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TAG : Fresh produce

Garden Work through Generations

Row by Row: Talking with Kentucky Gardeners(Swallow Press, 2015) by Katherine J. Black takes an intimate look at home vegetable gardeners from across Kentucky. Though they share a state, the gardener's profiled by Black have different stories and different ways of caring for their plots of ...

Sustainable Gardening for Compact Spaces

Not everyone who wants to begin living sustainably can move out to a homestead and work their own land. Sometimes this effort must start in an apartment, in a city, in a suburb. So how do you live frugally in such a compact space? Lolo Houbein has the answer in her book, One Magic Square ...

Starting a Farmers’ Market

You will find a complete guide to living a simpler, more sustainable life in Self-Sufficiency (Skyhorse Publishing, 2010). Author Abigail R. Gehring offers practical advice as well as step-by-step instructions on hundreds of self-sufficient projects. In this excerpt taken from part one, “The ...

Young Woman Becomes Expert at Canning Vegetables

When I was a child, my mother always canned our fresh produce. I helped pick the fresh fruits and vegetables, and also helped get them ready for preserving. I snapped green beans, shelled peas, and peeled tomatoes and peaches. Then I was in charge of sterilizing the jars.When I married my ...

Working Community Garden

At this time of year here in our offices in eastern Kansas, I always feel like one of the luckiest of humans. Except for the heat, humidity, chiggers, ticks and mosquitoes, we have a delicious life here. And I do mean delicious.I know there are people working in offices where no one orders ...

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