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What's Your Number?

As a community, the residents of Reno, Nevada are not so healthy. We show up high on charts for obesity - especially for children - and low on charts for fitness. There is an opportunity to change that. The not-for-profit hospital I work for issued a Community Health Challenge in celebration of its 150th birthday…

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Added by Sheila Hlubucek on March 8, 2012 at 9:07am — 3 Comments

Seed Viability Chart

Ever wondered how long you can save your seeds and have them still be viable? We've created this chart to help you determine the longevity of your seeds.

Proper seed storage conditions are cool and dark. The moisture content within the seed greatly affects germination rates. Seeds should be stored in their original packaging in a cool (below 50 degrees Fahrenheit), dark place where their moisture content will stay relatively stable. Here at High Mowing we keep our seed cooler at…

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Added by High Mowing Organic Seeds on November 30, 2011 at 11:09am — 3 Comments

Lessons learned this year

  I have been thinking about the lessons I have learned about homesteading since we bought this place almost two years ago. Some were very subtle, others hit you right between the eyes letting you know what you did was a dumb idea!

 1. Labradors do not belong on homesteads that have chickens! We had to find a home for our chocolate

lab Hershey because she liked our chickens as much as we do. Labs are wonderful dogs but it is their nature to hunt birds and small…

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Added by Penny on September 6, 2011 at 1:13pm — 1 Comment

The Great HOMEGROWN Cook-Off of 2011 - Pan Sautéed Patty Pan Squash

Howdy folks! This is my entry for the cook-off, and actually this is a post that I made on my CCR blog earlier in the week.

I would say that 95% of the ingredients in this recipe are from my front yard garden, and 99% of the ingredients that ended up on the final plate are from our front yard garden. I say front yard, because we have a back yard garden also.

 

The…

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Added by Cajun Chef Ryan on June 30, 2011 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

A Little Hard Work Never Killed Anyone (But It Sure Made 'Em Sore)

**cross-posted from my blog, Semi-Farmed Kind of Life, that highlights my family's adventures as we establish our own organic subsistence farm in NE Ohio. If you enjoy it, please subscribe and tell a friend. **

 

I woke up today to screaming thighs. It's astonishing how out of shape you can get over a long winter while working a desk job. Fortunately, I've got several free days left to get back in the swing of…

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Added by lexirain2001 on May 9, 2011 at 9:11am — No Comments

X-Gardening :: It's not for the faint of heart~

Check out what X-Gardening is all about in the mountains of Colorado in the May/June 2011 of the Essential Herbal Magazine written by yours truly! 

 

X-Gardening Article on the Essential Herbal Magazine…

Added by Kristie Nackord on April 30, 2011 at 10:19am — No Comments

My Urban Harvest

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Lots of fun ideas on gardening, DIY, recipes, food preservation, and sustainability.

 

Urban Harvest Project

Added by kristin clapper on April 12, 2011 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Goat Feta Cheese

Yesterday I made Feta cheese for the first time! Why am I putting it in a gardening blog? Tomatoes! I'm learning now so I can make some in TOMATO SEASON! Goats=cheese + tomatoes= YUM!

I already learned Mozzarella last year and wanted to learn how to make Feta too as I like both these…

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Added by Jannine Cabossel on April 5, 2011 at 1:23am — 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…

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

Growing my own little sprouts

About a month ago I was tired of winter. The doldrums had me....well, feeling humdrum. I needed something green. Something needed to grow! Unfortunately nowhere around us sells seeds or sprouts so I hopped on the line and had some friends in Charleston, SC pick up some seeds at a local whole food-type…

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Added by Andrew Odom on March 2, 2011 at 10:16am — 4 Comments

DIY PVC Grow Lights

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Added by me on February 24, 2011 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Organic Gardening Encyclopedia

Cold, frozen days are inspiring me to dream about the next season's garden.  Not an expert by any means.  But I'm determined to garden smarter each season, even on a small scale.  My husband and I have the usual arguments about pest control, which involve me swearing off any synthetic pesticides, while he eventually sneaks out a can of this or that when he thinks he has no other alternative.

 

I'm aiming to read through the new (2009 anyway) Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of…

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Added by Flour Sack Mama on February 17, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Simple, Messy, Compost Pile

Hot is not how I would describe our family's backyard compost pile.  Wam, I hope.  Definitely not smelly, but not the hottest thing around.  The more I read how the experts explain composting, I don't think ours is cold or passive.  I do make an effort to turn it about once per week   But it's, well, simple at best.  My husband, skillful as he is, never found time to build one of those fancy corrals that some of you have.  At first, I thought we needed…

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Added by Flour Sack Mama on February 12, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Let's Swap Seeds

After experiencing the “blizzard” (aka Snow-mageddon, Blizzaster, or Snowhere Near Expectations, depending on your location) that just swept through the eastern half of the US, it’s somewhat difficult to believe that now is the right time of year to start thinking about seeds and gardens and green plants reaching up through… Continue

Added by Cara Rosaen on February 8, 2011 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Planting Plan- Make your garden more successful in 2011!

After your first or second year playing around in your garden/balcony, window planters, etc. it's easy to get an itchy green thumb! Once you've gardening for several seasons, you're more able to notice what grows well where in your area, better understand the micro-climate you provide your plants, your sun/shade setting, etc.

If you're at that point, it might be time to truly dive in to this homestead adventure that many of us are…

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Added by Arika on January 15, 2011 at 12:11am — No Comments

Giant Veggie Gardener

I'm new to Homegrown and would like to share my knowledge and experience for those interested in growing veggies and gain information from you all as well! I'm a Master Gardener and call myself an 'Artisan Farmer' because I grow organic vegetables and fruits using sustainable methods on about a 1/2 of…

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Added by Jannine Cabossel on January 9, 2011 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Sunchokes (a.k.a Jerusalem Artichokes): Recipes & How to Grow Your Own

As winter sets in, you may have seen these gnarly roots at your farmers’ market or grocery store, under the name “sunchoke” or “jerusalem artichoke,” and wondered: What in the heck do I do with these?

Sunchokes have become one of my favorite vegetables. I’ve known them better as jerusalem artichokes, having had them pureed or creamed in soups in San Francisco restaurants. But my two favorite ways to cook them at home highlight their nutty flavor and refreshingly crunchy texture: a…

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Added by Stephanie M, Together In Food on December 10, 2010 at 1:46pm — No Comments

The Garden Returns: Playing With Our Food

Sometimes…

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Added by Stephanie M, Together In Food on December 8, 2010 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Creating Something Out of Nothing: Stock & Compost

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Added by Stephanie M, Together In Food on December 3, 2010 at 3:24am — No Comments

How to Grow Collards

Collards To borrow a line(s) from Midnight Oil, "The time has come / A fact's a fact / It belongs to them/ Let's give it back"



And so with winter on the wing, we have realized the soil is not really ours and we have given it back to the earth for a few more months. What am I talking about? Well, this morning I harvested the last of the… Continue

Added by Andrew Odom on November 11, 2010 at 2:26pm — No Comments

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