Lyn Harwell on Community Cafes and Kitchens

Lyn Harwell on Community Cafes and Kitchens Today’s specials include healthy foods, great meals, dignity, education and community. A childhood spent on a farm in northeast Ohio shaped Lyn Harwell’s views on community and how neighbors can help and support one another through sharing food and resources. “A seemingly forgotten way of living in America,”…

Catherine Crowley is “The Herb Lady”

Catherine Crowley is “The Herb Lady” Tips and suggestions on growing culinary herbs in your garden.   Catherine, The Herb Lady, Crowley is a self-taught, hands in the dirt, Urban Farmer who experiments and researches constantly for new and interesting edibles and old favorites.  She was given the nickname “The Herb Lady” when vendors and…

Our Elemental Connection to Seeds

Our Elemental Connection to Seeds By Carla Woody Twenty years ago I was first introduced to indigenous traditions through the Native teachings of Peru, and then over the years to Maya, Hopi and a number of others in the US and elsewhere. One of the primary attractions for me is the innate understanding these lifeways…

Seeds and Soak in Idaho

Seeds and Soak in Idaho By Belle Starr It is astounding to think that at the turn of the last century everyone saved their own seeds. Seed saving was part of the fabric of our country. In fact, it was the Patent and Trade Office (ironically) that gave away over 1.2 billion packets of seeds…

The Seed School Edition

The Seed School Edition By Greg Peterson What do we have without seeds?  Is a question to ponder, but for not very long as the answer is we have nothing.  Seeds are the basis for vegetative life and really all of our food… as in, if we are not eating plants, we are eating animals…

Seeds with a Sense of Place

Seeds with a Sense of Place By Belle Starr Prominent in Europe for centuries, the local food movement is at last blossoming in the United States… and just in the nick of time. With so many current health and social issues linked to the industrial foods we eat — diabetes, attention-deficit disorder, autism, celiac disease…