One Step at a Time – September
Try some fall super foods: greens, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, pumpkins, sweet potatoes.
Saying Grace – September
"Bless us O Lord, for the gifts we are about to receive from your bounty." -- Traditional Autumn Grace
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Go Bananas for Ice Cream
I’m not sure how I missed the marvel of making ice cream from bananas but it's now a technique I use all summer long. It's no-guilt eating because you don't have added calories from cream [...]
Fall for Sweet Potato & Black Bean Salad
Sweet potatoes and black beans make a fabulous combo. Both are super foods so when you make and enjoy this Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad, you’ll be eating double of Nature’s goodness. It’s a [...]
Glorious, Green Asparagus for Spring
Fresh asparagus stalks are a welcome sight in spring. They are now making appearances at local farmers markets. Even though asparagus lends an elegant touch to any meal, it’s easy to prepare. Spring shoots are [...]
Souper Bowl of Caring
The Souper Bowl of Caring ties a popular sporting event – the Super Bowl – to a good cause every year. (The 2016 Super Bowl is Feb. 7.) Many congregations encourage members to help feed [...]
Bee Schools Are Abuzz
Beekeeping schools are abuzz from January through March in much of the country. If you’ve thought about this worthwhile hobby, Master Beekeepers and bee associations hold classes to help beginners get started, or at least [...]
N.C. Church Helps Public School Build Garden
A garden is a gift. It’s a place that teaches many lessons. A child walks into a garden and he or she walks into a world of wonder. Nature brings math, science and literature to [...]
Share the Love of Gardening
Share the love of gardening this Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart. Here are a few ideas. Buy a beautiful container, a bag of potting soil and seeds of cool-season veggies (lettuce, radishes, spinach) that you [...]
Time to Plan Your Garden
Thinking of planting a garden? The winter months are the perfect time to plan. Do you have space with plenty of sunlight, at least six hours of direct sun each day? Or do you need [...]
Grow Your Own Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower
Now through April 15 is the best time of year to set transplants of broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower in your vegetable garden. Cole crops grow well when the temperatures are still cool. Ample fertilizer and [...]