vegetables

Produce Fresh from Jail: Salt Lake City’s Prison Horticulture Program

Produce Fresh from Jail: Salt Lake City’s Prison Horticulture Program

Gardening is a well known therapeutic, and luckily for some inmates at the Salt Lake County Jail, they are allowed to participate in a special horticulture program which teaches the joys of planting, maintaining and harvesting a garden in the ever-changing Utah climate. Citizens are encouraged to attend tours of the garden offered by the […]

Grow Your Own Food: A Spring Gardening Primer

Grow Your Own Food: A Spring Gardening Primer

Photo courtesy: DumboCSA With the price of food increasing along with the prevalence of GMOs and other nasty sprays and insecticides, growing your own fruits and vegetables makes sense on so many levels. Creating a garden does not have to be expensive. This article will examine a small garden that was created by one person for less […]

RECIPES: 3 Deliciously Springy Asparagus Dishes

RECIPES: 3 Deliciously Springy Asparagus Dishes

Although it’s still snowy in some parts of the country, spring has decidedly sprung in other areas…Which means that asparagus is no longer ridiculously expensive. Whether or not you’re a vegetarian, these recipes are fantastic ways to take advantage of this super awesomely delicious veggie. A much-loved family recipe fondly known as “Summer Shit” is […]

In Praise of Plants: A Poem

In Praise of Plants: A Poem

.   For those who fight for freedom for the plants Let’s give some fruit and vegetables a chance We detail strengths in on-line magazines And spend time touting what the research means Why not praise several other leafy greens? When Prohibition’s pinned us to the ground Remember we evolved with plants around When arguing […]

Women, Take Up Your Hoes!

Women, Take Up Your Hoes!

The smell of fresh moist soil is thick in the air. My hands are covered in dirt, caked under my nails. In front of me is a beautiful, vivid, green little tomato plant, just a baby still; but I can see how its leaves are beginning to grow, the pink hued stem now donning little […]