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Whats it mean to be a locavore?

Whats it mean to be a locavore?

Added by Bruce Weaver on October 1, 2014 at 1:31am — No Comments

Black Eyed Pea and Kale Salad in Salumi Cups

I don't know where the black eyed peas = good luck in the new year tradition started, but I do know that I get a hankering for black eyed peas around this time of year.

I created this appetizer to be a fun way to get my New Year good luck while using goodies from our farm share.…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on December 20, 2013 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

One Step At A Time - Learning To Take It Slow

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…


Added by Farm Frederick on December 5, 2013 at 10:41am — 2 Comments

Sausage Spinach Mozzarella Ball Pizza

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…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on November 23, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

New Beginnings - Starting a Small Farm in Downtown Frederick

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…


Added by Farm Frederick on November 11, 2013 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Beef and Cheddar on Pumpkin Pizza Dough

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…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on November 2, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Pumpkin and Black Bean Pizza on Roasted Pumpkin Dough

A hearty vegetarian pizza with pumpkin, black bean, and maple topping on a roasted pumpkin dough

You can find the recipes linked…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on October 26, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Anyone looking to join an sustainable community?

howdy all,

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…


Added by Andrew Schreiber on November 12, 2012 at 9:12pm — 1 Comment

We Are Not Alone. Do You See Yourself Here?

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…


Added by Patricia Stewart on June 9, 2012 at 9:39am — No Comments

Help Make Local Foods More Available in Central New England - Please!

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…


Added by Patricia Stewart on June 5, 2012 at 10:16pm — No Comments

be a dinner elf

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…


Added by Christine on August 22, 2011 at 11:14am — 3 Comments

Garden Update


New post on the regular blog!

Added by Cynthia Schrage on July 2, 2011 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Local Food and Community Self-Governance Ordinance Declared Illegal by Dept of Agriculture in Maine

QUOTATION FROM FOWARDED MESSAGE BELOW: "In a letter to the Town of Blue Hill dated April 6, the Maine Department of Agriculture declared the Local Food and Community Self-Governance Ordinance to be illegal, citing it as a violation of the State's…

Added by Burl Hall on April 18, 2011 at 12:39pm — 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…


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

Community Garden update: we're getting there!

Cross post from my blog, domestic efforts.

Since starting the community garden in South Philadelphia, a lot of people have expressed interest in participating. Although a number of them have flaked out, we now have a small group of committed gardeners. Initially, it was just me and one other person. Since we both work full time, we had to do all the major work on weekends, and it was a huge job to clean up the… Continue

Added by Jenni on October 23, 2010 at 4:41pm — 3 Comments

Starting a community garden

I'm documenting how I and another South Philadelphia resident have banded together to start a community garden in an abandoned city lot. The latest post from my blog is below, but you can also read the genesis of the project here and here.


We got up early today to pick up compost and to purchase… Continue

Added by Jenni on September 18, 2010 at 7:54pm — 9 Comments

My first garden in 12 years!

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…


Added by ConsciouslyFrugal on July 13, 2010 at 1:40pm — 4 Comments

Baseball Radio Network Aims to Grow More Than Ratings!

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…


Added by thewhatleys on March 1, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Local Non-Profit Awarded Grant by Annie's HomeGrown

Zebulon, NC, September 18, 2009 - Grow And Share, a non-profit fighting hunger at the local level, recently received a grant from Annie's Homegrown of Napa, California. This "Grants for Gardens" award provides some funding for Grow And Share's gardening programs in Spring 2010.

The grant will be used to purchase garden seed and growing supplies. During the Spring, a planting event will be held during which children will learn about growing their own food and assist with seed… Continue

Added by thewhatleys on September 18, 2009 at 9:25pm — 1 Comment


hi there, my friend and her boyfriend are helping us in the garden this year in exchange for some of the yummies grown. i think of it as our "Bedarf Mini-CSA"! They have already helped us rebuild the fence, amend with compost, trellis raspberries and generally just help keep order. does anyone else have experience with something like this, and how to split the proceeds?

Added by Anne Bedarf on May 5, 2009 at 10:38pm — 1 Comment

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