By Susan Reimer The vegetable gardens planted around Baltimore's War Memorial Plaza, in front of City Hall, have produced more than 1,500 pounds of vegetables for the kitchens of Our Daily Bread, which… Continue
Community Gardens: The Facts
This summer, as President Obama and Congress work together to enact health reform that reduces health care costs for families, businesses, and government; guarantees choice of doctors, hospitals, and insurance plans; and assures quality affordable health care for all Americans, we hope that you will participate by promoting healthy lifestyles in your community – a key to… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on June 26, 2009 at 11:00pm —
by tressa eaton from Serious Eats New York
Atlanta allows them. So does Denver. Chicago welcomes them to the roofs of City Hall and the Chicago Cultural Center. San Francisco included them as part of their Sustainability Plan. And Michelle… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on June 26, 2009 at 3:22am —
"Green Smoothies will save the world!" is a statement I have heard a lot lately.
My wife Katherine is convinced that the combination of a garden and a good blender is the solution to most of the worlds problems. After reading Green for Life she has been experimenting with all sorts of garden greens and exotic weeds from the neighbourhood… Continue
By Eric Lim
Mr. Naoki Shiomi, is the originator of the "Half-Farmer, Half-X" (半農半X)Concept and authored the book carrying the same title, and founded the "Half-Farmer, Half-X Research Center” at Ayabe, Kyoto, Japan. Half-Farming, Half-X Research Center Official Website http://www.towanoe.jp/xseed/
The phrase, "Half-Farmer, Half-X" is drawing much attention as the new key phrase for a… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on June 25, 2009 at 10:34pm —
As we meandered through the streets of Paris, this window display jumped out at me. Such style. Although quite obviously the carrots aren't real, it just made me realise that the idea of associating gourmet style food with the soil from whence it came is back in fashion. Who knows? Will the next high class restaurant trend be to have your raw food pulled from the soil at your table?… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on June 24, 2009 at 3:00pm —
During our recent visit to France we were introduced to the Jardins Familiaux (Family Gardens) by our hosts in Angers. It comprises of 120 plots of land. Much like the English Allotments, Jardins Familiaux are tended to by avid food gardeners fulfilling their passion amongst friends and family. The atmosphere was friendly and a… Continue
By Michael Prager
Demita Frazier (left) of Green City Growers works with Stacey Barker on Barker's backyard garden.
United by commitments to the environment and reverence for the magic of soil, a trio of urban ag outfits are bringing farms directly to their customers, removing sod, building beds (raised, amended, or both), and… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on June 11, 2009 at 9:41am —
By PATRICK GAVIN
Ted Allen was the food and wine expert on Bravo's "Queer Eye" and now hosts two programs on the Food Network — "Chopped" and "Food Detectives." POLITICO caught up with Allen during his recent swing through D.C. and picked his brain for a foodie's take on the Obamas.
"I think they're changing the food culture nationally and internationally by their… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on June 11, 2009 at 8:30am —
By Incredible Edible Huddersfield
Incredible Edible in the Golcar area has started growing raspberry canes and herbs on waste land. Local people have reclaimed land that was once outside toilets space and have had successful bean crops for 2 years. Now planting in alternative planters, bookcase, discarded wire shopping basket, paint tin and wheel barrow gradually involving neighbours and… Continue
By JOCELYN NOVECK
At the bustling Pi pizza restaurant in St. Louis, the staff has come up with a new mantra: "It's just pizza!"
Just pizza, and yet still, they marvel, customers are happy to wait well upward of two hours at peak time for a table. That is, ever since news came out that Barack Obama loved this pizza so much during… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on June 9, 2009 at 9:57pm —
By Joe Lamp'l
It’s no secret, gardeners are optimists. But I have to tell you, if I’ve ever been challenged on that one personally, it’s right about now. Seriously, since the day I planted my seedlings and seeds into this garden (over two weeks ago), we’ve seen the sun only twice. The rest of the days have provided various levels of rain, dropping as much as three inches in less than an… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on June 9, 2009 at 7:30am —