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In One Year...

So, we have been away from the city for exactly 15 months! We finally snapped and got out of the rat race. In one year we learned to bake the perfect loaf of bread. Made pickles for the first time. Piled and chopped 20 chord of wood. I learned to crochet and starting to knit. Made a garden plot that is so well protected by barbed wire that it frightens small children. Taught the dog how to pull Trout and Salmon from the River, then taught myself how to clean said fish. Made syrup and jam. Ate… Continue

Added by Donnie on September 4, 2010 at 8:22am — 3 Comments

Strengthen Your Immune System with Some Common Garden Herbs

Even though it’s the middle of summer and no one is thinking about colds or the flu, it is NOW that you can be growing, harvesting, and making your medicine!

Below are 4 common garden herbs you may want to consider cultivating in your garden to help boost your immune system.

  • Echinacea leaf & root…

Added by Kristie Nackord on August 15, 2010 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

Insalata Caprese

Thanks to the Italians, once again, for a combination which remains classic for good reason. We owe tribute to the region of Campania, where sliced, sun ripened tomato, buffalo mozzarella, and basil leaves, were first layered with one…

Added by Rachel Brownlee on August 9, 2010 at 9:47am — 1 Comment

Chilled Garden Carrot and Ginger Soup

After harvesting all of our carrots yesterday in the lovely 94 degree heat, I began having visions of cold soup. Jumping into cold soup. Splashing around in cold soup. Pouring cold soup over my head.
Things didn't go that far, but the soup was indeed born, indeed cold, and highly refreshing. With some lamb stock waiting in the freezer, the rest was truly a breeze. An icy,…

Added by Rachel Brownlee on August 5, 2010 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Silver Queen

For about 10 years now I have been acquainted with her; the sweet, fair colored Silver queen. She lives in the fields, tantalizing the patient gardener with her budding ears. My dear friend Rob introduced me to her. They were close. Partners in crime. He would tend to her all summer long, and she would ride…

Added by Rachel Brownlee on August 3, 2010 at 12:47pm — No 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

Beet Vichyssoise

Some reasons to make this:

1. A beet bomb just went off in the garden

2. Today is milk pick-up day, (fresh, raw milk, beckoning a dish featuring it's loveliness)

3. To enjoy one of the most shocking colors in nature

4. A cold, and refreshing meal for a heat…

Added by Rachel Brownlee on July 7, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Garden in full swing

The summer solstice just passed and the garden is now kicking ass after a slow Spring start. I had doubts as to the survival of many of my starts but are now 100% healthy and growing.

I have three kind of potatoes, LaRatt, a French fingerling potato, a purple potato and a yellow potato and a few volunteer whites from last year that I didn't have the heart to uproot when they looked so promising. I have been stealing a few of the whites and seem better than last year. Next is the two…


Added by Allen Frost on June 22, 2010 at 4:04pm — No Comments

State of the Garden

Here's what's currently growing in one of my gardens. Visit the FLICKR page to see the tags.

What does you garden look like today? Post a picture!

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Added by michael on June 14, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

A New Adventure Living In The Woods

My first journal page on Home Grown.org. So much to do and see. Reading other's adventures in gardening and living the good life.

I'll begin with some history why I'm living in the woods and how I got here.



Added by Linda on June 3, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Backyard Remodel

Big project last weekend, we got rid of our dead sod and added 150-200 sq/ft of new garden,… Continue

Added by michael on April 12, 2010 at 11:01am — 3 Comments

I am going hard for 2010

Last year I said fuck grass i ripped out ornamentals and put food every place i could.
I just read back yard homested and I am even more inspired NOW.
This year i got goals and I intend on playing full out. MY inner farm girl is in full effect. I grew up on a farm and now live in a gated golf community (no we do not golf we just liked the house..) The chicken are for sure not ok with the HOA rules and regulations so what, I love my chickens almost as much as my…

Added by mollie Engelhart on March 12, 2010 at 3:00am — 5 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

Happy New Year 2010

Happy New Year 2010! We have a whole new year ahead!

At Grow And Share, we have plans that will get many plants into US communities, help many gardeners across the US grow food, and start many new gardens feeding US residents.

More information on becoming a Grow And Share gardener may be found on our website: http://www.growandshare.org/?p=741. If you are interested in fighting hunger through Grow And Share's… Continue

Added by thewhatleys on January 3, 2010 at 4:01pm — No Comments

End-of-Year Fund Drive and "Garden In A Box" Packs

At this time of the year, we know you are likely thinking about charitable donations as well as holiday shopping. We at Grow And Share would like to help you on both fronts. We'd like you to give us your tax deductible donation, and in return we'll provide you with a "thank you" -- a garden Starter Pack or Deluxe Pack which you can use for yourself or give as a holiday gift.

Help us reach our goals with our end-of-year fund drive. Like all non-profits, monetary donations are… Continue

Added by thewhatleys on November 10, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

School Gardens Will Grow Food to Eat, To Learn, And To Share

November 9, 2009 – Zebulon, NC USA

Elementary school teachers are going green in Franklin County, NC with installation of school gardens. Teachers are adding gardening to their lesson plans for science, nutrition, and other subjects. Produce grown in these gardens will feed the students, the teachers, and other local residents.

Working with Franklin County school teachers and Dale Byrns, Creative Education Office, several gardens are being installed. In Spring 2010, over… Continue

Added by thewhatleys on November 9, 2009 at 12:14pm — 1 Comment

Growing Tobacco

Posted on http://nworbleahcim.blogspot.com/


I'm not a smoker - but that's not going to stop me from learning how to grow, cultivate, and enjoy some good nicotiana tabaccum. Last spring, bought a pack of Scherazi Tobacco seeds - an Iranian variety - and was able to get 1 plant to… Continue

Added by michael on November 3, 2009 at 11:48am — 5 Comments

Franklin County School Gardens: First Installation scheduled!

Grow And Share is working with several Franklin County schools, providing supplies and assistance to install school gardens. The students and teachers will then tend the gardens in the Spring, eat their harvest, and share a portion of their harvest too.

We're looking forward to working with teachers and parents this coming Wednesday to install the first gardens... a series of 4 raised gardens for an elementary school.

Hopefully, following Wednesday's day-of-work we will… Continue

Added by thewhatleys on October 31, 2009 at 11:13pm — 1 Comment

Our Breast Cancer "Victory" Garden

On both sides, my wife has a family history of breast cancer. Last winter my wife discovered that she too had breast cancer and made the difficult decision to have a prophylactic double mastectomy. Immediately after her mastectomy she underwent reconstructive diep flap surgery. It looks like the cancer is gone and she has recovered her former shape and feels… Continue

Added by Chandler Myles on October 22, 2009 at 3:47pm — No Comments

School Garden Budget

We're working with several schools in Franklin County NC, and the Grow And Share program has been well received! The teachers will be using plants and seeds in their lessons, teaching how things grow, where food comes from, and more. Students will eat from the garden and share their harvest in their communities.

One of the school gardens is going to be created early in 2010. We'll be tilling up an area about 15 x 20 -- give or take a little. The children will grow food, have an end… Continue

Added by thewhatleys on October 15, 2009 at 9:28am — 1 Comment

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