Growing Food Can Teach Your Kids Lifetime Values

I was reading this great article “How Farmers Markets Can Teach Your Kids the Values of Local Food and Community Building” and thought it was great! It talks about how kids can learn at farmer markets and how family farms need the communities support because large agribusiness dominates the food production and I completely agree. […]

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What to Plant in Phoenix in February

February is the month we all wait for. It’s the time for planting mania here in the low desert. The traditional last frost date for the year is February 15, but we always press our luck and try planting earlier — especially when the weather has been so warm. Of course there is always the […]

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Money is More Powerful Than Votes

Today marks the day for a new President in the White House. President Barack Obama’s term has come to an end and President Donald Trump’s term begins. Our country as a nation is torn apart because of this. There are many people upset and dismayed because Obama is leaving or because Trump is starting or […]

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Lemon Peel Is Powerful Medicine

It’s citrus season in and around Phoenix, and if you don’t have a lemon, orange, or grapefruit tree in your yard, then you surely know someone who does. In fact, you will probably start seeing boxes of fruit sitting out on the curb for anyone to take. I think it’s one of the coolest things […]

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Superficial Resolutions

It’s that time of year again. You know it, I know it and your dog probably even knows it. It’s that time we all make new year’s resolutions. Many of us will have the same resolutions, few of us will stick with them. You or at least one person you know has probably committed to […]

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What to Plant in Phoenix in January

  January is usually the coldest month in Phoenix. Freeze warnings often occur several nights, so either protect your frost sensitive plants or just decide to let them go. Freezes are important because they kill some insects and plant diseases that would otherwise linger into the next season. They also help our deciduous fruit trees […]

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Barnone a New Arizona Must See Spot

Barnone is a new Arizona must see spot. Barnone is a perfect combination of small local craft shops, beer, wine and food situated in a revitalized barn sitting on The Farm at Agritopia in Gilbert. They have things like woodworking and machine shops all the way to a hair salon and restaurants.    There is […]

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Food For Thoughts

Yesterday morning, I was eating breakfast made of local eggs, local pork belly and salad greens. I posted my breakfast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook but then, it occurred to me that many people do not know the value of a local breakfast. What is so special about the breakfast I posted?   Let me explain! The salad […]

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Water Saving Yard

Ok, here’s the deal. We live in Phoenix and it gets hot. Really, really hot here. Sometimes even up to 120 in the summers. I love it but it’s hard on the plants. We use a ton of water everyday to keep the plants healthy only to come home to find one or two dead […]

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Blooming Ranch

“Laura, what do you want to be when you get older?”, asks an uncle. “Maybe a nurse, doctor or a lawyer?”, an aunt chimes in. Laura stands up tall and proud then says, “I want to be a farmer when I get big.” Smiles and laughter spread throughout the room. “Sweet little girl,” says one […]

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