Archive | June, 2012

Blackberry Lavender Lemonade for a Crowd

Lavender is one of those herbs that I don’t really incorporate enough in the culinary sense. But I’ve been working on this recipe and tweaking it a bit, and I am now in love. This is the perfect thing to bring along to Fourth of July barbecues and cookouts! (Granted, it may also be the […]

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The Young Farmers Movement in Kentucky

A CSA hidden behind your local Walmart . . . A rice paddy under construction in rural Kentucky . . . A quest for the best local ingredients for granola . . . What do these three things have in common? They are just some of the unique and innovative facets of the young farming […]

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A Quick Chat with Author Will Samson

Where do the lines of faith and sustainability cross? How do our religious beliefs shape what we believe about the Earth and the people around us? How do we act out our beliefs despite living hectic American lifestyles? These are the questions that Kentucky author Will Samson has addressed in some of his books and […]

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Farmers Market Vs. Grocery Store: A Comparison

I had to go to the grocery store this week. As I left an hour later tired, cranky, and bemoaning my overextended budget, I couldn’t help but think: Why does a typical chain grocery store give me the feeling that I’ve been hit by a steamroller, while even a decent farmers market leaves me feeling […]

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Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars! There are two major events coming up soon that I wanted you to be aware of. The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education will be holding their annual Sustainability Symposium on June 22nd at the Russell Acton Folk Center in Berea. The registration deadline is June 15th!┬áThis day-long conference will address the topic […]

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