Archive | July, 2011

Book Review: Deeply Rooted by Lisa Hamilton

Deeply Rooted: Unconventional Farmers in the Age of Agribusiness by Lisa M. Hamilton is a really excellent book. I read a lot of books about folks who are vegetable farmers, growing for farmer’s markets or CSAs. (See my earlier review of Season’s on Henry’s Farm.) I sort of assumed when I picked up this book […]

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Garden-Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes

Such an important part about learning to live a sustainable lifestyle is learning to cook. For those of us in the younger generation, who grew up on fast food and microwave dinners, learning to cook is no easy feat. It’s taken me a while, but I definitely feel at home in the kitchen. I don’t […]

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Kale Chips

At the beginning of this gardening season, I gave my four year old a bunch of half-used seed packets that had been languishing in my seed box. (Oh, the seed box… a topic for another post.) I buy seeds compulsively, similar to someone with hoarding issues might, I suppose. I have a (relatively) small garden, […]

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Field To Fork Festival

Last weekend was the Field to Fork Festival near Berea, Kentucky. The festival featured lots of great workshops, vendors, and chances to meet other crazy folks who share my interest in sustainable living. The festival took place at Halcomb’s Knob Farm in Paint Lick. It was obvious that the fair’s organizers had put in lots […]

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Why I (Usually) Don’t Buy Organic Food

People are sometimes surprised to learn that I don’t buy organic food at the grocery store. As someone who vigorously champions for things like chemical-free gardens, home births, and the right to buy raw milk legally, it only makes sense that everything in my cabinet would have an organic label slapped on it. The problem […]

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