Many resources are available to provide assistance in building a community garden. To get started, theUnited States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends that you bring people and other organizations together and develop a plan. Managing our families’ garden took work. I enjoyed it, but years later, my sister headed off to college and the enthusiasm Read More →

Garden Stir-Fry by Kaitlyn Kirchner – 9 Minnesota The entrée is made with seasonal vegetables, has 100 calories and can be served with rice. GARDEN STIR-FRY INGREDIENTS ½ cup of low-sodium chicken broth ½ tablespoon cornstarch 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium wheat-free soy sauce 1 tablespoon sesame oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger 2 cups chopped Read More →

What this area needs, I thought, is a community garden. Community gardening programs aim to address problems of hunger and nutrition, but children who participate in gardening can learn new skills and benefit from diverse forms of physical activity. Children ages 5-12 should spend at least one hour of physical activity every day. Add a Read More →

Sometimes all you need is a little CREATIVITY! Some time ago I watched a family move into a new neighborhood. It was the mother’s first home. She couldn’t have been more excited.  Her four daughters had their own bedrooms; another first. Outside, children from neighboring homes played in the street. The block wasn’t the most picturesque. Read More →

Kale, chicken and broccoli salad by Kindall Sewell-Murphy, 10 Alabama For the third consecutive year, First Lady Michelle Obama teamed up with the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Epicurious to host a nationwide recipe challenge. The Healthy Luntime recipe challenge was designed to promote cooking and healthy eating among America’s youth. Parents, or guardians Read More →