… Continue

Posted on April 2, 2011 at 5:53pm

Hello, Food

“I don’t want chickens in backyards because they’re dirty, and I don’t want to be that personally acquainted with my food,” said council member Jan Robison.

In many urban and suburban communities, residents are starting to take an interest in owning chickens;  backyard chicken ownership is on the upswing.  People are recognizing how easy it is to care for them, the benefits of fresh eggs, free fertilizer and automatic…


Posted on April 2, 2011 at 5:51pm — 2 Comments

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At 2:51pm on March 23, 2011, Caroline Malcolm said…
Hi Sharon! Welcome to Homegrown.  I love the DIY toilet paper roll seed starter idea! It'd be awesome if you could share that with the community on Show & Tell!

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