Collard Greens in the Garden

In our garden this week we have lots collard greens. Collard greens are one of my favorite things to grow each year. They have a reputation for being southern, but greens can be grown almost everywhere because they are resistant to heat and cold. Collard Greens are more heat-resistant so they have a stronger southern [...]

Happy Thanksgiving from EcoEtsy

Rustic Wood Carving by Tanja Sova Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, not because of the good food, but because it’s a wonderful time to reflect the blessings we have received throughout the year. Have you told someone what you are thankful for lately?  Sharing gratitude is contagious. I love hearing what blessings others have received. It [...]

Decorative Pumpkins & Rosemary Butter Recipe

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I love decorating with pumpkins during the fall holidays.  Years ago while purchasing some, a stranger stopped me at the local produce market to tell me how much she loved to eat sweet dumpling pumpkins. She wanted to know if I had ever tasted one? I thought to myself those pumpkins can’t taste good? Sweet [...]

{Food & Gardening} Fall Composting Tips

Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower ~ Albert Camus We compost year round and like gardening composting has a seasonal rhythm.  Fall is the best time to optimize your compost results.  Building a better soil is the single most important thing you can do for your garden each year. Successful [...]

{Food & Gardening} Wings, Worms, and Wonder

Wings, Worms, and Wonder: A guide for creatively integrating gardening and outdoor learning into children’s lives by Kelly Johnson. My good friend who is an elementary school teacher recommended I buy a book.  She isn’t one of those friends who recommends I buy things. When she said I would like the book, I should have [...]