14 food resolutions for 2014 – Inspired by Jessy Servi

Republished with permission from Jessy Servi of my VGI Food Leader Certification program. As Nelson Mandela said, “sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great.”Together we can be that generation and find solutions to nourish both people and the planet!Here are 14 food resolutions for 2014:1. Meet Your Local Farmer Know your farmer, know … Continue reading

Permaculture Growth at Victory Garden Initiative

Permaculture review by Karin Conway 10/30/13 (PDC Certification 2013)   What the heck is this thing called “permaculture” anyway?  That is a good question that I have had asked a lot lately.  I heard it described perfectly as “Applied Ecology” recently. I couldn’t think of a more succinct definition.   According to  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permaculture ;  Permaculture is … Continue reading

New Babies Have Arrived – Baby Yellow Squash

I was delighted this morning when I got home from my morning jog with my fur kid Rusty. I peeked into the flower pot where I planted some delicious yellow squash seedlings from my Sister in Law Maureen. (now affectionately called Mo’s Yellow)  I had seen some huge orange flowers and knew they were on … Continue reading

Hey City Composters

People who know me know what a little nature freak I am. I save every scrap of anything that I can compost or recycle. The garbage man loves me because there is next to nothing for him to pick up. My Mom taught me to compost the old fashioned way, without any fancy bins or … Continue reading