Monthly Archives: October 2012

Sustainably Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

So tonight is Halloween, the night of ghosts, ghouls, and other horrifying monsters. Including one of my favorites – zombies. I find zombies fascinating because of the symbolism wrapped up in them – fear of the other, fear of losing … Continue reading

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Falling Leaves and Changing Seasons

Autumn has always been my favorite season. I love the changing of the colors, the refreshingly cool afternoons, and the leaves that crunch satisfyingly under your feet. I love the foods of fall – apples, sweet potatoes, and butternut squash. … Continue reading

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Growing Community for Food Day

While many Americans associate the phrase “there’s nothing to eat,” with “we need to go grocery shopping,” there’s a shocking number for whom it really means, “Which one of us is going to eat tonight?” In fact, one in five … Continue reading

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The Final Harvest

As much as it regrets me to say it, I think we’ve had this season’s final harvest from our garden. We’ll probably get a few more random veggies, but the last big one has come and gone. I decided to … Continue reading

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Apple of My Eye

Apple-picking is in my blood. Admittedly, my family doesn’t have that strong of an agricultural background. But as a native upstate New Yorker, I’ve always been surrounded by autumn apples. I went to elementary school with two different girls whose … Continue reading

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