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 […]
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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 […]
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.
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 […]
Today is Earth Day and it is a beautiful day to spend in nature. Everything is green, birds are singing and Toadshade Trillium, Dwarf Iris, Bird-Foot Violet and many other trees and wildflowers are in bloom at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park. Watch interview with WLOS ABC 13.
Wind in the mountains means fallen trees in the forest. So, we are recycling a few beautiful maple trees into a deluxe garden path. We’ve been cutting the trees into 3-4 inch cookies and planting flowers and bushes. It’s a work in progress. Loving this idea from a photo I saw on Pinterest.
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 – […]
Are you an entrepreneur or business who is doing great stuff in food, farming, forest products, natural building, fibers/textiles, nutraceuticals, personal care products, healing and wellness, craft brewing, and clean energy…..basically, a business that benefits land and people, sustainably and with potential to scale? Please check out Accelerating Appalachia(TM) – a first of its kind […]
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.
Chef Jessica Richardson is one of many chefs around the world taking food to the next level with fresh flavors. She has cooked with top chefs at the Kentucky Derby, PGA Masters, Muriel’s Jackson Square, and currently as Sous Chef at Dickie Brennan’s Tableau, voted a New Orleans’ Best New Restaurant 2013. At Tableau, they […]