Author Archives: Important Media Cross-Post

Strawesome Glass Straws: BPA-Free Sipping with Style

July 25th, 2014 | by Important Media Cross-Post

Several years ago a Little Shop of Horrors-variety dentist turned what was supposed to be a routine teeth cleaning into a painful years-long affair in which my teeth were incredibly sensitive to cold. Having a glass of ice water or cold green smoothie brought lots of discomfort with it. Rather than living a life of warm smoothies (I believe they call that soup), I started looking into ways around my pain. Enter glass straws


Hate Food Waste? Love Melons? Watermelon Rind Makes Tasty UnWastey Summer Nom!

June 17th, 2014 | by Important Media Cross-Post

Nothing says 'summertime' like a ripe juicy melon! But what then? What do you do once you've eaten all the red juicy deliciousness, spit out all the seeds, and cleaned every melon slice right down to the watermelon rind? Especially for fruitivores who hate food waste, the answer's easy: you eat the rinds, too!


Growing Cities Producer’s Fascinating Journey

June 12th, 2014 | by Important Media Cross-Post

Growing Cities producer Dan Susman talks about his journey from backyard farmer to urban food advocate. Spoiler: he started out by planting pumpkins! It's a great story. Get to know him!


Good Food Fast? The Challenge of Eating Well On the Go

April 22nd, 2014 | by Important Media Cross-Post

In our fast-food culture, eating well tends to take a certain level of time commitment. What happens when life's other demands encroach on your kitchen time? Must you lower your standards, or can you still eat well on a severely restricted time budget


No Space? No Problem! Containers for Herb & Vegetable Gardening

April 13th, 2014 | by Important Media Cross-Post

If you love fresh food but don't have enough room for a traditional garden, container-based vegetable gardening could be your BFF! With a little knowledge, fresh herbs and veggies can be yours -- without any need for huge tracts of land.


Starting a Garden When You Can’t (or Don’t Want to) Do the Work: Yard Sharing Organizations

March 27th, 2014 | by Important Media Cross-Post

Do you love fresh veggies more than the process of actually growing them? Is your yard a farmer's dream, but your work schedule a gardener's nightmare? Perhaps you have physical disabilities or other health issues that make tending a garden difficult. Never fear: fresh hyperlocal produce can still be yours! With some networking help from these yard sharing groups, you might have more springtime gardening options than you realize


Refrigeration without Electricity: Meet the Zeer Pot

March 21st, 2014 | by Important Media Cross-Post

We take electricity for granted here in the U.S. but there are millions of people living day to day without access to power. That makes storing food a big problem. Imagine basically being unable to keep fresh food without it spoiling. Refrigeration without electricity is a big quality-of-life improvement, and that's where the Zeer Pot comes in



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