Archive for the ‘Sustainability’ Category

FREE Plant and Soil Science Curriculum for Elementary, Middle, and High School

Friday, August 26th, 2011
With school back in session (thank goodness for routine) I want to remind you that I blog for the Nutrients for Life Foundation. We are an education foundation that has free resources for educators interested in bringing science to life. The Nutrients for Life curriculum, Nourishing the Planet in the 21st Century, is available in three grade levels. Developed and tested by science teachers, the six-lesson curriculum makes the connection between science and everyday life. (more…)

Top 10 Reasons to take your family to the farmers market

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011
Geesh!! I'm so tired of watering and not getting any results! This has been a very frustrating gardening season! I am embarrassed at the small amount of produce I have been able to harvest. I have yet to pick a tomato! I am not alone in this matter, other fellow gardeners are venting the same frustrations. (more…)

Sustainable agriculture is key to feeding a growing (and hungry) population

Monday, July 11th, 2011
Whew, nothing like 12 hours in a minivan to bring out the best in a family. We drove from Wichita to San Antonio for our much-needed summer vacation. The girls have been dreaming of petting dolphins and meeting a killer whale named Shamu. Sea World was our vacation destination and the most economical way of getting there was driving. I like driving, although less than 12 hours is more desirable. (more…)

American Agriculture

Monday, June 28th, 2010
I enjoy growing my own food but I also enjoy the grocery store! It is full of choices. We can choose from twenty different types of spaghetti sauce or hundreds of boxes of cereal. It is simply amazing! Sliced bread, can you imagine making bread for your family every week! Yikes! (more…)