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Ample Harvest: Connecting Gardeners with Food Pantries

A follow-up to a previous post on donating your garden's surplus to area food pantries: The director of a Connecticut community garden, Gary Oppenheimer, started AmpleHarvest.org as a means of connecting gardeners and their surplus produce with food pantries and their patrons in need of fresh fo...

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Tags: Community, Donation, Garden, Hunger, Soup kitchen
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Access to Inexpensive Fresh Vegetables for Would-Be Gardeners

One of the problems with cities is that green space is in short supply. Another is that the green space may not have ended up with those with green thumbs. The Washington Post explores a new trend: Sharing Backyards DC. Based on a model created by Canadians, the site has listings from some US ci...

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Tags: Backyard, Farm, Garden, Local food, Locavore, Market, Share
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Cook with Homegrown Herbs for Simple, Inexpensive, Satisfying Meals

Science may have created all sorts of artificial flavors that we may have learned to seek out in processed foods, but there's no substitute for real flavors. A handful of just-picked basil, rosemary, or sage will give any dish a burst of savory freshness that can't be found in the high-salt seaso...

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Tags: Diy, Flavor, Garden, Health, Herb, Taste
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