Archive for 2013

Haley and Debra Go To Farm Progress Show!

Thursday, September 12th, 2013
With more than 500 exhibitors and 300 acres of field demonstration, Farm Progress Show is the place to be!  The show is the nation’s largest outdoor annual farm show and Nutrients for Life wouldn't miss it.  (more…)

Smithsonian Exhibit Satisfies Food History Craving

Friday, September 6th, 2013
From the time you step off the curb, you begin experiencing the Smithsonian through their expansive gardens. About 20 Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia recently took a “field trip” to the Smithsonian Museum of American History. (more…)

Teacher Spotlight: Leslie Meredith

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
"Soil is a precious resource that I hope students learn to protect so future generations may also reap the benefits," said Leslie Meredith when asked why teaching soil science is important to her. (more…)

A Blessing and a Burden

Thursday, August 29th, 2013
  I consider my bountiful harvest both a blessing and a burden.  I apologize for less frequent blog posts, but there's no time to blog, celebrate, or complain...  I've got pickling, canning, and freezing to do! (more…)

School Garden Spotlight: Sarah Tucker

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
"Start small, then let it gain momentum," is the advice Sarah Tucker would give someone starting a school garden. (more…)

Julie’s Great Experience at the 4R Retreat

Friday, August 16th, 2013
By Julie Buratowski, Foundation Education Specialist   Last week, I had to opportunity to join some of my colleagues in Ottawa, Canada to attend a 4R Nutrient Stewardship retreat. (more…)

Corn. It’s What’s for Dessert?

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
Last night, with true eleven year old wisdom, my oldest daughter proclaimed, “Sweet corn is the only vegetable you can eat for dessert!”  (more…)

How-To: Canning Green Bean Goodness

Friday, August 9th, 2013
The garden is bursting with ripeness! Everything seems to be ready to harvest right now. I find myself scrambling trying to harvest and store it all before it goes to waste. I can’t complain because I am the one who begged for a bigger garden. After the planting, watering, fertilizing, weeding, the real work begins: preserving! (more…)

A Blue Ribbon Day

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
The day has arrived! A season of hard work was displayed at our county fair today as my daughter carefully selected and prepared the vegetables we had grown to be judged. (more…)

Garden Fresh Pizza!

Monday, July 22nd, 2013
Veggies galore! Are you finding yourself eating fresh vegetables three times a day? We are! (more…)

The Trick to Harvesting Vegetables at the Perfect Time

Friday, July 12th, 2013
Fresh veggies everywhere! My six year old and I finished picking all of the peas, broccoli, and cauliflower yesterday.  (more…)