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Shira Friedman
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  • Easton, CT
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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
100% Homegrown
A bit about me:
Horticulture school grad, at home with the kids. Cultivating 3 acres in suburbia.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Arugula pesto with lentil and parsnip ravioli
Currently reading:
And I shall have some peace there by Margaret Roach
Currently listening to:
Fitz and the Tantrums
My latest DIY project:
French macarons
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
through farm aid website
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say it isn't so!

Disheartening news for nature lovers everywhere, the National Wildlife Federation has announced a new partnership with Scotts-Miracle Gro.  Huh? Did we fast forward through the winter and today is April Fool's Day?

So the organization that has created initiatives like "Be Out There" which encourages families to spend more time outside, has taken money from one of the largest pesticide and…


Posted on January 25, 2012 at 3:53pm — 2 Comments

Organic or not, which do you choose?


Do you buy organic produce?  If you don't because of the cost, do you worry about what the effects might be?  What if organic produce isn't all it's cracked up to be? Would you still buy it? The question of what constitutes healthy, safe food is something I've been thinking about for over 20 years.


Back in 1989 I was a freshman in college. Young and impressionable, a new friend suggested I read "…


Posted on August 21, 2011 at 9:13pm — 3 Comments

Just when I thought it was over, there are more cucumbers...


My how things can change in just a short amount of time, from this....




to this....



I think anyone who has a vegetable garden suffers from the…


Posted on August 17, 2011 at 10:04am — 3 Comments

Tomato crises on the rise?


Seems that way for me at least... hardly a day goes by that I'm not getting an email, phone call, or facebook message about tomatoes.  They're not ripening, the blooms are fading, my leaves have spots, etc.


So in an effort to address everyone's questions at once.. (not that I don't love hearing from you all)


No, I do not have any ripe tomatoes yet, but that's here in zone 6a Connecticut.  On average here in the northeast things are running behind by a…


Posted on July 27, 2011 at 2:05pm — 1 Comment

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