Time is not a renewable resource. As many readers may have noticed, I have not been able to post as much as I would like, as family and professional commitments have taking priority this spring (though I did find time to write another piece for Edible Shasta-Butte magazine—look for …

28 May 2013  Sustainability

The Spring GRUB Garden Bike Tour will take place this Saturday, May 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This time around the focus will be on backyard gardens of SW Chico. The tour is a great way to get tips and trade ideas from fellow gardeners. …

16 May 2013  Sustainability

Gardeners in SW Chico! Do you have a garden that you would be interested in showing off to others? Have tips of success to share? Please respond to this blog post to participate in the GRUB Education Program’s Spring Bicycle Garden Tour, on May 18, 2013 from …

29 April 2013  Sustainability

Still here

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The sustainability task force may be a thing of the past, but Chico, Sustainable is still here. Look for more posts in the upcoming weeks. Regards, Jeremy

19 February 2013  Sustainability

Kids & Creeks, in partnership with the City of Chico and California ReLeaf, is pleased to announce a special volunteer tree planting day to celebrate the work done by local 5th grade students this past fall. On Saturday January 19, 2013, the entire community is invited to join students who …

15 January 2013  Sustainability

Despite the best efforts of a lot of people, Chico’s K-8 public schools only have about 5 school gardens among them, and all of them are at the charter schools.
If you are connected with McManus, Parkview, Marsh, or Chico’s other dozen and half traditional schools that do have something resembling …

11 January 2013  Sustainability

So my 4-year-old daughter likes pickles. And onions marinated in vinegar. And sauerkraut.
Go figure.
Not that I am complaining. Sauerkraut, especially “raw” sauerkraut, is said to be very healthy (“raw, fermented” is the newest health rage, it seems).
A 16 oz jar of raw, organic sauerkraut can be purchased …

4 December 2012  Sustainability

Two organizations have been giving some pretty neat (and free!) workshops this fall, ranging from making sauerkraut to cattail basket weaving.
Cultivating Community North Valley is a grant-funded program with the following goals:
–Strengthen Local Food Security
–Support Community Gardens
–Support Small Farmers
–Provide Workshops on growing and preparing food
–Promote Local, Healthy Use of Nutritional …

19 November 2012  Sustainability

Whack-a-Granate

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Plenty of vendors selling pomegranates at the farmers’ market right now, which leads me to sharing this tip from none other than Martha Stewart, by way of NPR, and distilled into its simplest form by yours truly:
How to Quickly Remove Seeds from a Pomegranate
1) With a knife, score the …

12 November 2012  Sustainability

Its kind of funny that my one month experience with the Paleo Diet wrapped up with the “Meatless Monday” flap at CSU Chico.
But this blog post is about Paleo. When your wife, a vegetarian of 28 years, says she’s ready to go cold turkey on legumes and grains and …

12 November 2012  Sustainability
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