Terra Madre, or Mother Earth in Italian, is a day dedicated to the celebration of local foods. You can join in the celebration by enjoying our locally produced foods or an endangered food item. Like endangered animals, many unique traditional foods are facing the risk of disappearing. In order to slow this process down and highlight these unique food products, Slow Food has established the Ark of Taste. The Ark of Taste is a living catalog of distinct foods that are vanishing. Over 200 foods …Read More »
Wading through the endless rows of plants and flowers at Weber’s Greenhouses, there are several things that are hard to miss: Franz, his jovial dog and sidekick, Basil, and the feelings of energy and anticipation that pulse through a place brimming with so much new life. Franz Weding has operated Weber’s Greenhouses for roughly four years, though the business was first established in 1931. His mission is simple and sincere: to grow healthy plants from non-GMO seeds, in a safe and natural way, free of harmful pesticides …Read More »
We all know how easy it can be to drive down to the local garden center and pick up a few “six packs” of tomatoes and petunias to start a home garden. But for many gardeners, the benefits of starting their own seedlings far outweigh this convenience. If you do not already, below are five reasons to consider starting your own plants this year.
Nurseries tend to only stock a small number of tried-and-true varieties that people are familiar with. ‘Big Boy’ hybrids are often the …Read More »