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A Walk Around the Yard: April (Part 2) 11

It’s hard to keep up with this spring growth, so on to part 2. If you missed part 1, click here.   I’ve noticed that nature, like myself, seems to love the color purple. If you look around your own yard, you will probably notice a lot of little purple flowers. […]


WildFest: Forage. Ferment. Feast. 1

Foraging season is just around the corner, and what better way to kick off the season than with Kentucky’s only festival dedicated to wild and fermented foods. There’s still a week left to purchase discounted early bird tickets for Sustainable Kentucky’s  WILDfest. Join us April 19, 2014 at Cedar Creek Vineyards in […]


Lambsquarters Stuffed Mushrooms 2

Greens that grow to 6 feet tall, produce almost all summer, and require no sowing, tilling, or watering. To someone who has never heard of lambsquarters, it may sound too good to be true. Many people compare lambsquarters to spinach, some even call them “wild spinach”. I personally think their […]


Common Milkweed (and a Recipe for Milkweed Bud & Cheddar Soup)

I want to begin this post by addressing a couple of issues concerning the milkweed plant. Issue #1:  Almost every time I see a Facebook or blog post on milkweed, there is at least one person who expresses concern. “But isn’t it toxic?” “Doesn’t it irritate your skin and burn […]