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13 Questions to Ask Your Farmer

When I first started Sustainable Kentucky nearly two years ago (!), my inbox immediately started filling up with questions from readers around the state. The most frequently asked questions were usually about farmers markets. I started interviewing market managers, sitting in on workshops and lectures, and generally making it my personal mission to learn as much […]

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Kentucky Forager: Smooth Sumac

Our latest post from the Kentucky Forager! Smooth sumac (Rhus glabra) is one of the most common roadside trees in Kentucky. Considered a nuisance by most, this incredibly prolific plant is easy to spot and can be found nearly everywhere. Sumac tends to get a bad rap for a number of reasons, but you might […]

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How To Brew Organic Beer At Home

Brilliant farmer and SK contributor Alison Wiediger of Au Naturel Farm  tackles the topic of brewing beer at home today on the blog. While this is a great winter activity, you might  find time to tackle this project during a rainy spell this spring. She also reveals her source for organic ingredients so you can feel […]

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Five Ways to Dry Herbs

Herbs dried from your own garden are a far cry from commercially dried herbs. For one thing, they are fresher—you have no way of knowing how long the herbs have set on the shelf before buying them. Secondly, they taste better because you grew them. This could be a mental effect rather than anything related […]

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Starting Seeds in Float Beds

I have a confession to make: despite being an avid gardener, I am terrible at starting seeds. I have decent luck with seeds that go directly in the ground. However, anything that must be nurtured indoors for weeks before last frost is almost guaranteed to die. I have some theories about why this doesn’t work, […]

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