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Bringing in 2014 with an extended harvest season: champagne grows on vines, right?

Much to my parents’ dismay (or delight, depending upon when you ask them), I have been living out of the country for around two out of the past two and a half years.  It’s been a fantastic experience: I’ve country-hopped around most of Europe, made amazing new […]

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Our Year, With Your Help

Our Year, With Your Help: a 2013 review and thank you from our Founder and Executive Director, Gary Oppenheimer By any measure, AmpleHarvest.org, the scrappy four year old non-profit that found a way to fix America’s flawed food system, has had a remarkable year. More than 6,500 […]

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Season’s Greetings

It often astounds me how much humans are able to control the world in which we live.  We created boats to travel through water, planes to travel through air, and cars to travel around land.  We have vaccinations to prevent germs from making us sick, plus medical […]

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Giving Tuesday with AmpleHarvest.org

Giving Tuesday After the biggest shopping weekend of the year, millions of Americans are calling today Giving Tuesday—a day for families and communities to come together and give back and help those in need. Lot’s of charities are asking for your support today. Here’s why we think […]

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This Year, Skip the Flowers!

I have one of those Swiss Army knives that has all sorts of capabilities.  It can open a can of soda, turn a screw and can remove the cork from a bottle of wine.  It can even cut something.  It feels so handy – whatever I need […]

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Food recovery stories even Debbie Downer can appreciate!

  In a world where we are oftentimes inundated with negative information, it can be hard to find any stories with a positive ending. I love a good ending to a story but I, for one, am notorious for being a Debbie Downer at family events or […]

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apples to Apples or how technology is awesome

My father hates apples.  He isn’t shy to share this information with anyone at all, particularly myself after I switched to the dark side (his words, not mine).  You might find it a bit strange that a man who has devoted his years to stopping hunger with […]

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We Have a Winner! Are You Next?

For the last several months, AmpleHarvest.org has been running a monthly photo contest on our facebook page (see the bottom of this blog post for info about this month’s contest!)  We thought it would be a fun way to reward those hard working gardeners across the US […]

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Sharing Your Harvest

Sharing Your Harvest by Special Guest Blogger and AmpleHarvest.org Board Director Joe Lamp’l As the traditional summer gardening season winds down, it’s a good time to reflect on the successes of the past few months and opportunities for improvement (since there are no failures in gardening). In […]

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Recipe for Success

On October 16th, World Food Day, AmpleHarvest.org staff had the privilege of attending an incredible event in New York City sponsored by Beaulieu Vineyards. It was their first annual Give & Give Back Chef Challenge and our very own Executive Director, Gary Oppenheimer, was one of the […]

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