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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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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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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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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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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3 Tips for a Food Waste Free Halloween

It’s pumpkin season! The United States produces about 1.4 billion pounds of pumpkins every year. The scary news is that many of the pumpkins grown for Halloween end up as food waste in a landfill. Reducing food waste will help address climate change, as 20 percent of total U.S. methane emissions come from landfills. Not everyone...
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Heirloom Seed Mixes Make Great Garden Companions

Did you know that companion planting benefits include pest control, pollination, maximizing use of space, and an increase in crop productivity? With this in mind, our generous friends at Heirloom Solutions created three easy to grow and quick growing heirloom seed mixes. With these seeds, you can have a giving garden in as little as 30...
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World Food Day

October 16 is World Food Day–a day to promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger. Food security and nutritious diets are critical for all. We can resolve to make changes in our own diets and to take action to solve food-related problems in our communities. It’s also a day for us to celebrate...
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