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Health Benefits of Gardening

June 14th, 2016   While gardeners have always claimed physical and mental rewards from gardening, researchers and doctors are now substantiating these homegrown hypothesis with scientific data. Not only does gardening provide light aerobic activity and improve...

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Young Entrepreneurs

June 9th, 2016 Entrepreneurs are increasingly hailed as today’s rock stars, and people like Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, and Evan Spiegel have become household names for most millennials. Yet studies have shown the number of young people under 30 who are...

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Masking Hunger

June 7th, 2016 Hunger in the U.S. has skyrocketed, increasing five fold since the 1960s, and by nearly sixty percent since the late 1990s. Now defined as “food insecure,” one in seven households in the United States did not have enough food to eat in the last year....

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Cabbage Moth Destruction

  Cabbage Moth Destruction: By now, you have all experienced the sometimes very severe damage that the cabbage worm causes to your plants.  The cabbage worm is a caterpillar that is part of the life cycle of the white cabbage moth.  The moth lays its eggs on the...

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Kitchen Talk

Tuesday July 28, 2015 We finally made it! The last day of the regular Summer Program and wow did it fly by! Today the teens go to the farm for the last time and prepare for tomorrow’s fun-filled day of games and good food to celebrate the end of the five amazing...

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Kitchen Talk

Monday July 20, 2015 Ah, the glorious heat that precedes the month of August. If the weather is foretelling of how the rest of the Summer will be, than I must stress the importance of H2O! Water, water, water…people! Please be aware that we are educating the...

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Philadelphia Workshops in Full Swing

  On a sunny Thursday, the Urban Creators garden site on 11th Street was humming with Triskeles activities. Workshops in Cooking/Nutrition, Sustainability, and Urban Agriculture were all happening the same morning with groups of local youth. A lot of work got...

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Kitchen Talk

The most common complaint parents hear from their children at the dinner table is, “I don’t like that”. Normally, this negative status is in reference to vegetables. As adults, time has been in our favor as we develop our taste buds and broaden our...

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Kitchen Talk

Thursday July 9, 2015 Some days in the kitchen are hotter than others but the work has continued and creative dishes are inspired by donations from Chester County Food Bank and Sankanac CSA. So far we have had an astounding supply of zucchini and cucumbers, leading to...

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The More You Grow, The More You Know

These first two weeks have passed in a flash and so much has happened! The youth are starting to become really comfortable on the farms and with each other, which makes even the most tedious weeding jobs go a little faster.   We have learned so much from our farm...

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Summer’s Bounty

    During this transition time, when spring crops are on their way out and summer crops have established, make sure that your last beet roots will be harvested by July 10 or and your cabbages should all be harvested by now or no later than the last day of...

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Kitchen Talk

Monday June 29, 2015 All Recipes can be found in Grow and Cook. The Summer Internship started off on a high note as the energetic group of teens began their first day. Team building activities lead them to breakfast, snack, and lunch, excited for what fresh, homemade...

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Kitchen Talk

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 7am beckons the cooks to prepare recipe after recipe in time to enrich the teens with nutrients for the long day ahead. Music prompts the mood as hour after hour races by. The motto this summer is to embrace whatever mood fills the air and have...

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Kitchen Talk

It is hard to believe Week Two has come to an end. With the Fourth of July holiday around the corner, the teens have worked hard to deserve a fun-filled weekend with family and friends. While there were no fireworks on the farms, there were explosions of flavor this...

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Summer Plant Care

  Now that all of the summer crops are planted let’s talk about the ongoing plant care, and management of a select few vegetables that will be taking off in the summer heat. Tomatoes:  require staking and training.   Tomato stakes have to be installed about 2...

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