Tag: foodwaste

Rebooting the Victory Garden

A quick history lesson on the Victory Garden: Citizens were first encouraged to turn yards and vacant lands into food producing gardens in 1917 and they were called “war gardens.” During WW2, they were called “victory gardens” and they were a way to get… Continue Reading “Rebooting the Victory Garden”

Warm weekend, work and another plan!

This weekend we were lucky to have some beautiful weather close to the sixties! It definitely made me start getting more excited about what I’m growing this year and it has me checking out the flowers that are coming back! On Saturday I was… Continue Reading “Warm weekend, work and another plan!”

Imperfect review #2

Box number 2 arrived a day late, but in perfect shape. The funny part is that it wasn’t late due to the company. It was due to the weather. It snowed around 4 inches quickly on Tuesday! But, it still arrived nice and cold… Continue Reading “Imperfect review #2”

2020 Goals!

I have been setting goals for close to five years. Writing them down and reflecting on what I have achieved makes me feel much more accountable. One big change for my goals this year is that I’ve reduced the number of goals. I normally… Continue Reading “2020 Goals!”

Imperfect food review #1

In the winter we do eat a lot of our own canned food. However, we miss access to fresh foods. We can get a lot of things from the grocery store, but usually don’t. Why?! It’s because it usually doesn’t taste good. Things go… Continue Reading “Imperfect food review #1”

Visiting Tylerton Island and learning about the Chesapeake Bay

The past few days I went on one memorable adventure. Since I was chosen as a teacher of the year, we were given a trip to Smith Island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay! I walked away with a great group of new… Continue Reading “Visiting Tylerton Island and learning about the Chesapeake Bay”

A Great Earth Week!

This week started off with my family composting their food waste at our Easter get together! On a Earth Day I took the scenic route and walked to work! It was a great workout! (Our view really is absolutely beautiful up here!) The next… Continue Reading “A Great Earth Week!”

Gardening, seedlings, composting and a new raised bed!

I have been so incredibly busy this month! I’m polishing my teacher of the year documents and getting everything for my portfolio in order. And on top of that, getting seeds planted and prepping for our 2019 garden! Don’t mind the weeds, but I… Continue Reading “Gardening, seedlings, composting and a new raised bed!”

Best week ever!!!

Remember how I said that I was hoping to be teacher of the year for the whole county? Well, I won!!! I was so surprised! It was the best feeling in the world! And I can’t wait to spread my love for teaching little… Continue Reading “Best week ever!!!”

Sprouting seeds and being green

Winter returned this week and we have had some snow, ice and lots of below freezing temps. But, there is lots prep work going on around here for spring! The compost is cooking away and will make great plant food for the garden! We… Continue Reading “Sprouting seeds and being green”