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September 22, 2014

 

corn seeds

Heirlooms Passed Down By Seed Savers Exchange

Today’s gardeners likely wouldn’t have access to many of their favorite heirloom plants if it weren’t for the work of the Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa.

September 11, 2014

 

garden tools

Lentil Soup/Curry, Garden Tools On Loan, Meat Inspection

The Hub's tool share cuts down on new gardeners' start-up costs. Watchdog groups are concerned about the U.S. meat inspection system. Lentils with Daniel Orr.

August 25, 2014

 

garden planted in shopping carts

Five Art Projects That Will Change How You Eat, Plant, Shop

Meet five artists who will make you think about food, culture and self-sustaining practices through visual presentation and public participation.

June 7, 2014

 

high tunnel with crops

Touring The White Violet Center, Miscanthus, Berry Grunt

We spend much of today's show walking around the garden at the White Violet Center. Berries for dessert. And, does the Midwest have a new energy crop?

May 17, 2014

 

asparagus growing out of the ground

Beginning Farmer, Asparagus, Time For Tea

Beginning farmer Adam Phelps talks about his daily struggles. The beginning of the local food movement with Harvest. And, asparagus for the beginning of spring.

March 23, 2014

Edible Landscapes 

66 Square Feet

Top 5 Nature-Loving Food Bloggers

We’re recognizing three farmers and two foragers who, by simplifying living and appreciating time spent outdoors, have learned what the landscape can offer.

March 10, 2014

Greening Your Bookshelf 

book covers

5 Must-Read Food Books For Spring

We’ve gathered a list of new additions to your bookshelf that will inspire you to eat local, forage wild edibles and get your green thumb on.

February 26, 2014

Historic Drought 

drought

Drought In California Bumps Supermarket Prices

Some parts of California haven't seen rain since July 1. This week, farmers were told they will not receive water from government reservoirs.

February 23, 2014

Green Thumb 

snap peas sprouting in the garden

Gearing Up For Gardening Season

Shake off those polar vortex blues and get your hands dirty! Stephanie Solomon says it's never too early to start your garden preparations.

February 1, 2014

Road Cook 

dinner party outside at night

Pop-Up Cafe, New Crops New Markets, Planting And Preserving

Josh Ploeg travels around the country throwing dinner parties. Daniel Orr plants potatoes and preserves grape leaves. And, farmers take a chance on new crops.

October 21, 2013

Giving Trees 

plastic tree guards around young tree trunks

Give Your Garden The Gift Of Fruit Trees

It's late fall in the orchard. Not only are volunteers preparing the plants for winter, but new fruit trees are also ready to go in the ground.

August 17, 2013

Summertime 

canning-tomatoes

Canning And Roasting Salsa, Saving Seeds To Save Food Supply

Our three experts are back to talk about preserving foods, specifically salsa. Chef Daniel Orr makes roasted tomatillo salsa. We visit the Fort Knox of seeds.

August 10, 2013

Grow Me, Cook Me 

bag of cherry tomatoes

Cook Your Garden, Nut Brittle, Reviving Soil

Two types of candy today: Nut brittle satisfies your sweet tooth and cherry tomatoes are the candy of the garden. More ideas for using your garden's bounty.

June 17, 2013

Multitasking 

cutting greens in the field

Gardening Stories, Farm Bill Updates, Farming Chefs

When Chef Daniel Marquis isn't cooking at Quay in Chicago, he's growing food on his family farm. Seasoned gardeners share their stories. We forage for cattails!

June 17, 2013

 

planting peas

If These Plants Could Talk

Kids planted herbs and rolled seed bombs with the help of several seniors at Generations Gardening Together. We collected folks' gardening and food stories.

May 25, 2013

Shopping And Cooking 

quinoa-bag

Quinoa Is All The Rage, Food Justice With Marcia Veldman

Marcia Veldman talks about her obsession with gardening and how she strives for food justice through her work at the farmers market. And, quinoa is on the menu!

April 4, 2013

Weekly Dose 

sheet mulching

Minimal Work, Maximum Yield: Benefits Of Polycultural Garden

We're working in the garden with the guys from Bread & Roses. After the initial elbow grease of laying sheet mulch, the garden then maintains itself.

January 16, 2013

The Art Of Food 

threaded stem

Marshall Strawberry Explores Its Artistic Side

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

September 15, 2012

Poultry Party 

holding backyard chicken

Local Chicks Are Tasty Chicks: Backyard Birds, Chicken Stock

Let's talk chickens! Three backyard chicken farmers answer your questions, and Chef Daniel Orr uses chicken bones and veggie scraps to make a stock.

September 10, 2012

Green Thumb 

janisse, ray seed underground

Next Level Gardening: Seed Saving

Janisse Ray says every morsel of food we eat starts with a seed. Her new book "The Seed Underground" celebrates the labor of love of seed saving.

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