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Borrow These Pro Photo Tips and Trends
You don't need pro equipment to snap the best food shots at dinner or in a trendy new restaurant. But[...]
The 9 Best Edible Flowers for Colorful Summer Cooking
Be sure not to eat florist or foraged flowers, which likely contain pesticides and preservatives, and don’t assume every edible[...]
Quick Recipes Using Colorful Urban Garden Flowers
Edible flowers make colorful garnishes that update a favorite dish, but they also take center stage in recipes perfect for[...]
Phaedra & Eric,  Richmond, Virginia

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6 Ways to Get Winter Kale to Survive and Thrive
We call it "winter kale" because kale is happiest in the colder weather of fall, winter and early spring. We[...]
Bloody Butcher: Virginia’s Heirloom Red Corn
Gardeners and small farmers are leading the heirloom seed movement, bringing back nearly forgotten strains of garden vegetables. Jake Garland[...]
How to Grow Backyard Mushrooms in Logs
I fell into this whole mushroom farm thing by accident. Maybe more of a "planned" accident. I had been wanting[...]
Why We Use Pressure Treated Wood for Raised Beds
Readers have noticed that our raised beds are made from commercial lumber, which is chemically treated. Before we designed our[...]
5 Tips for Hosting a Neighborhood Plant and Seed Exchange
Looking for a great way to meet your gardening neighbors, build community and get free plants? Host a plant and[...]
How to Do a Simple DIY Urban Garden Soil Test
Conventional gardening focuses on plant health; organic gardening focuses on soil health. That's what the instructor said in the gardening[...]
Try Chef Iggy’s Southern Braised Kale with Onions
Slow cooked kale, collards and other bitter greens are a staple of the Southern kitchen. Chef Iggy grew up in[...]
Save Thyme for These Buttery Grownup Tea Cookies
Savory cookies! I love cookies, and I really love savory tea cookies. You can eat more of them than sweet[...]
Homemade Ricotta Recipe (Better Than Greek Yogurt!)
Homemade ricotta is much softer and smoother than the grocery store brands. Since Chef Iggy has started making it every[...]
Visit the Game Birds at Beaver Creek Farm
Beaver Creek Farm raises quail, pheasant and other lean and flavorful game birds on five acres of land in Varina,[...]
Mold and Cold: Inside a Growing Urban Mushroom Farm
The word “farm” conjures up images of sunny rolling hills, green with rows of fresh vegetables. But visiting a mushroom[...]
Visiting an “Oyster Farm” – Are They Plants or Animals?
Are oysters a plant or an animal? Many vegetarians eat them, claiming they reproduce like plants and feel no pain.[...]