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Kids LOVE Carrots

By |October 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Linwood Community Daycare kids LOOOOOVE carrots fresh out of the garden.  Below are a few kid friendly carrot ideas, just in case your kids are a little more picky than ours are! Do the Mash Fold carrot puree into whipped mashed potatoes for an extra boost of nutrition and a colorful side dish. Get

Defining Community (and other fun stuff)

By |September 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|

After consulting Webster's Dictionary, Martha Giddings, a fixture in the Snowshoe/Linwood Real Estate Business, writes: How do you define a community? Communities are made of people, not rhetoric. You can define a community by the shared attributes of the people in it, and/or by the strength of the connections among them. When an organization is

Gnocchi!

By |August 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|

We have been re-miss in blogging since we've had some operational challenges this year, so for now I wanted to share with you a (very) quick update on our gardens and a recipe that we used in our heart healthy cooking class - always a fun educational workshop and definitely our participants favorite! So, our

The Importance of Cover Crops

By |October 15th, 2017|Linwood|

Greetings fellow Grow-ers! For those of you who might not be familiar with cover crop use, a cover crop is planted not for food purposes (generally) but for many other beneficial reasons: to introduce nutrients to the soil, control erosion, combat weeds, pests and disease, improve soil quality and generally help with garden sustainability. It

First Fridays and Farewells

By |September 15th, 2017|Linwood|

I would like to take this month’s blog to really focus on the things that we have found great success with this and past seasons. I spend a significant amount of time thinking about our opportunities for improvement (a MUCH nicer way of saying failures!), and as I say goodbye to our summer gardens and

Garlic Braids

By |August 15th, 2017|Linwood|

Last week, the Linwood Community Daycare had an absolutely record week of produce sales....over $500!  If only we could do that EVERY week!  The really interesting thing is that we are just starting to get bigger harvests out of our gardens.  We have had an extraordinarily slow growing season - tomatoes and peppers are not

Garden Update

By |July 15th, 2017|Linwood|

Since I haven't written an update in a while I thought I would just fill all you readers in on what's going on in Linwood and the surrounding areas. First, we'll put anyone to work around here!  Montgomery County, MD Firefighter Dave Kalt getting a taste of country garden life (ladies, he's single and handy

Cool Tips for Gardening with Kids

By |June 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

I recently had that good fortune of attending the Try This West Virginia conference followed the next week by a Jr. Master Gardener class taught locally. Many wonderful ideas were shared with me about how to get kids enthusiastic about gardening and I wanted to share some of those ideas with you in turn. I

Much Ado About Wireworms

By |May 15th, 2017|Linwood|

Meet Linwood’s newest garden mascot – the wireworm! As you can probably tell, we are trying hard to have a sense of humor about an infestation that is not only hungry but hard to get rid of! The wireworm is the larva of the click beetle, and boy do they like our potatoes! They pretty

Tortilla Pie Etc.

By |April 15th, 2017|Linwood|

So I wanted to share this recipe in the blog today because not only is it healthy, it is DELICIOUS and makes great use of a variety of garden vegetables.  I tasted the enchilada sauce as I was making it and ended up eating it like soup because it was that good! Ingredients: 2 medium