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June 2012 Blog Posts (14)

Demonstration Farm Offers Diverse Education

Cielo Sand Hodson at Broadened Horizons Organic Farm
Feeding the rooster a wild strawberry and meeting a…

Added by Flour Sack Mama on June 30, 2012 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Why Eat Local Food?

Why Eat Local Food?

Organically Grown, Hydroponic…

Added by Flour Sack Mama on June 30, 2012 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Homemade Soy Milk

A couple nights ago we soaked some soy beans in the fridge to make soy milk. In order to make soy milk, you have to soak the beans*, strain the beans, remove the hulls, add water, blend the beans, filter the mix and heat the liquid with a bit of salt and honey. Removing the hulls was quite the task but worth every second once we tried it as a Green Tea with Ginger Soy Latté! So tasty and…


Added by Gabriela on June 29, 2012 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Are you having trouble transplanting seedlings?

Originally posted at Back to the Basics!

Recently, I received a question at Mary's Heirloom Seeds and I think it would be great to share.

I am always happy to answer gardening or seed questions (even if you bought seeds elsewhere).  If I don't know the answer I'll look it…


Added by Marianne Smith on June 22, 2012 at 4:52pm — 3 Comments

Natural Beauty in Faraway Lands

One of the things I like to do when traveling is to take advantage of the herbs, flowers, and fruits I find growing there. I took a lot of rose-petal baths and gave myself many a blackberry facial while traveling in Wales, for example. I even stole a few sprigs of Bronze Age chamomile from a hill fort exhibition in Cardigan to make sun-infused oil at my B & B.…


Added by Beth McCormack on June 19, 2012 at 2:51pm — 1 Comment

Berry Recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

June is berry recipe time! Add your berry recipe to the member blogs for a chance to win a copy of Ian Knauer's "The Farm: Rustic Recipes For A Year Of Incredible Food".

I love this recipe from my mom so much, that it replaced wedding cake at my…


Added by Cornelia on June 15, 2012 at 9:57am — 1 Comment

Tips for Gardening in Small Spaces

Posted at Back to the Basics!

You don't need a farm or even a yard of any size to have a garden.

Do you have a balcony or patio that gets several hours of sunlight each day?  Do you have a windowsill that gets several hours of sunlight each day?  Container gardening can be very simple to start herbs or flowers and even a few vegetable varieties.…


Added by Marianne Smith on June 15, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

We Are Not Alone. Do You See Yourself Here?

Wonder why we need a sustainability hub here? I’m sure we’re just an example of what happens all over the country, but meet some of our people.  Because this was my idea, I didn’t have time to ask for permissions, so I have fictionalized the names, only.

                Know anyone with food allergies?  Debbie has a goat dairy in town about 20 miles away, and she has an awesome recipe for a special ice cream that many people with food allergies CAN eat. But she doesn’t have the money…


Added by Patricia Stewart on June 9, 2012 at 9:39am — No Comments

Making Brandy at Home

Have you ever tried homemade liqueur or liquor?

Lemoncello is easy enough to make and I might post a recipe tomorrow.  Today we're making Brandy!

I found this 8 simple steps to making Brandy at wikihow.com and it's "oh so simple."  The only problem I have with the recipe is there is no specific amount of yeast.  I have NO idea how much yeast to use (but I found…


Added by Marianne Smith on June 6, 2012 at 10:57am — 2 Comments

Help Make Local Foods More Available in Central New England - Please!

Our Big Chance!  Help us buy this foreclosed riding stable so that we can create a shared use facility called North Country Sustainability Center, Inc.  Please visit the following website and contribute to our NCSC Jigsaw Campaign. We are a 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 2010.  We have been leasing a facility to start our programming, but the real needs are for a community commercial, micro-creamery, and gardens for education and community. Our users are a diverse lot, but we looked at…


Added by Patricia Stewart on June 5, 2012 at 10:16pm — No Comments

Local Farm being bullied by Town

This farm is one town over from where I live and in Rhode Island ya know thats pretty close.  I hooked up with Pine View Farm last year and begin using the lard from their pigs in my soap making business so what the town is doing to them also effects me.  Here is the story......

Press Release For Immediate Release For more information contact Al Bettencourt 556-7605
Scituate: Is Scituate Turning Against…

Added by Lizz on June 2, 2012 at 9:23am — 3 Comments

Create a Salsa Garden

Who doesn't like Salsa?  There are so many variations of Salsa, mild to hot, mango to jalapeno and even green tomato salsa.  Creating a Salsa Garden is easy!

My first suggestion, Peat Pellets!  I don't care where you get them from but they make seed-starting "oh so easy."  Before you just go crazy and start planting all of the seeds it's important to…


Added by Marianne Smith on June 1, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

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