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Kristen
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Kristen commented on Aliza Ess's blog post 'Growing in the City: Garden Theft & Garden Love'
"We're trying out the idea of having communal garden beds, open to the public, that people are encouraged to come in and pick from -- hoping this will result in less theft from garden members' plots. "
Apr 17, 2012
Kristen commented on Jay Geneske's blog post 'Getting Canned - first attempt at canning'
"Aw, don't thank me -- they're both kind of my canning heroes. Haven't quite worked up the nerve to try it myself, but both of those blogs make it seem easy, even in a tiny NYC kitchen."
Oct 19, 2011
Kristen commented on Jay Geneske's blog post 'Getting Canned - first attempt at canning'
""what New Yorker spends a weekend afternoon canning tomatoes?"   Um... lots? http://www.handjobsforthehome.com and http://www.autumnmakesanddoes.com off the top of my head..."
Oct 19, 2011
Kristen joined Rachel Hoff's group
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Sep 7, 2011
Kristen joined Cornelia's group
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Earth Mamas and Papas: HOMEGROWN parenting

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Sep 7, 2011
Kristen posted a blog post

Locavore Month: Week 1

My Locavore Month is off to a slow start, I must admit.Here's what I did this week:- Shop at a Farmers’ Market or Farm Stand. I went to the Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket last Thursday and bought cabbage, apples and pears (FINALLY), broccoli, bok choi (aw, dammit! this is still in the fridge somewhere!), ham, honey, plum tomatoes, kirby cucumbers, and a…See More
Sep 7, 2011
Kristen left a comment for Caroline Malcolm
"Hi there -- nope, I don't work for NOFA-NY. It was the Brooklyn Food Coalition that alerted me to NOFA-NY's Locavore Month Challenge on Twitter. I did something similar years ago, so I'm looking forward to giving it another go."
Aug 31, 2011
Caroline Malcolm left a comment for Kristen
"Hey Kristen! I love the Locavore Month idea! It's amazing and I'll join you in the challenge! Do you work with NOFA-NY? How did this idea come about? Glad to see you on HOMEGROWN! Enjoy the site."
Aug 31, 2011
Kristen posted a blog post

Locavore Month! (posted from gezellig-girl.com)

First, there was an earthquake, but it was small.Then, a hurricane, which actually turned out to be not much of a hurricane after all but somehow that didn't make anything better.Mid-hurricane, the center bar of my bed supporting the mattress snapped (and not even from doing anything fun).Next, a new school semester started for me. In the first 24 hours, I had dropped a class, added another, dropped…See More
Aug 31, 2011
Kristen joined Cornelia's group
Aug 31, 2011
Kristen joined johna's group
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Urban Gardeners

Gardening in the city is where it is at! Small spaces, roof gardens, window boxes. Talk about your methods. Share your stories. Grow your knowledge.
Aug 31, 2011
Kristen is now a member of HOMEGROWN
Aug 30, 2011

Profile Information

What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Convenience Store Culinarian, Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker, Fill in the Blank
Fill in the blank:
Urban Agriculture Acolyte
A bit about me:
I like beets.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
I made fridge pickles - they were pretty great.
Currently reading:
'Community Gardening' by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Currently listening to:
BBC Radio 3
My latest DIY project:
Starting a community garden in my neighborhood.
Web site I recommend:
http://gezellig-girl.com

Kristen's Blog

Locavore Month: Week 1

red onion and jalepeno pickle



My Locavore Month is off to a slow start, I must admit.



Here's what I did this week:





- Shop at a Farmers’ Market or Farm Stand. I went to the Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket last Thursday and bought cabbage, apples and pears (FINALLY), broccoli, bok choi (aw, dammit! this is still… Continue

Posted on September 7, 2011 at 1:45pm

Locavore Month! (posted from gezellig-girl.com)

2011 Locavore Challengs First, there was an earthquake, but it was small.



Then, a hurricane, which actually turned out to be not much of a hurricane after all but somehow that didn't make anything better.



Mid-hurricane, the center bar of my bed supporting the mattress snapped (and not even from doing anything fun).



Next, a new school semester started for me. In the first 24 hours,… Continue

Posted on August 31, 2011 at 10:38am

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At 3:16pm on August 31, 2011, Caroline Malcolm said…
Hey Kristen! I love the Locavore Month idea! It's amazing and I'll join you in the challenge! Do you work with NOFA-NY? How did this idea come about?

Glad to see you on HOMEGROWN! Enjoy the site.
At 10:05am on August 30, 2011, Cornelia said…
Hi Kristen - welcome to HOMEGROWN! Sorry about the delay in approving your profile - I must have been distracted by Irene. Enjoy the site and let me know if you have any questions.
 
 
 

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