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Mache Salad with Blackberries and Flowers

Antioxidant-rich raw salad filled with vitamins and minerals. Not only are edible flowers beautiful, but they also pack a nutritional punch, which is important to me. I like to get the most nutrients-per-dollar in this crazy economy. Edible flowers are loaded with antioxidants, which may help protect against heart disease …

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BFC 2017 Best Kale Contribution Award: iShare Members

iShare Community We received so many contributions that we felt the greatest value lay in the community which sprang up around growing and cooking with kale. So well done to the whole iShare membership! Share your success story by submit your photos to our album dedicated to growing kale. Moldovan …

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How To Get Your Kids In The Garden

Gardens give children the opportunity to explore nature, get a little exercise, and unleash their creativity. In this age of smartphones many parents feel it’s nearly impossible to get their children excited about the outdoors—and we won’t even talk about their lack of enthusiasm for veggies. But kids are interested in …

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Your Own Potager Garden

What is a potager garden? A potager garden literally translates ‘for the soup pot’. Vegetables, fruits, and both medicinal and edible herbs are grown together with the main incentive to feed the family. These traditional kitchen gardens date back to France nearly a thousand years ago when it was common …

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Learn About Thyme

Learn interesting facts about thyme! The ancient Egyptians used thyme in their rituals, the ancient Greeks — as an incense in the temples. Thyme, however, achieved its fame in Europe because of the Romans, who believed eating thyme before a meal is a protection from poison. The Assyrians and Armenians …

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Social Gardening: Improving Student Outcomes Through Food Education

Leigh Marwick, an education professional based in New York, speaks about her experience leading a food education and gardening initiative. The programme aims to impart students with skills which both improve individual learning outcomes and deepen the strength of their community. Leigh will share insights into getting teenagers interested in …

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Plant of the week: Lavender

Lavender is our plant of the week! It is native to Mediterranean region and has been known for ages. Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt used lavender for cosmetic purposes, and the inhabitants of Ancient Greece and Persia used it as herbal medicine. Lavender’s name comes from the Latin word “lavare” (to …

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Mixed Herb Salad with Borage

La Salade de Plusieurs Herbes Adapted from a 16th century French translation of a book originally written in Latin in 1474. Ingredients 2 heads lettuce 1 handful young, tender borage leaves 1 handful chopped fresh mint leaves 1 handful fresh lemon-balm leaves 1 handful tender fennel shoots and flowers 1 …

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Don’t Forget to Preserve Your Fresh Herbs

The best way to preserve herbs is to freeze them in oil or butter. And there’s a good reason for this: each herb’s distinctive taste and aroma come from aromatic oils in the leaves, so preserving them in fat protects their authentic flavors. Packed in flat, thin layers in heavy-duty …

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Nasturtium spread

This is the recipe for people who grow nasturtium in their garden not only for the aesthetic reason 😉 Ingredients 30g raw pumpkin seeds 30 young nasturtium leaves 3 garlic cloves 1/2 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1/8 teaspoon sea salt Recipe Directions In …

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