Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

Local food

I just found out through my brother this weekend, when the kids and I were over there for Easter, that Local Harvest is coming to Kirkwood. There’s also an article on it entitled “Local Harvest to Expand to Kirkwood” at the Webster Kirkwood Times.

Good stuff!


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Picking out seeds

While my life remains in somewhat disarray, my daughter decided to pick out seeds to plant at home on our last visit to the local hardware store and as I again worked to organize my backpack, I came across another relevant article. This one entitled “The Good Seed: Why Care about a Little Ol’ Seed” by Eric Steinman over at Care2. Good reading.

Happy Planting!


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Feels like spring

So okay, it’s not spring but with winter solstice behind us and the sun out the last couple of days, it reminds me of spring which in turn has gotten me to think about gardening. So with that in mind, here are a couple of nice articles on the subject of gardens.

First up, there is a nice story on community gardens over at the Grist entitled “Jenga Mwendo Grows Community in New Orleans” by Paula Crossfield at the Grist. The other story is a littler closer to home for me and actually more about the end results of a garden entitled “North Side Grocery Aims High” by Georgina Gustin at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Sunny Days!

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For educational purposes only

As my kids sit in class today (actually they’re probably both at lunch right now) and since I was just sitting in a classroom myself last night, what better way to celebrate that than with an educational piece.

Now I don’t pretend to understand algorithms (and as a librarian, I probably should) but this looks like a very intriguing article. It’s entitled “ Googling for Extinction-Popular Algorithm Finds Food Webs’ Critical Species” by Michael Ricciardi over at Planetsave.

Happy Googling!

Green Librarian

Wet, wet, wet

While the garden down the street fails to materialize and my kids plant pumpkin plants to hopefully sell, I’ve seen a few articles recently on farmers markets and so as the rain falls, here are a couple of articles on the good old farmers market.

First up, This nice article in our own St. Louis Post-Dispatch, by Georgina Gustin entitled “Green Oasis in a Food Desert“.

Next, also from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, is this article about a Farmers Market Manager entitled “Pupils Find New Program Tasty” by Michele Munz.

Finally, here’s some to think about (of which I guess I never really realized) entitled “Food for Thought: Do You Need Farmers for a Farmer’s Market?” by Lauren Etter at the Wall Street Journal.

Bon Appetite!

Green Librarian

In the region

Since I found a nice article today by Valerie Schremp Hahn at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch entitled “Rain Garden Pays Dividends“, I thought today would be a good day to focus on St. Louis.

So next we have “School’s Green Roof is Sound Investment” by Corinne Lestch.

Then there is “FFA Finds Fertile Ground at School in St. Louis” by Georgina Gustin.

With bike to work day last week (in which I jogged with my kids as they rode to school on their bikes), there was this gem entitled “Bike to Work Day in Nothing New for Rising Number Here” by Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian.

For all the good news though we still have this one unfortunate one entitled “Recycling Movement Falters in City” by Paul Hampel. All the stories here can be found at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Two steps forward, one step back.  Okay, in this case five steps forward, one step back.


Green Librarian

It’s official, time to get out in the garden!

I know when the school down the street get’s their garden going, it’s time. So in honor of those who garden, here are some great articles on gardening.

First up,”Economic Meltdown Reason For A New Victory Garden Movement” by Roger Doiron at Alternet via SustainLane.

Taking the next step, we have another good read with “Toward A Less Efficient and More Robust Food System” by Tom Philpott at the Grist.

And if you want to follow a newbie in gardening, then read “A Novice In Search of Bounty” by Michael Tortorello at the New York Times.

Finally, for those of you who don’t discriminate when it comes to fruits and vegetables, then check out “Europe Relaxes Rules On Sale of Ugly Fruits and Vegetables by Stephen Castle also at the New York Times.

Bon Appetit!

Green Librarian