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December 2009 Blog Posts (7)

Recipe for Sausage Lentil Kale Stew, invented by me, yesterday


2 tbsp olive oil

1.5 cups carrots, chopped

2 celery stalks, chopped

3 scallions, chopped

1 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp herbes de province (or thyme)

1/2 tsp cumin

1.25 qt organic chicken broth

24 oz no salt added ground tomatoes (I used a box of Pomi)

1 cup dried lentils (any color)

4 cups roughly chopped kale leaves and stems

2 sweet… Continue

Added by Laura Slapikoff on December 21, 2009 at 1:32pm — No Comments


Wonderful video series from PlanetGreen. From A is for Apple to N is for Nuts.

Added by Bruce Weaver on December 16, 2009 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Greenhouse Status

We will be pulling the greenhouse poles out of the ground tomorrow and then moving them to the new site to put back in. Hard work but worth it!

We can still use volunteers to assist with moving the greenhouse (Zebulon in Wake County) and re-assembly (Zebulon/Pilot in Franklin County).

Moving will continue this Wednesday and Saturday, and then re-assembly will begin! We will be working pretty much every day from this Saturday through early January to get the greenhouse… Continue

Added by thewhatleys on December 15, 2009 at 11:38pm — No Comments

Kale Pesto Recipe

I may be way behind the curve on this, but I had the epiphany recently that I can make pesto out of any green. Yes, I've made oodles of basil and cilantro pesto, but arugula, kale, spinach, leeks...oh my, I'm so excited!

So, here's my kale pesto recipe

You'll need:

One bunch fresh kale (local and organic if you can)

1/2 C. nuts - (note: I'm not a big fan of pine nuts, so I use a mix of roasted salted almonds and cashews. You should feel free to use…


Added by Cornelia on December 11, 2009 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Greenhouse 2 and request for your help

Greenhouse 2 is well on its way to relocation here at Grow And Share in Zebulon, NC USA.

This past weekend, volunteers Riley E., Mitch A., Craig A., AJ B., and Frank and Kay Whatley took down all of the electrical systems. Heater, fans, and other components have been taken down and readied for the move.

This upcoming Saturday, December 12th, a group of volunteers and the local Crop Mob will be taking down the greenhouse structure and plastic and loading it into trucks. We… Continue

Added by thewhatleys on December 8, 2009 at 2:35pm — 2 Comments

WSJ - "Green Acres Is The Place To Be". The Recession Is Inspiring More Young Families and Singles to Head Back to the Country


Check out the comments on the article, too. Plenty of rural folks and back-to-the-landers chiming in with their experience as well.

In June, 40-year-old Shane Dawley and his 36-year-old wife, Rhonda, uprooted themselves and their four boys from their suburban Atlanta rental home… Continue

Added by Cornelia on December 7, 2009 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Oh Manzies, Hannukah Is Coming, Now I Have To Wrap Eight Presents, Part 1: Taking Newspaper To Classy Places

Answering these questions:

What can I use to dye paper?

What can I use to make all-natural dyes?

How do I dye paper?

How can I make homemade wrapping paper?

How can I wrap gifts with newspaper and not endure as much mockery?

How can I make compostable wrapping paper?

Where can I find a good stamp store in New York?

What did Steven give Heather for her 24th birthday?

Besides the fact that I am literally the world's worst gift wrapper and… Continue

Added by Heather Flansworth on December 2, 2009 at 4:27pm — 3 Comments

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