18
May

May 18, 2009

  For most people, May 18 2009 was a lifetime ago.  The President was Obama, we were listening to Black Eye Peas, and we were still more than a year away from the launch of Instagram. For me, it was yesterday. It was also about two months from the day I woke up with an...
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29
Mar

Gardeners, You Are Awesome!

If you haven’t heard about AmpleHarvest.org, let me start by saying it’s the program you may not have known that you needed – but every gardener in America does. AmpleHarvest.org was founded in 2009 to solve that “what am I going to do with all those extra tomatoes/zucchini/abundant vegetable” problem that most gardeners struggle with....
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19
Mar

A Milestone Approaches

March 19, 2009 started like any other day – but ended very differently Three things to know about me: I’m the first to admit that I’m an aging geek. I’m a pretty good gardener. I’m socially responsible and hate waste. At first glance you might think that these three things have little in common but...
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20
Feb

Black History Month

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 assure that African American families seeking housing were...
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13
Feb

Murmuration of Volunteers

Perhaps you’ve seen a murmuration in real life or on television. It is when a group of birds (typically starlings) move in synchrony. Google it – the images are fascinating. When humans work together for a common cause it can be equally as beautiful. The mission of AmpleHarvest.org is to connect backyard gardeners with local...
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10
Jan

Government Shutdown Impacts Food Pantries

Update: The government shutdown ended on January 25. Both chambers of the House approved a plan to reopen the US government for 3 weeks. Food pantries and soup kitchens are already at low points in January, many desperately in need of donations to keep their shelves stocked. The government shutdown is an added stressor. Many pantries...
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26
Nov

Cyber Monday and Black Friday Fatigue

Is it Wednesday yet? Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that today is Cyber Monday – a day of great deals and discounts for online purchases. After Black Friday and Small Business Saturday you may be experiencing fatigue. Plus tomorrow is Giving Tuesday – a day to give back and do good after...
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14
Nov

Healthy Foods For Diabetes

Managing diabetes can reduce the risks for diabetes complications. Healthy eating is key. In this blog, we’ll cover some healthy foods for diabetes. The American Diabetes Association recommends a healthy meal plan for preventing/controlling diabetes. This plan is generally the same as healthy eating for anyone – low in saturated fat, moderate in salt and...
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25
Oct

3 Tips for a Food Waste Free Thanksgiving

Thinking about Thanksgiving preparations? Want to make sure its food waste free? Don’t stress! We have a few tips to help make your big dinner a success. Include Seasonal Veggies EcoCentric’s Seasonal Food Guide is a great meal planning companion. Gardeners know that seasonal food is fresher, tastier and more nutritious than food consumed out...
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