Ellen once again shows her agricultural research on the travels and history of carrots. We love these types of articles, packed with information and education, as they really show just how rich our culinary world is today, gives hints and history of where they originated or traveled on their journey to where we find these [...]
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Home gardening can be one of the best therapeutic activities available. If you approach the process and activity from the viewpoint of mindfulness, and really pay attention to what is directly in front of you, the mind has the opportunity to relax and stop worrying about all of the little daily concerns. It will stop [...]
First off, watch the trailer about this crazy Australian who comes to America and spends 60 days on a complete juice fast- Now you’re wondering- “What in the world does that have to do with my home garden?” Surprisingly more than you think! In “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”, Joe Cross regained his health, lost [...]
Home gardeners are starting to get the itch to get their yearly heirloom seed starting tradition under way about now. In some parts of the country it is warm enough that folks are able to direct sow cool season crops into their gardens, while in others it is time to start seeds inside to get [...]
One of the most anticipated times of year for gardeners is Spring, with the attendant planting season. Everything is new and fresh; a chance to start over and improve on last year’s garden. A big subject and one that causes no end of concern, worry and frustration to gardeners is what to do with the [...]
Raising backyard chickens is becoming increasingly popular, no matter where you live. There have always been rural chickens, but now there are small and large city chickens, happily living in coops and backyards all across the country. Chickens can do a lot for you, both in the garden and in the kitchen. First off, they [...]
Now that the fun and excitement of Christmas is over, New Year’s has come and gone and life is getting back to whatever consists of normal for you and your family, it’s time to dig into our garden seed catalog and start planning the eternally anticipated Spring garden. After spending a little time reading- and [...]
Fall and Winter Gardening- Plan in the Summer for Cool Season Harvests Many people, when asked about Fall and Winter gardening in the height of Summer, will want to wait a bit before planning and planting anything for the Fall. Yet, that is exactly what you must do to have a spectacular cool season garden [...]
Here’s two new recipes that use fresh from the garden carrots in unusual but delicious ways. Fresh, local food in the best way possible!
Corporate Agriculture often accuses local food advocates of being ‘elitist’ in their approach, but who’s approach has the public in mind?