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…
Added by Cara Rosaen on March 28, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
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…
Added by Cara Rosaen on March 26, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
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.)
The following post was originally seen on www.tinyrevolution.us.
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 (…Continue
Added by Andrew Odom on March 23, 2011 at 1:27pm — No Comments
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 …
Added by Lauren Klouda on March 23, 2011 at 10:37am — No Comments
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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For years, weeds outpaced the other plants and pint-sized specimens burst out of their boundaries. When no one was tending them, the leafy residents of this secret garden hid the promise of what would come. Come visit behind the garden doors, starting Monday at the…Continue
Added by Flour Sack Mama on March 19, 2011 at 11:38pm — No Comments
I love to recycle, and reuse, I believe you do need a little bit of creativity to reuse the apparently useless and soon to be trash into something functional. I also love to garden and to save. I sowed so many seeds. I have many seeds due to my participation in seed swaps and I had to find pots for all of them. Why would buy pots for seeds when I have plenty if I look keenly enough into my home? My husband told me the other day that I utilize everything, I was glad to hear…Continue
I use only brown rice and the other night I needed some rice and had to cook it for 45-50 minutes. Made a much later meal than desired. So my brain thinks, you can buy instant brown rice so why can't you make it. So I came up with this idea to make it. (And maybe it's an old idea and you all know how to do this, but I had never seen it so it was new to me.)
1 cup of rice
2 cups water
Cooked until it was done. Rinsed well and put it on my dehydrator…
**cross posted from my blog, Semi-Farmed Kind of Life**
Today was the day I laid the last of the seedlings to rest in the compost pile, returning them to earth. I'm a little sad I was unsuccessful this year, but at least they are returning to the earth where they can rest and prepare to nourish next year's garden as compost.…
After some discussion, we cut down the two crepe myrtles in our front flower beds. They didn't do anything for us, except look nekked half of the year and shed petals onto the cars the other half of the year. A little bit at a time, we are going to replace our non-edible landscaping with something that we can put into our tummies!
In the place of one of the trees, we planted a "tri-apple." Three varieties of apples gafted onto a single trunk. We have a Dorsett Golden…Continue
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I have entered the "green awards" contest from Green Giant. The winner in each of 4 categories will
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