Entries by Dayna Reggero

how to dry fresh garden herbs

I love oregano. It is easy to grow in a garden, raised bed, indoor pot, or container. I dried this organic oregano by pruning a small bunch stems with a ceramic blade, hanging them in a dry location for three weeks, trimming the leaves off the stems, and storing in a glass jar in a […]

why i marched

That’s me at the beginning saying we can grow our own food. Lots of great tips from others, like shopping at tailgate markets and talking with local farmers. I spoke at the March Against Monsanto 2013 event in Asheville, NC about growing our own food and creating pollinator-friendly habitats. AP reports: Two million people marched […]

wild horses

I was admiring the stunning blonde horse at a local farm when the brunette walked right up to me. She was wild. Walking the farm roads. They took a moment to meet and she went on her way. Amazing.

bee economy

What is going on with the bees?! The European Union thinks they have the answer and just banned neonicotinoid pesticides. I hit the road with ABC’s Ashlea Surles and videographer as they captured the story of colony collapse disorder, interviewing Bee City USA, Wild Mountain Bees and J-Bee Farm. Watch here: What can we do […]

spring gardening

This year, we planted so many seeds! Chard, spinach, arugula, beans, corn and more. Spring is here. Fruit trees are blooming and tomato starters are thriving. Digging in the dirt, mixing compost and planting new beds. We are creating tiered beds on the mountain, and transferred a bunch of strawberries to the new beds – […]

accelerating appalachia

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hickory nut gap farm

Today, I toured Hickory Nut Gap Farm and spent time with cows, pigs and chickens. Plus, blackberry and blueberry bushes and a new apple orchard. Spring is here and farms are starting to get busy. I am trying to find humane and sustainable options for people who eat animals. This place has a great energy.