Nature Encounters at Old Trail Farm: Ticks!

Compiled from a collaborative effort of Old Trail Farm staff and interns. Old Trail Farm is a great place to experience the diverse nature of this part of the region.  There are dense habitats surrounding the farm which provide the necessary resources for plant,...

Sustainability 101 for You and Your Family

Have you ever heard the starfish story? (If not, read it here.) It’s a great lesson about doing the right thing even if you know it won’t change the world instantly. When we think about sustainably it’s easy to get overwhelmed and even confused and...

5 Tips to Help You Prepare More Home-Cooked Meals

It has become all too common to order carry-out or prepare processed food from a box. The cause of this makes complete sense – schedules are busy and there’s so little time to prepare a home cooked meal from scratch – but if you plan accordingly, that busy...

Spring is here!

On March 20th, the Vernal Equinox arrived, it is the marker of Spring in our slice of the world. Some years, Spring shows up and the ground is still covered in snow. The crocus bulbs have barely forced their way through the frozen earth. But this year felt very much...

Zero Waste Cooking: 6 Simple Tips

Are you conscious of food waste? At the individual level, the average American household wastes 30-40% of its food. Sounds like a lot, and you might think that you don’t fall into this category, but many of us waste more food than we realize. One way we can cut down...

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