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Regrow a Garden from Food Waste

Turn Table Scraps Into A Vegetable Garden
Monday, February 16, 2015, 1:01 PM

A fun video to show you how to turn certain veggies scraps and waste parts into a vibrant garden that re-grows itself.

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7 winter vegetables to add to your plate

Yummy crops to add to the mix
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:01 PM

A number of great winter vegetables to seek out this winter. Also look for a winter CSA that might supply you with delicious veg.

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Garden Vegetable Calories

Knowing the stored energy in your garden crops
Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 10:41 AM

An interesting look at what plants have the highest caloric value in your vegetable garden.  As always, plant and grow what works best in your area and what you like to eat but put some thought into exploring new varieties that could yield a greater level of calories for you and your family.  I think it is time to start eating more raw garlic.


Jere Gettle: Growing Heirloom Plants

Our foodstock's future lies in preserving its past
Saturday, August 3, 2013, 9:47 PM

Jere Gettle runs one of the country's largest heirloom seed catalogs. His mission is to preserve long-standing plant varieties and combat the growing homogenization of our food stock, along with the genetic manipulation that Big Ag is responsible for. » Read more

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How To Install Raised Garden Beds

How To Install Raised Garden Beds

A soup-to-nuts DIY guide for the novice gardener

What Should I Do?

How to Install Raised Garden Beds

A 1-manpower project
Monday, July 15, 2013, 9:32 PM

If you've been intending to become a gardener but aren't quite sure yet how to get started, this how-to guide is for you.

It chronicles the steps that I successfully followed to put in my own garden this year, all while working hard on the site and traveling frequently with Chris. From start to finish, it was a one-manpower project.

Hopefully this guide will give you the direction, inspiration, and confidence that you, too, can do this. » Read more

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Daily Digest 4/17 - Cyprus Braces For Russian Exodus, Half NYC Workforce On Food Stamps

Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 2:37 PM
  • Ohio’s $500 Billion Oil Dream Fades as Drillers Misjudge: Energy
  • Cyprus braces for Russian cash exodus
  • Italy May Cut $6.6 Billion in Defense Spending This Year
  • Detroit's encroaching blight as seen through Google and Bing maps
  • Smithsonian to close galleries due to budget cuts
  • Three-fold increase in demand for Gold: Jewellers
  • Bailouts push German debt to new record
  • Italy's temporary layoff scheme runs out of cash, sparks protests
  • Almost half of NYC workforce on food stamps
  • Let them eat vegetables: Egypt's wheat farmers hit hard by diesel price hikes
  • South Korea Proposes $15.3 Billion Stimulus Budget
  • EU warns of budget constraints as Cyprus seeks more aid
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DIY Fruit & Veggie Wash

An easy way to clean your produce
Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 3:25 PM
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Pickling Vegetables

Learn to pickle your garden produce
Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 4:00 PM

A pdf resource with great information on how to preserve and pickle your garden produce:

Pickling Vegetables (