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Our first corn! As I inspected our small crop of corn in the growing dome today, I found one lone ear infested with aphids. The crop is almost ready to harvest so I thought I would take a peak and make sure the little buggers hadn’t damaged the corn. As I slowly peeled back the…

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The Veg-heads Game: The blueberry, mushroom, cucumber, carrot and tomato When talking to kids about fruits and veggies, you have to speak their language. Dressing up and  playing with silly props are always a good way to communicate a message but the activity is only as valuable as the impression it leaves on the child…

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If you have followed this blog, you will know I am a BIG fan of the Rodale Institute. They are the foremost authorities on organic agriculture. The Rodale Institute has been doing side-by-side trials of organic to conventional crops for over 30 years; longer than anyone! They know their stuff! I even accredit my foodlust…

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Beet Ravilois (sample photo, not from the actual recipe) One thing I didn’t want this blog to become was another recipe site. But one’s love for food is what drives them in their fight to protect it. Recipes are a reminder that food is something to be celebrated and enjoyed. I know I like something…

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Lavender Ridge – Reno, NV (photo courtesy of Lavender Ridge) Lavender is a pretty likeable plant. It’s pretty to look at, smell and do stuff with. It is by far one of the most popular scents out there in everything from dish soap, candles, air fresheners, lotions and more. In my second contribution to Edible…

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Spring Bounty Nothing gets me more fired up then a farm tour. Yesterday I traveled to North San Juan outside of Nevada City, CA to pick-up veggies from Mountain Bounty Farm for our annual Slow Food Lake Tahoe fundraiser. Mountain Bounty Farm is Tahoe’s largest CSA program (Community Supported Agriculture) with close to 400 veggie…

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I had the fortune of attending a gardening workshop this past weekend in Pagosa Springs, CO where the Growing Domes are manufactured. It was wonderful to meet the designers of this amazing 4-season growing structure and fellow dome owners. When Udgar and Puja Parsons brought their business, Growing Spaces, to Pagosa Springs 17 years ago,…

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For the past four months I’ve been taking a leadership class to gain related skills, learn more about my community and network with other, local professionals. It is hosted by the North Tahoe Business Association. For five weeks, we heard from different keynote speakers from all parts of the region and reviewed the critical elements…

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In the 80’s, there were these hideous sunglasses called Blu Blockers made famous by an infomericial featuring a catchy, rap jingle. When I heard of soil blockers, that was the first thing that came to mind. Haha! Soil blockers and Blu Blockers, however, do have one thing in common…the sun! Soil blockers are an alternative…

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One of Five “Eat Your Color” fridge magnets Our first Gardens to Hospitals event is about to kick-off next week in Jackson, CA. Gardens to Hospitals (G2H) is a project of Lisa’s Organics – an organic, frozen vegetable producer based in Lake Tahoe, CA. In short, G2H partners school gardens with hospitals to raise awareness…

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