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Nontoxic Pest Control

As you know, we have a tiny garden in self-watering planters on our porch. This makes caring for our herbs and veggies easy. We only need to refill the water reservoirs about once a week, and we get much better results than we did with the old pots. However, we hit a bump in the […]

Easy Limeade

It’s almost embarrassing to call this a recipe because it’s so simple, but it’s a great thing to have in the fridge on hot days like this weekend. Easy Limeade (Adapted from Martha Stewart – sorry, Cheryl!) 3/4 cup lime juice 1/2 cup sugar 5 cups water 1.     Make simple syrup by boiling 1 cup […]

Chef Set Meals: Hamburger Helper for Grownups

Thanks to Local in Season, I discovered a great timesaver for lazy cooks like me: Chef Set Meals. Ana Sortun, the chef at acclaimed Cambridge restaurant Oleanna, created these to be healthy, quick meal starters. They’re based on her philosophy that Middle Eastern foods use spices to make a meal flavorful, rather than fat or […]

Evaluating an On-Campus Farmers Market at AASHE

This week I was at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education conference, presenting a session on evaluating on-campus farmers markets. It was based on a survey that I formulated during a Program Evaluation class at Tufts and conducted at Berklee. Some of the results I found from researching other markets’ evaluations […]

MA Department of Agricultural Resources and the Boston Local Food Festival

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) is one of the oldest departments of agriculture in the U.S. Its interests lie in two broad areas: regulatory and promotional. On the one hand it deals with animal health (rabies) and crop and pest services (Asian Longhorn beetle). On the other it deals with agricultural conservation and technical assistance […]