Hydroponic lettuce is surprisingly easy to grow and a great confidence builder for a beginner hydro enthusiast, myself included. I work part time at Fifth Season Carrboro (one year this month!). When I first started working at the store, there were several young guys who were enthusiastic about hydro and took care of that part of the business. They were dialed in, and it was all a mystery to me. My husband was more enthusiastic than I was. But as I watched the plants cycling in and out of … [Read more...] about Hydroponic Lettuce, Simple!
Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency announced the first official national goal for decreasing food waste across the country. Partnering with state and local governments, private companies, and charitable organizations, the goal is aimed at reducing food waste by 50 percent by the year 2030.Each year, around 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. goes to waste. It is estimated that 25-40% of the food grown, processed and shipped will never even … [Read more...] about Food Waste Reduction
What is kombucha? kom·bu·cha kômˈbo͞oCHə Kombucha is a popular effervescent fermented tea said to be full of probiotics, B vitamins, antioxidants, and much more. For me, it is reminiscent of a carbonated, slightly sour apple cider beverage. Kombucha's long list of purported health benefits have not been substantiated by clinical trials, but regular drinkers offer many testimonials of its healing properties. The list includes: Probiotics Antioxidants High in polyphenols Balances … [Read more...] about Kombucha: The Tea of Immortality