Déjà Vu All Over Again – AmpleHarvest.org

AmpleHarvest.org – Déjà Vu All Over Again In 2008, I had an overly prolific garden. As it turns out, 80% of us do and collectively, we harvest 5 billion pounds (worth $9 billion) more than we can use, but that’s a story for another day. Back to […]

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Feds Feed Families. Again

Feds Feed Families. Again. Most of us encounter food drives at our house of worship, school, place of employment or even at a community event. We go to a store to buy something or reach into the kitchen cupboard to get something already bought – and then […]

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Make Every Day, Earth Day – AmpleHarvest.org

Make every day, Earth Day with AmpleHarvest.org! You might be deeply concerned about the environment – especially the waste stream and global warming. Or you might be very concerned about the waste of food or in America. Wouldn’t it be great if working to solve one also […]

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Easter Basket Blessings

Easter Basket Blessings Holidays and celebrations usually revolve around some type of food or meal shared with friends, family and loved ones. I have many fond memories of sharing special meals and holiday traditions with my family. One particular tradition that I enjoyed being a part of […]

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Passover: All Who Are Hungry, Come and Eat!

Passover: All Who are Hungry, Come and Eat! Hi, this is Etta Einschlag, AmpleHarvest.org’s new Administrative Manager.  I wanted to share my thoughts with you as I get ready to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover which is this Friday.  Passover commemorates our freedom from slavery in […]

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Amaryllis to the Rescue – Master Gardener Field Trip

Amaryllis to the Rescue – Master Gardener Field Trip By Emily Fulmer, Grower Outreach Coordinator at AmpleHarvest.org This is the third post in a series that documents my journey through the Memphis Area Master Gardener training program.  You can read my earlier posts here and here. And […]

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Giving up Food Waste for Lent

Giving up Food Waste for Lent by Leanne Mazurik, Food Pantry Outreach Coordinator at AmpleHarvest.org We’re two weeks into the season of Lent – A time of introspection, prayer and fasting for Christians. During this time, many people choose to “give-up” something for Lent like sweets, a favorite […]

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Black History Month 2015

Black History Month Becomes Personal by Gary Oppenheimer I’m a child of the 60’s. The Vietnam War, women’s rights, civil rights, hippies, rock and roll – the list goes on and on. In my family, my mother actively worked with the Yonkers Fair Housing committee to help […]

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Volunteers In Action

Volunteers in Action           With more than 7,150 pantries registered on AmpleHarvest.org, we know there are a lot of dedicated men and women who donate their time to assist in the daily operations of food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and other non-profit […]

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Humus and Pimento Cheese – TN Master Gardener Training

What do we want? PORE SPACE?  How do we get it? HUMUS! This, I’m sure, is the official cheer for Master Gardeners. We had a hootin’ and hollerin’ good time during the third Tennessee Master Gardener training class–which was all about soil and plant nutrition. Last week […]

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