Broccoli: More Than a Pretty Flower

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Fall is firmly in the air; gardens are winding down. Time to make the most out of every plant! In my case, I have a lot more broccoli leaves than broccoli flowers. Luckily, the leaves are edible, too — just treat them as you would any other dark leafy green. By that, I mean briefly […]

Create The Perfect Holiday Dinner with The Cultured Cook!

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One-Pot Green & Red Pasta Penne Alfredo with Kale & Broccoli What to do with hearty garden greens? Make pasta! Now that the weather is cooler, kale and chard and beet greens and turnip greens are enjoying a growth spurt. Luckily, they’re so versatile that you can use them in everything from soups to stir-frys. […]

HAVEN Garden Project and Gratitude

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“As a child, one has that magical capacity to move among the many eras of the earth; to see the land as an animal does; to experience the sky from the perspective of a flower or a bee; to feel the earth quiver and breathe beneath us; to know a hundred different smells of mud […]

Go on a Flower Frenzy And Make Your Own Mother’s Day Gifts!

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“April showers bring May flowers!” So this May, go on a flower frenzy! We will teach you how to make your own flower arrangement, a planter box and an herb garden. These are fabulous gifts for Mom for Mother’s Day! How to Build a Planter Box Materials cedar panels cedar wood glue galvanized nails screws […]

HAVEN Garden Project Grows More Than Just Fresh Produce

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“Excuse me,” a little voice floats up from somewhere around my knees, “is this is a kiwi?” As I open my mouth to explain eggplants, a large squash whistles by my ear. My questioner’s older brother is knocking one out of the park with a zucchini one could favorably compare to baseball bat. A curly-headed […]

Greener By The Minute: Eco-Friendly Alternatives You’ve Never Thought Of

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A Green Ending Green funerals don’t just mean a woodland burial. Very few people actually know about the green alternatives to steel or hardwood coffins. May private funeral homes present green alternatives to traditional coffins, including wicker caskets and shrouds. Currently, 89 percent of coffins sold are made of chipboard that is manufactured using formaldehyde. […]

Improve Your Well-Being With Garden Fresh Fruits And Veggies This August!

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Summer is the best season to get your own home grown fruits and vegetables. Whether they come from your garden at home or a local farm, fresh is always best! Here are some fruits and veggies that start their prime picking season in August. Head out today to get some delicious, nutritious and fresh garden […]

Enjoy The Beauty Of The Weekend This July 15-17

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Michigan Lavender Festival Where: 17985 Armada Center Rd, Armada, MI 48005 Date: Daily Time: 10:00am—5:00pm Next on: Tomorrow, July 15, 2011 Breathe in and say aaahhh. It’s time for the 9th annual Michigan Lavender Festival, hosted by Gabriel’s Garden and Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill. The organizers promise it’s “a symphony for the senses.” Enjoy […]

2nd Annual HAVEN Garden Project Wine Tasting Was a HIT!

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With over 70 wines from Cabernet to Zinfandel, the 2nd Annual Market Square Wine Tasting to benefit the HAVEN Garden Project was a hit! Last Friday night on June 10, 2011, 250 people gathered to support the HAVEN Garden and to sample different wines and delicious food courtesy of Market Square, unite with friends and […]

Bee Gardens: Flowers, Fruits and Herbs for a Bee-Friendly Habitat

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You may want to give your bees a helping hand when it comes to collecting pollen and nectar by planting bee-friendly flowers and shrubs in your garden or outside space. Even in a larger garden, you’ll unlikely have enough flowers to produce sufficient nectar to sustain a hive, so your bees will probably go farther […]