Today marks the 46th anniversary of Earth Day, a campaign created in 1970 to "force environmental protection onto the national political agenda." It has since grown to be a movement that is credited as "the largest civic event in the world, celebrated simultaneously around the globe." More than a billion people participate ... [Read More]
In our corner of the world, a telltale sign that fall has officially arrived is the incredible abundance of gorgeous apples filling crates at farmers markets everywhere... shiny piles of Ginger Gold, Fuji, Gala, Honeycrisp, McIntosh and, of course, the tart and crisp Granny Smith. It got us thinking... is there a real Granny Smith behind the beloved green apple? ... [Read More]
For some people it’s big ideas that change the world, but for 16-year-old Katie Stagliano, all it took was to see the impact one 40-pound cabbage could have on an entire community to spark her mission… to feed America’s hungry.
When Katie was in third grade, as part of a school project, she planted a cabbage seedling in her backyard. ... [Read More]
While money doesn't grow on trees, babies are now being grown on trees all over the world. Well, not ACTUAL babies, but cute-as-a-button, baby shaped pears that are being birthed - err grown - thanks to China based Fruit Mould.
When the company's specialty molds are placed around a budding bundle of deliciousness during the fruit's early stages of maturation, you end up with a full grown pear that bears ... [Read More]
Between 1900 and 1930, landscape design developed into a sophisticated garden culture in the United States. Estate owners created lavish flower gardens, cities landscaped public spaces, and magazines and newspapers began promoting garden design to a new growing audience. ... [Read More]
What do you think of when you hear the word "farmer"? Do you envision a man? If so, you’re not alone. Considering that the traditional image of farmer-as-male has been embedded into our psyches since childhood, it’s hard to imagine women playing the same role. But they do and they have been. Through her FarmHer project, photographer Marji Guyler-Alaniz is bringing these women in agriculture to the forefront ... [Read More]
I have been an avid gardener from the time I was a little girl and my dad taught me how to plant vegetable seeds. Our huge yard always had a massive garden where I’d spend hours catching butterflies and eating fresh veggies right off the plant as soon as they were ready. We usually had so many extra tomatoes and zucchini that I’d set up a table in the front yard and sell them for a quarter ... [Read More]
FACT: Over 96 billion pounds of food are wasted each year. That’s roughly 40% of all the available food in the United States.
And, if this statistic isn’t staggering enough, there are nearly 49 million Americans considered “food insecure”, with 16.2 million of them children. These facts and figures, along with the sight of too much leftover food at the table one afternoon, are what drew Ashley Stanley ... [Read More]