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Pollinators, Art With Strawberry Plants, Vegan Cinco De Mayo

If you build it, they will come. Or, at least that's what the Bloomington Community Orchard hopes! And, we're cooking an all-vegan Cinco de Mayo.

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Photo: Annie Corrigan/WFIU

Leah Gauthier grows Marshall strawberries and mails plants to gardeners interested in growing this endangered fruit.

We’re trying to create an ecosystem that is complete, that has everything that birds and bees and people would want. Having a food source and water and shelter is like, that’s what makes me want to go places!

That’s Amy Countryman, a member of the board of director for the Bloomington Community Orchard. She’s one of several volunteers getting her hands dirty building beehives and birdhouses. We find out why birds and bees are so important to the health of an orchard.

Harvest Public Media addresses a hot button issue these days — the labeling of foods containing GMOs.

I visit artist and Marshall strawberry enthusiast Leah Gauthier in her studio, where she marries her artistic and foodie lives.

And in the kitchen, Chef Daniel Orr looks ahead of Cinco de Mayo with three vegan recipes.

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GMO Labeling Laws On Deck In The Midwest

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Laws and ballot initiatives for mandatory labeling have been proposed in more than 20 states.

Earth Eats Celebrates An All-Vegan Cinco de Mayo

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Today on Earth Eats: an all-vegan Cinco de Mayo menu including a quesadilla and two toppings...salsa verde and a fresh take on guacamole.

Marshall Strawberry Explores Its Artistic Side

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Leah Gauthier is trying to revive the endangered Marshall strawberry in her garden. She has been artistically inspired by the plants as well.

The Birds And The Bees Of Pollinating An Orchard

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Volunteers for the Bloomington Community Orchard are working hard to attract pollinators by building honeybee hives, mason bee homes and bird houses.

Annie Corrigan

Annie Corrigan is a producer and announcer for WFIU. In addition to serving as the local voice for NPR's Morning Edition, she produces WFIU's weekly sustainable food program Earth Eats. She earned degrees in oboe performance from Indiana University and Bowling Green State University.

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