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Two day work week and not a care in the world: an introduction to first world problems.

Something special happened this week. Something rare and exciting, almost like a white Christmas in September. Like finding $100 in the pocket of the coat you were about to give away. Like finding a unicorn. I’m going to stop with the unicorns. This is the last time. […]

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Unfit to Serve: America’s Health as a Matter of National Security

Unfit To Serve This past Labor Day weekend, my family and I made a long overdue visit to West Point – the Army’s military academy overlooking the Hudson River about 50 miles north of New York City. Part college, part army base, the campus is stunningly beautiful. […]

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Healthy Eating Adventures: NOT So Exotic Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Healthy Eating Adventures: NOT So Exotic Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. My sister came to visit me in DC after a trip to the NYC Chinatown where she bought a bag of lychees, a summer fruit that is very popular in Hong Kong.  I was born in California, […]

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Farmer or Superhero? Steven Miles of Shalom Farms

I am not a farmer I just play one on TV. Okay, that’s not even close to true. I WISH I was a farmer, but I’m not. I’m just a girl trying to grow food in my back yard. I brag like crazy about the things that […]

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Food Waste in Europe: Bicycles and Broodbeleg

Many of you who read my blog (shameless plug) know that I’ve spent a large part of the past three years living in a small handful of countries in Western Europe, partially in search of unicorns, but also because people on the streets sound smarter when I […]

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An Epiphany

This past week, another regional radio station asked for an interview, as many others have in the past, and I was happy to oblige. While each is different, nearly all of them start with “Gary, is a wonderful idea. How did you come to think of […]

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Full Circle

It’s funny how things come full-circle. Having recently joined as Food Pantry Outreach Coordinator, I am excited to be combining two things I’m passionate about – the love of gardening and the love of service to others. These are two of the many things I learned […]

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Oh What A Feeling!

When I was in first grade, I told my classmates that I could grow grass (no – not that that kind – I was in first grade!) on a sponge.  I have no clue what gave me that wild idea but I set out to prove the […]

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Weekly Harvest Update

It’s amazing what can happen in just one week! On Fridays we’ll have the pleasure of posting our Weekly Harvest Update here on the blog so you can get a taste of all the exciting things that are happening at We love it when people talk […]

Read more Rock Star: Katelyn Armbruster

Did you know there are more than 40 million American households that have food gardens? One of the best parts of my job is that I get to meet some of these incredible people who are growing food and sharing it with those in need. In a […]

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