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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, 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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TN Extension Master Gardener in Training

TN Extension Master Gardener in Training by Emily Fulmer, Grower Outreach Coordinator at Jack (or Jane, really) of all trades, master of none. That’s how I’ve often described myself. I grow a vegetable garden, I keep some chickens, I play musical instruments, I’m raising a couple […]

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Take Action to End Hunger and Wasted Food with

Take Action to End Hunger and Wasted Food Now with 1. Make a tax-deductible donation to  In a traditional food drive, one can of food equals one can of food. A monetary donation to equals countless pounds of fresh food donated to food pantries […]

Read more – Also Getting People Fed

“ – Also Helping People Get Fed.” By Gary Oppenheimer People like to think of as “that website that connects gardeners to food pantries” and they are right because that what we’ve been telling them for more than 5 years. However, that perspective is as simplistic […]

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Giving More than Thanks this Thanksgiving –

Can any more things be crammed into one week? We’re traveling, cooking, shopping, eating–some of us doing one or more of these almost at the competitive level–and on top of all of that, we’re supposed take some time to really appreciate what we have and be thankful […]

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DIY End Hunger with Centerpieces for Food Pantries

DIY End Hunger with Centerpieces for Food Pantries encourages and enables gardeners across the United States to donate their excess garden bounty to local food pantries. But, what about when the garden is resting for the winter? You can still reduce hunger in your community with […]

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Food Day 2014 –

October 24 is Food Day–a day to resolve to make changes in our own diets and to take action to solve food-related problems in our communities at the local, state, and national level. This annual event involves some of the country’s most prominent food activists, united by a […]

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7,000th Food Pantry on

The 7,000th Food Pantry has Registered at! NANA’s House in Mastic NY recently registered itself at and joined the previously registered 6,999 pantries, further expanding access to fresh food for their clients. According to Wendy Falanga of NANA’s House, “Fresh produce donations are so important […]

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