I'm new to this space, I have a website elsewhere where I write about canning, food, small scale homesteading in the suburbs and, from time to time, things I've learned form chickens.
I really did get the very last of our local peaches to make chutney, after having made peach bourbon jam, canned roasted peaches, frozen and dehydrated about 20 lbs of peaches (then made peach bourbon jam, again, with a class!)
So here is…Continue
Students returning to campus at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville will have a fitting alternative to the usual fast-food destinations. Their classmates in the organic crop production program are serving up a fresh market with food and entertainment planned through mid-October.
Students can shop the UT Market without having to…
Added by Flour Sack Mama on August 13, 2011 at 4:48pm — No Comments
What a surprise for me tonight when I dug up a potato after I had assumed my potato adventure this summer was a failure.
After battling Colorado Potato Beetle's back in April by picking them off and removing any leaves with eggs, I thought that I was doing pretty well. The plants were flourishing. Green, bushy and quite healthy looking. However, not knowing very much about what to look for with potato plants, I started to notice the leaves getting spots all over them. This was…
Added by Cynthia Schrage on July 2, 2011 at 1:59pm — No Comments
Here's the newest posting, where I have a picture of my new garden cart!
Added by Cynthia Schrage on June 10, 2011 at 12:40pm — No Comments
Roasted beet salad, fresh local spinach and scallions sound like menu details from an upscale restaurant. They're what's new this spring at the cafeteria of Takoma Regional Hospital in Greeneville, Tennessee. Chef Mary Goldman is excited to include some fresh, local produce for the first time this…Continue
Added by Flour Sack Mama on May 31, 2011 at 9:16pm — No Comments
Added by Jay Geneske on May 29, 2011 at 1:00pm — 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
Added by Jaccqueline Suzelis on March 21, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments
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
Spring is already bursting with life at our house, two weeks before the official start of the season. We're being blessed with an early start to a plentiful crop of vegetables. The lettuce and broccoli seeds are happily germinating in abundance, less than a week after being planted in little indoor containers.…
Added by Flour Sack Mama on March 5, 2011 at 5:12pm — No Comments
Alright folks! We had 41 contest entries to win the book “I Garden: Urban Style” by Michael Nolan and Reggie Solomon via Scissorsanddrumsticks.com and our blog-spot on HOMEGROWN.org…Continue
Added by Scissors & Drumsticks on March 4, 2011 at 9:51am — No Comments
I can only imagine what splendid dishes the Denman family cooks up. When I planned a visit to their greenhouse, I knew that matriarch Georgia Denman and her daughter, Caitrin Bayard, were experts at organic gardening. What I couldn't comprehend until my visit was their depth of knowledge and passion for culinary plants. …Continue
Added by Flour Sack Mama on February 17, 2011 at 3:20pm — No Comments
Sitting here, eating local, seasonal corn and carrots which I froze this summer, a frozen fruit smoothie, and delicious local ravioli from Mama Mucci's in Canton. I'm thinking about the epic snow storm that will be soon descending upon Southeast Michigan. Thinking about emergency preparation (oh crap, we have no bottled water or spare battieries...) is encouraging my mind to drift to something a little more fun, which is my planting plan for this…Continue
Some of you personally know me to know that I am passionate toward anything my crazy brain decides to embark upon. I have recently sold almost all my drum gear to finance the purchase of camera and video gear. Below is a casting call ad that I have posted around the inter-net and am interested in shooting with some really great folks right here in the Hampton Roads area. If you or anyone you know fits even ten percent of the profiles below please let me know. Please, have a…Continue
Our Tiny House will sit on the unofficially named Tiny Lane. There we will raise Tiny Goats and this year, have a Tiny Farm.
Unlike last year, we simply aren't ready to have multiple…
Added by Sheri Ann Richerson on January 12, 2011 at 4:24pm — No Comments