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High Altitude Gardening Classes and Resources

High Altitude Gardening Classes and Resources

| February 14, 2017 | 3 Comments

A gardening geek?  Who, me?   (innocent gaze) Posting the presentation from a class I taught at our terrific local libraries in February and April 2016 and in February 2017, which is fun beyond belief for me. There are so many great people in my community, and it gives me a charge to empower everyone to learn the difference […]

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Garlic Harvest: A National Holiday…or Just Mine…

Garlic Harvest: A National Holiday…or Just Mine…

| July 26, 2015 | 2 Comments

I have often been pegged as a geeky gardener type.  Although I HAVE been seen pulling weeds in the moonlight in my pajamas, and my fingernails never quite come clean from April to November, I have to confess that I am really too lazy to be one of those über-gardeners who never set foot in the produce section. […]

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Five Unorthodox Reasons Why You Should Grow Some Your Own Food (A Little…or a Lot)

Five Unorthodox Reasons Why You Should Grow Some Your Own Food (A Little…or a Lot)

| June 23, 2015 | 5 Comments

In no particular order: When you grow your own stuff, you can tell Monsanto to shove it. In September of 2014, GMO giant Syngenta Crop Protection LLC asked the US Environmental Protection Agency to increase the legal tolerance for neonicotinoid pesticides on crops. Neonicotinoids, as you may have read, are now widely regarded as the […]

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The Garden in Winter: Five Things Gardeners Can Do to Beat the Winter Blues

The Garden in Winter: Five Things Gardeners Can Do to Beat the Winter Blues

| February 2, 2014 | 2 Comments

Confession time: At the height of the harvest in early September, I am praying for the peace and quiet of February.  My kitchen counters are groaning with produce that needs to be chopped, blanched, canned, frozen, dried.  There’s not much room for anything else, to be honest, and so it sometimes sneaks out into other […]

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Looking Forward to 2014: Five Things to Do Differently Next Year (to have more fun, live even better, and do more good)

Looking Forward to 2014: Five Things to Do Differently Next Year (to have more fun, live even better, and do more good)

| December 29, 2013 | 5 Comments

I don’t generally make New Years resolutions, and fear not, I am not going to start today.  But the end of the year usually finds me gnawing on a straw in a coffee shop somewhere, staring off into space and mulling over what I may want to change up in the coming year.  (Yep, it’s […]

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Menu Planning for the Whole Foods Food Stamp Challenge … a Challenge!

Menu Planning for the Whole Foods Food Stamp Challenge … a Challenge!

| August 31, 2013 | 1 Comment

Friday night was a busy one for this girl, as I finished off a rough plan of meals & snacks for the first half of the month, and translated that into a shopping list for Saturday morning’s foray to Whole Foods Market to stock up. The first shopping trip was intended to pack the pantry […]

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