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The Day I Stopped Composting

Welcome! Saturdays in the Garden: The Day I Stopped Composting All of you green gardening friends out there know how important composting is.  You’ve probably heard me wax nostalgic about proudly saving my family’s vegetable peelings year around so I can build a backyard compost pile to use later in the garden.  I often mention […]

Continue Reading By on July 25, 2015 in agriculture, garden, gardening, organic

Federal Money Seeding Local Food Markets, Encouraging Fresh Veggies

If you could pick a peach grown by a local orchard grower, would you?  Could you walk downtown in your community and find a fresh produce stand?  Did you know you can spend Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP dollars at the farmers market?   Millions of dollars in federal investment is going to give more […]

Continue Reading By on July 6, 2015 in agriculture, community, food, frugal, nutrition

Summer Organic Garden Maintenance – Saturdays in the Garden

Stay in touch with my newsletter here! Enter here for summer grilling giveaway! One in four of you is growing your own vegetable garden, according to the latest census data.  How is your garden growing this summer?  We’re having moderate success, which I’m thankful for despite a hectic schedule and not enough time for maintenance […]

Continue Reading By on June 20, 2015 in agriculture, garden, green, organic

Managing Leaf Scorch Organically in the Strawberry Patch – Saturdays in the Garden

Saturdays in the Garden: Managing Leaf Scorch Organically in the Strawberry Patch Our family takes pride in showing you the best picks of each gardening season, including the juicy strawberries we’ve been enjoying in May! Sometimes, we need to share with you the ugly side of organic gardening, to show you how we’ve been managing […]

Continue Reading By on May 30, 2015 in agriculture, food, organic, pesticides

Five Don’t-Miss Memories to Record with Your Baby or Toddler

Don’t miss the yummy giveaway at the bottom of this post brought to you by Stonyfield Organic! “It goes by so fast,” goes the cliché that all the more experienced parents tell you.  You blink, and suddenly you go from sleepless nights with a newborn to chasing a toddler who’s ready to explore the world […]

Continue Reading By on May 27, 2015 in family, food, natural, non-GMO, nurture, organic, parenting