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A Dozen Fun Winter Gardening Ideas

Contributed by Alyson Prokop-Baker, Education and Community Garden Coordinator In the winter months, it's sometimes hard to motivate ourselves to garden, especially if you have a really small house like me (I estimate between my husband and I, our three cats, dog, seven beehives, four fig trees, we have about 650 sq feet of indoor…

A Touch of Nature Vegetables – Winter 2019

I don’t know how Santa was able to drive his sleigh this Christmas without the snow, but I was happy to be able to tidy up my backyard in the mild weather. We even sat around fire one night toasting marshmallows and I collected the ash next day to be used later around the plants.…

Easy Vegetable Broth

This easy vegetable broth is made entirely of leftovers from holiday meal prep! So, grab those celery leaves, those carrot tops, that kale no one eats before they go to the compost and extract all the nutrients you can. What We Use In Our Vegetable Broth: any veggies that may have gotten a bit sad…

How to Make the Most of Holiday Leftovers

It's the most wonderful time of the year! And that means spending valuable time with friends and family, enjoying delicious food at holiday parties, and celebrating! With leftovers and “food waste” often high, and so many diversions and parties to go to, we sometimes forget to take only what we can finish, especially when buffets, and potlucks taunt us at…

December 2018 – The Garden Journey, Ritu Saxena

December has come, and despite what the weather looks like, there has been a lot to do and talk about in the garden. I am not sure if I can sum it all up here, but I will try my best! I started another small plot near my home and have prepared the land for the…

The Garden Journey with Ritu Saxena

This is the first post from The Garden Journey, a series of guest editorials from new urban farmer Ritu Saxena. This earth, so touchingly looked upon and revered as the Universal Mother, has nurtured mankind for billions of years. Perhaps, these tenets left an indelible impression on a young girl who matured into a woman called Ritu…

Winter is Coming … Prepping Your Garden for Winter

Prepping Your Garden for Winter – Cover Cropping and Sheet Mulching Winter is coming … and it’s a great time to start prep for the coming year, whether that means planting crops that improve the soil, or readying the garden for a fallow season, here are some easy ways to get your garden ready. Cover…

Summery Mango Salsa

I started making this tomato-salsa alternative years ago when I began my career in children's garden education. That summer (and it seems every summer since) the kids were obsessed with mangos, so at their request I found an easy recipe you can make in the garden, at a picnic and especially at home. Kids love the…

Garden Salsa

Nothing beats fresh ripe tomatoes off the vine from the garden you've lovingly tended to all summer long. This easy recipe is a great way to use up any extras you have when you just cannot seem to find enough friends to share them with. Sweet, a little tangy with a hint of spice. I…

Cherry Tomato and String Bean Pasta Salad with Feta and Fresh Herbs

Submitted by Michelle Bohanec *Note* The ingredient amounts reflect the fact that this salad was prepared for a large amount of people. Serves approximately 20-25 people. Ingredients: 750 grams bite sized pasta of your choice 1.5 lbs cherry tomatoes, halves (growing in the garden!) 1.5 cups string beans, cut into 1 inch pieces (growing in…