Unique Gifts for the Food Lovers in Your Life If you lack the time or motivation to give the whole DIY thing a chance this holiday season, there are many talented craftspeople willing to take up the task in time for your next holiday get-together. From the ethical gardener to the creative baker, here are […]
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Responsible Seed Growing and Saving in 2011Gone are the days when a seed was just a seed. Now seeds are genetically modified, manipulated to be pesticide- and chemical-resistant and even encrypted with patents. Most traditional garden centers sell seeds with some of these altered characteristics, although you won’t know it from reading the labels. These […]
The Growing Fresh Food Movement Farm-to-School Programs, Community Gardens and Teaching FarmsAre Changing the Ways We Think About Food
Transforming the national food agenda, from bringing fresh veggies to school kids to rebuilding struggling towns with community gardens.
Farm, Pray, Share Behind Join the Farm!—A Collaborative That Combines Farming With Spirituality and Social Outreach
Join the Farm! is a collaborative initiative of the DeBusschere Family Farm and the Abundant Table Farm Project (ATFP), a campus ministry program at California State University Channel Islands. On their 40-acre certified organic operation, fourth-generation farmer Paul DeBusschere and his wife, Julie Morris, in Oxnard, California, use a portion of their land for a […]
Why I Stopped Being Vegan and Started Using Butter I recently discovered the joys of butter. No, Paula Deen didn’t take me hostage and force me to eat deep-fried butter balls. Butter and I have had a tumultuous relationship. After developing a sort of allergy to it in high school, I cut out all dairy […]
Feeding the Faith Religious Orders Are Growing Vegetables, Raising Cows and Making Cheese in the Name of the Spirit
Religious orders — including a group of Benedictine nuns — are living almost entirely off the land as a matter of spiritual course.
Hydroponic growing and windowfarms have great potential for growing fresh vegetables and herbs year round, no matter how urban (or small) the setting.
Fresh veggies and berries are in abundance right now’s a perfect time to consider capturing the goodness with the age-old arts of freezing, drying and canning.
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