JOIN THE CLUB! With Farm Aid 2013 just days away, we're chatting with HOMEGROWN member and From Scratch Club founder Christina Davis. Chris is also HOMEGROWN's barn-raising partner in putting together the awesome lineup for this year's HOMEGROWN Skills Tent on the concert grounds. Not familiar with From Scratch Club? Well, if you live in New York State's Capital Region, you might want to sidle over toward these folks—a small group making a sustained connection to their kitchens, gardens, and communities by being advocates for local food, farming, and home cooking—and make friends. You can start by getting to know Chris, below! (That's her in the teal pants, center, along with Marisa McClellan, author of Food in Jars, and Alana Chernila, author of The Homemade Pantry, plus 50-odd FSC participants at an August 2012 food swap; photo copyright Tim Raab 2012.)
What is Meet Your Neighbors? We can spend a fair amount of time tending our online gardens, but it’s easy to forget there’s a real person behind every quiche recipe, chicken inquiry, and hoophouse design here on HOMEGROWN. Well, nuts to that! MYN gives us a chance to meet over the back fence and shake hands.