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March 2011 Blog Posts (50)

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Added by Juli on March 31, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Ladies! It's OUR time!-- More Female Farmers Cropping Up.

Check out this fantastic article on NPR regarding  more females croppin' up to lead the modern day farming frontier~

 

http://www.npr.org/2011/03/30/134979252/u-s-sees-more-female-farmers-cropping-up

 

Growing, nurturing, providing and nourishing is such a fundamental aspect of the feminine. Go ladies!

Added by Kristie Nackord on March 31, 2011 at 12:29pm — 1 Comment

Homemade Fruit Salad

Ingredients

Apples peeled, seeded, and sliced
Pears halved, and seeded
Orange peeled, seeded, and sliced horizontal to look like a flower
Grapes cleaned and washed
Mangoes, peeled, seeded, and sliced
Sugar syrup…
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Added by Mud Pies to Sticky Buns on March 31, 2011 at 10:42am — No Comments

The seedlings are growing

I've been tending to the tomatoes, peppers and broccoli seedlings in our bedroom the past month.  Yes, perhaps I was a bit eager with starting them, but I don't mind watching them grow.  A little taste of spring perhaps.  Spring just can't get here fast enough.  Anyway, the tomatoes are really starting to get bigger so I needed to upgrade them a bit from their original peat pellets into larger pots.  (Makes me think of that book A Fish Out Of Water).  Anyway, I did that this evening outside…

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Added by Janine Roe on March 30, 2011 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Agrimonia eupatoria

Agrimonia eupatoria





Energy:  slightly bitter, astringent, warm

Properties:  astringent, hemostatic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, vulnerary

Constituents:  tannins, bitter glycosides, nicotianic acid, silicic acid, vitamins B and K, iron, cholene, carotene.



Agrimony is an herb that partially works by creating balance.  Agrimony doesn't necessarily just ease tension or increase tone as much as it will set the course for…

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Added by Erica L Kroll on March 30, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Boone St. Baltimore Urban Garden (Week 2) // Experimental Three Sisters Planting

 



Last Saturday 3/26 was week two at Boone St. garden. We tilled!

 

For an introduction and background about Boone St. urban garden in the Greenmount West neighborhood of Baltimore City:…

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Added by Aliza Ess on March 30, 2011 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Radish Pickles Sweet & Hot

Mud Pies to Sticky Buns



Radish Pickles 
Every week I go to the local Auction to buy produce from the…
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Added by Mud Pies to Sticky Buns on March 30, 2011 at 12:29pm — 3 Comments

Green Watering Alternatives

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Added by Flour Sack Mama on March 29, 2011 at 10:06pm — No Comments

Turning Your Lawn into Your Lunch – How to Break New Ground for a Garden

- Paul Betz, High Mowing Organic Seeds Sales Associate and owner of High Ledge Farm, VT


Paul Betz Every year, more and more people are opening up new ground for gardening, either to create a plot or to expand an existing one. I am a big fan of smaller lawns and bigger gardens, as long as a little space… Continue

Added by High Mowing Organic Seeds on March 29, 2011 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Incorporating Organic Cover Crops into Your Garden

-by Megen Hall, High Mowing Organic Seeds Sales Associate

Cover cropping and green manuring are good gardening practices for a number of reasons: they improve soil structure and fertility, increase organic matter, loosen compacted soils, reduce weeds, control erosion, and attract pollinating insects. …

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Added by High Mowing Organic Seeds on March 29, 2011 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Florida Food Stamps

I found out over the weekend that Floridas food stamp program pays for food plants! Isn't it funny what is and isn't on the list of stuff the program covers?

Added by Erin Mitchell on March 28, 2011 at 11:08am — No Comments

Have You Met: Jerry Hebron?



This past summer, I decided I wanted to spend more time in Detroit doing some urban gardening. I called up the volunteer coordinator of the Greening of Detroit to find out about volunteer days and she sent me to the Oakland Community Garden on the north end of the city. There I met Jerry Hebron, who…

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Added by Cara Rosaen on March 28, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Fermented Slaw

We made some last year and we’re greedily looking forward to this batch of lacto-fermented “cole slaw”. The recipe comes from the book Preserving Food… Continue

Added by Nicole Karr on March 27, 2011 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Film and Food: A Love Story

 

Ever since the widespread release of the movie Food, Inc. in the summer of 2009, film and food seem to be on a honeymoon of sorts. New flicks documenting the state of our food system are released almost as frequently as the cows need milking, and food film festivals have been taking place in cities…

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Added by Cara Rosaen on March 26, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

First Day Breaking Ground: Boone St. Urban Farm in Baltimore

My friend Cheryl and I have been gardening in small separate plots in Baltimore City for the past few years. This year, we have adopted two large vacant lots- about a quarter of an acre - and are planning an urban farm and community garden. (That's me in the black, red, and gold t-shirt.)

 

So…

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Added by Aliza Ess on March 24, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

How to Make Homemade Sprouts

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In my quest to make as many foods from scratch as possible, including bread, jam, and herbs for cooking and tea, I…

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Added by Lisa Fine on March 23, 2011 at 3:53pm — 1 Comment

Whispering Chickens and Big Bad John

The following post was originally seen on www.tinyrevolution.us. 

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Yesterday was a day full of firsts for me. It all began when I woke up in the morning and found out that one of the schools I work with (…

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Added by Andrew Odom on March 23, 2011 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Savor the Season: Acorn Squash

The Real Time Farms Headquarters had a plump acorn squash from Brines Farm (hurray for cold storage for extending what's in season!) lying around, just begging to become something delicious. As I mentioned recently, I'm quite enamored with Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbook …

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Added by Cara Rosaen on March 23, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Suburban Chickens Arrived Today

Our second batch of chicks arrived today in our little suburb. Here are the details:





The call came from the post office.…
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Added by Lauren Klouda on March 23, 2011 at 10:37am — No Comments

Movers & Shakers: Ian Calder-Piedmonte, Cofounder and Farmer, Balsam Farms

It’s a lot of hard work and yet, a lot of laughs on Balsam Farms on Long Island, New York. “When you’re working in the fields, much of your work could be thought of as monotonous, but you’re with a lot of people and there’s a lot of joking and laughing....lot’s of funny things happen....if you can’t laugh at some of the problems then you’d be in trouble.” Ian…

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Added by Cara Rosaen on March 21, 2011 at 11:55am — No Comments

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