All Blog Posts Tagged 'sustainability' (50)


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(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: FYI: Fresh, Local, and Deliciously Sustainable Produce

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I love a good farmer’s market. Sustainable produce, locally grown and sold is always better tasting; and as an added bonus it’s a lot more fun to shop for. There’s an…

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Added by Foodem on July 10, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Turn Your Thumbs Green With These Online Ag-Related Programs

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Growing parallel to the numbers of consumers and restaurants seeking out locally produced specialty food items are the number of educational programs for those who are seeking in-depth knowledge of sustainability in agriculture, gardening, and even culinary arts. The number…

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Added by Foodem on June 21, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments


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(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: Living Small

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Let’s face it: unless you are an A-List Hollywood celebrity, huge elaborate mansions on sprawling stretches of land are so out of style. And for good reason: the housing crisis that began…

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Added by Foodem on January 11, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments


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Guest Post: Delicious Decorations

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With Thanksgiving done and dusted (even if we’re still eating leftovers!), it’s time to look ahead to the winter holidays. This is a festive time of year, and many people decorate their homes inside…

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Added by Foodem on December 7, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Guest Post: Herb Gardening – Preserving Fresh Herbs

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In the peak growing months, a garden can produce mountains of herbs – far more than any cook could use at once. Even gardening in a small space, you may find yourself overwhelmed with herbs. On…

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Added by Foodem on November 14, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: Slow Food

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What is “Slow Food,” exactly? No, it has nothing to do with waiting for those appetizers you ordered 20 minutes ago to finally arrive at your table. Slow Food is an international…

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Added by Foodem on November 7, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Americans and Our Disastrous, Wasteful Habits

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While other countries are doing research and implementing promising solutions to combat the issue of food waste, the U.S. remains at a standstill. This issue is far from going away as it continues to worsen, stressing the environment, budgets and farming to say the least.

First, let’s define food waste. According to the…

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Added by Foodem on October 26, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: What’s the Buzz, Honey?

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Let’s talk about honey. Bees produce it. Winnie the Pooh loves (and misspells) it. It is sold in bear-shaped plastic bottles. But how does the stuff go from being inside a beehive to drizzling from a…

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Added by Foodem on October 24, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Ten Dollars to See – Organic, To Be or Not To Be

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This article won’t tell you anything about the health benefits of organic foods – you can find articles…

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Added by Foodem on October 19, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Foraging Fruit

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You probably walk or drive past free fruit every day without realizing it. It might be tucked away in a corner of the local park, or sitting ignored on a highway median. Edible fruit grows in the…

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Added by Foodem on October 12, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Guest Post: Barnyard Livestock

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Not everyone has room in their yard for a cow or a pig. This doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t raise your own livestock at home.

More and more people are investing in smaller…

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Added by Foodem on October 10, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: Family Farms

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The tranquil, idyllic image that likely comes to mind when you picture a farm (think Old McDonald) is becoming increasingly rare.  Family farms can be defined as farms in which a family owns all of…

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Added by Foodem on October 3, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Canning…Should I? Shouldn’t I?

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One of the challenges of eating seasonal, locally available produce is the issue of overabundance. Whether you’re growing fruits and vegetables at home, buying them at the local farmer’s market, or…

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Added by Foodem on September 28, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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(RECAP) Sustainable Saturdays: The Smart Way to Eat Organic

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We’ve all heard people say, “I only buy organic.” Why has this become so popular? Organic foods are completely free of the chemicals and pesticides that are used so liberally in industrial…

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Added by Foodem on September 19, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Guest Post: Herb Gardens – Selecting Plants

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While it is cheapest to grow herbs from seed, there are many reasons why the home herb grower might opt to buy live plants. Live plants are already established and are…

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Added by Foodem on September 14, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: Preserve The Harvest

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At my parent’s house in Denver we are lucky enough to have apple, cherry and peach trees, along with…

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Added by Foodem on August 31, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: Yes, You Can: Gardening In Small Spaces

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Sustainable agriculture is all about eating locally, supporting small businesses and family farms, and using in-season produce. Cultivating a garden in your own home is a way to…

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Added by Foodem on August 15, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Organic Gardening: The OMRI to the Rescue

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Organic, organic, organic; this word is thrown around so loosely these days, especially when it comes to gardening. It seems as if every company has some type of organic line or product that they’re…

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Added by Foodem on August 10, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Protect Your Garden Against the Heat Wave

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Here at Foodem, we’re all about home gardening. Producing fruits and vegetables in your own back yard is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself and your family. As with…

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Added by Foodem on July 27, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: Food Waste Is Our Friend

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We have had a compost pile in our backyard for almost as long I can remember. Since I was little I was taught that any fruit or vegetable scraps, along with coffee and tea bags were to be…

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Added by Foodem on July 20, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

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