My normal tendency, in just about everything I've ever done, is to jump right in, feet first and just start. No questions asked... just get the ball rolling, get on top of it and try not to fall off. As crazy as that sounds, this method has helped me accomplish a lot of things in my life. Things I would have never done had I thought it through. I was a Marine, for example, when I was 18... I'd never do that now! Mostly because I'm older and I get tired quicker and the thought of people…Continue
It's a Homecoming pizza, and not the football/dance kind.
Crumbled Italian sausage, fresh spinach, marinated mozzarella balls and artichoke hearts top this welcoming pizza.
You can find…Continue
Added by Kirsten Madaus on November 23, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
I've been in love with farming since 2008, when I started hanging out with Loran Shallenberger, a great guy and a very talented farmer who was living near the base of Sugarloaf mountain at the time. I started helping Loran, who had just begun his own farm project called North Comus Acres on a rented piece of farmland. Loran raised hogs, chickens and grew vegetables, and we became good friends. I helped Loran, alongside my daughter Amber, who was 7 or 8 at the time for the better part of 2…Continue
You'd think for the baby of the family I would not be such a people pleaser.
After sharing a vegetarian Pumpkin and Black Bean pizza, I had some Roasted Pumpkin Pizza dough and made this BBQ Beef and Cheddar for the carnivorous kids.
It's a hearty pizza of roast beef, mixed with barbecue sauce and topped with cheddar, on a roasted pumpkin pizza crust…Continue
Added by Kirsten Madaus on November 2, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
A hearty vegetarian pizza with pumpkin, black bean, and maple topping on a roasted pumpkin dough
You can find the recipes linked…Continue
Added by Kirsten Madaus on October 26, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
I am new to homegrown.org, but not to farming and country living. I am part of a small intentional community called Windward in south central Washington (near white salmon and Klickitat for those who are familiar).
For the past twenty 24 years folks have been living on this land, and working to create a self-reliant rural village on marginal land.
We are united with the belief that now is the time for radical change, and that there's no more convincing…Continue
Wonder why we need a sustainability hub here? I’m sure we’re just an example of what happens all over the country, but meet some of our people. Because this was my idea, I didn’t have time to ask for permissions, so I have fictionalized the names, only.
Know anyone with food allergies? Debbie has a goat dairy in town about 20 miles away, and she has an awesome recipe for a special ice cream that many people with food allergies CAN eat. But she doesn’t have the money…Continue
Added by Patricia Stewart on June 9, 2012 at 9:39am — No Comments
Our Big Chance! Help us buy this foreclosed riding stable so that we can create a shared use facility called North Country Sustainability Center, Inc. Please visit the following website and contribute to our NCSC Jigsaw Campaign. We are a 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 2010. We have been leasing a facility to start our programming, but the real needs are for a community commercial, micro-creamery, and gardens for education and community. Our users are a diverse lot, but we looked at…Continue
Added by Patricia Stewart on June 5, 2012 at 10:16pm — No Comments
Food is much more than a series of nutrients and calories. Food brings people together to celebrate the good times and helps sustain us during the tough times. When you provide food for others, you aren’t just providing a meal. You are providing a few extra minutes in their day, crossing off one thing on their to-do list and hopefully offering a tiny bit of comfort. We all need…Continue
Added by Cynthia Schrage on July 2, 2011 at 1:59pm — No Comments
A while ago, I read a lot about post carbon.
Which led me to read about peak oil, through the lens of our suburban life in the outskirts of Montreal.
Which led me to read about british-born…Continue
Added by Burl Hall on April 18, 2011 at 12:39pm — No Comments
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
After leaving the gorgeous green of Missouri 10 years ago for the grey sea of concrete that is Long Beach and Los Angeles, I finally have a spot in a community garden. I combined plots with a friend who spent a couple of her formative years in the Midwest and missed the green enough to sit on a community garden waiting list with me for more than 3 years. But our wait is finally over!
We started late and I didn't do enough research to figure out what I needed, but we…Continue
Grow and Share is a unique Zebulon based non-profit organization dedicated to providing healthy fruits and vegetables to U.S. residents through food education and widespread gardening. The organization’s website www.growandshare.org provides assistance to homeowners willing to start or expand their own gardens while pledging to share produce…Continue
Added by thewhatleys on March 1, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments