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  • Grow Your Own Food Challenge: Turning Lawn Into Garden

    You might assume that because I work on farms, I know everything I need to know about growing my own food. Unfortunately, that is not the case! As part of our Grow Your Own Food Challenge, I’ll be documenting my attempt to turn my lawn into a vegetable garden. But transforming sod into a workable garden bed is not easy! Here are four organic methods I’ve been considering. More

  • Beware of Killer Compost!

    The aminopyralid herbicide known as Milestone, plus other related herbicides collectively known as pyralids, have been found in compost throughout the United States. Gardeners that use the contaminated compost inadvertently kill all of their plants. More

  • American Heart Association Partners With Beef Board

    The American Heart Association (AHA) has partnered with the Beef Board, the USDA-managed program that markets beef, to put the association’s HeartCheck symbol on three cuts of lean beef. But just because a food is low in saturated fat and cholesterol does not mean it’s healthy. More

  • Taco Bell Sued for Selling Fake Meat

    A California woman is suing Taco Bell for false advertising. The claim? There’s too little “beef” in Taco Bell’s products for the company to label their products as such. More

  • Vegan Pizza Toppings for Winter

    Vegan cheese? Who needs it! Next time you make a vegan pizza, try topping it with caramelized balsamic onions, crunchy crumbled tempeh, or creamy walnut-mushroom sauce. More

  • The Michael Pollan Diet: Eat Less

    Goal number three in the Michael-Pollan-plan for health and wellness is to not eat too much. But you don’t have to torture yourself with calorie-counting to lose weight. Eating when you’re hungry and cooking delicious meals can make it easier to eat less. More

  • The Michael Pollan Diet: Eat Real Food

    Replacing processed foods with whole foods is goal number two in the Michael-Pollan-plan for health and wellness. And no, vegan cheese and soy chorizo are not considered whole foods. More

  • Green Your Diet: Eat Invasive Species

    Invasive species are non-native plants and animals that threaten the health of ecosystems. Because science has made little headway when it comes to stopping the spread of invasives, an increasing number of ecologists and foodies are encouraging people to try a new tactic: eat them. More

  • Garden Planning: Design an Herb Garden

    If you want to start a garden next spring but are worried about the time and labor investment, an herb garden is an excellent, easy-to-manage substitute. Here are some tips to start planning your herb garden. More

  • More Gift Ideas: Vintage Finds for Foodies

    If you’re looking for a gift for the foodie on your list but have a limited budget, antique shops and flea markets are a great place to look. Here are some of the items that I always keep an eye out for. More

  • Gifts for Gardeners

    After working on farms for a year, I have a pretty long wish list of items that I think any gardener would love. Check it out. More

  • Pomegranate Molasses Vinaigrette

    Pomegranate vinaigrette is perfect on winter salads and cool-weather greens like kale, chard, and spinach. It’s also lovely on roasted vegetables. Here’s the recipe. More

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