US Ark of Taste : Slow Food USA

Reflecting on your successes of this season? Now is the time to think about what you would like to grow next year. Why not take part in preserving some of our most precious heirlooms? Try Cherokee Trail of Tears, Hidatsa Red Bean or Chrismas Lima for reliable dry bean selections. You can get started today by ordering some Inchelium Red Garlic for your October garlic plantings. Which crops from The Ark of Taste have you planted?
The US Ark of Taste is a catalog of over 200 delicious foods in danger of extinction. By promoting and eating Ark products we help ensure they remain in production and on our plates. Check out the list:  US Ark of Taste : Slow Food USA.

5 MORE Things To Know About The Fight Against GMOs -Michelle Jacobson

PictureUntil recently, GMOs was an unfamiliar acronym to most Americans. Genetically modified and genetically engineered were scientific terms that seemed to belong in a laboratory, not a supermarket, kitchen, or pastoral farming locale. Our farms, we thought, were a place where Mother Nature held absolute dominion.

Well, enter the 21st century, folks. Many farms may as well be laboratories these days, with each hole dug in the ground akin to a test tube, as the seeds that are pla
For the American people (yes, specifically, the American people) to be kept unaware of what their food is comprised of – in these days of local, organic and sustainable sensibilities – is a serious travesty. Beyond that, it’s just plain dishonest.nted are not always natural, as forged by nature; often they’ve been tampered with to conform to mans’ will.

My first article, 5 Things You Need To Know About GMOs Right Now (1), was a primer for anyone seeking to know the basic facts about GMOs. Things were moving at a slow rumble until 2012, and I was trying to inform people so they’d be in the know when the hoopla started to get louder. And get louder it did.

This article picks up where that one left off, covering the vast amount of activity which has transpired across the country in the past few months, both in town halls and town squares. I can assure you that when you read this information you’ll be concerned and outraged enough to want to take control over the food you eat, once again. How can you turn away now?


1 – How do you know the difference between a food that’s genetically modified and a food that isn’t? read more

via Michele Jacobson – GMO Blog.

Happy Spring! Families Can Learn How to Grown Your Own Together

Rutgers Family Garden Club

These classes are a great opportunity for families to spend quality time together learning to start and nurture a vegetable garden at home. Activities are designed so that adults and children can explore and learn together. Children must be accompanied by an adult; limit two children per adult; adults attend for free.

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Family Garden Club
Ages: 6-12 years (must be accompanied by an adult 21 or older)
Dates: March 31, April 21, May 19, and June 9, 2012
Time: 9:00-11:00 am
$80.00 for 4 classes or $25.00 each
Holly House

Vegetable gardening is a fun and rewarding hobby that can start in childhood and last a lifetime. These sessions are a great opportunity for families to spend quality time together. Through the use of our vegetable garden and greenhouses you will learn all about growing and harvesting cool and warm season vegetables. Vegetables taste better when you grow them yourself. Come dressed to garden!
Children must be accompanied by an adult; limit two children per adult, 21 or older. Adults free.

March 31, 2012Planning Your Garden- starting seeds; cool weather crops
April 21, 2012Planting Seedlings- Soil and composting; harvesting
May 19, 2012Tending Your Garden- mulching; plant supports; harvesting
June 9, 2012Harvesting the Garden – harvesting; food preparation

Registration Form

For more information contact Debbie Henry