Lettuce Bloom

“Yuck! Bug! Someone squish it!” We have all heard children and adults shouting out like this in our classrooms, backyards and even our homes. But when it comes to our gardens it is important that we know which bugs to … Continue reading

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Thoughts Turn to Spring

Even though there is snow on the ground in many parts of the country, now is the time to plan your garden.  If you had a garden last year, think about what you liked and didn’t like about last year’s … Continue reading

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The Learning and Growing Garden

Bell School is already a buzz with dreams of spring! The beautiful, built in 2008 by Teich Garden Systems, will soon thaw out and be ready for planting. The first plant to go in will be peas. This week students … Continue reading

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Cookie Money

This is the time of year, where as a “Cookie Momster” for my daughter’s girl scout troop, I volunteer countless hours to sorting and distributing hundreds of boxes of girl scout cookies.  My favorite part of this whole counting, sorting, … Continue reading

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It’s Game Time!

By Brian Carney Remember last year when you didn’t get your seeds planted on time? I didn’t, most every educator I know didn’t… School gardens are tough to plan for! When you’re doing it all by yourself that is. I try … Continue reading

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Ashes to Go

Did this phrase catch your attention?  It did mine when I saw it on a sign outside my local coffee shop last week Wednesday.  My first thought was, “why would someone be giving away ashes? After all, it is a … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget to Eat Some Butter and Fortified Margarine!

I was trying to remember the last time I heard my mother reminding me to be sure to get my daily serving of butter and fortified margarine.  I think it must have been in…..well never. A friend found Leafet No. … Continue reading

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Cincinnati Chili

I’ve never had Cincinnati Chili before and it hasn’t been until recently that I’ve even been tempted to try. But when Bon Appétit featured a story about different regional chili recipes, it wasn’t the Squash and Black Bean California-inspired Chili … Continue reading

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Does Sushi Have Health Benefits?

Last night I celebrated my birthday with good friends, a little wine and sushi! We always think of the Japanese culture as being a very healthy one,  and they consistently have longer life expectancies and lower rates of heart disease, … Continue reading

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A Social Experiment

My Valentine’s Day started with a warm cup of chai brought to me in bed by my sweet husband.  It was followed up by snuggle time with my 9 year old daughter and some real conversation with my pre-teen son. … Continue reading

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