Entries by Becky Hansen

Worms in my Kitchen?

by Cheryl Soldati Clark What is Vermiculture? Vermiculture is more than just a funny word, it is the process of using worms to decompose food waste.  The worms turn the waste into nutrient-rich material that will ensure healthy & happy plant growth. It is nature’s way of recycling! This method is a sustainable way to […]

A TRIO OF WINTER SOUPS

From the Kitchen of Engrid Winslow Maybe you have figured out by now that I have a long-standing love affair with all things Italian? No, well then, here I am giving you a trio of Italian soups. The first one hails from Emelia Romagna and the next is from Umbria followed by a traditional Tuscan […]

Elderberry Syrup in 7 Easy Steps 

by Heather Stone   Cold and flu season is upon us and there are a host of great herbs that can help prevent us from catching a nasty bug or can help ease the symptoms if we do fall ill. Elderberries are one of them. Elderberries are an immune stimulant. They have long been used in the early […]

BBB Seed’s Wildflowers to Attract Butterflies and Birds

by Heather Stone It brings great pleasure to see more birds and butterflies about the garden and we as gardeners can do a lot to attract and protect the birds and butterflies that visit our garden. These critters simply need a safe place to live and healthy food to eat. Butterflies For butterflies, providing food […]

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

by Sam Doll There are so many reasons to enjoy the month of October, but one of the truly special traditions is carving spooky jack-o-lanterns for Halloween! While making funny faces and creative carvings can be a blast, I get most excited for turning the slimy guts of the pumpkins into crispy, salty, roasted pumpkin […]

Honey Bee Swarms

HONEYBEE SWARMS: CA– USE FOR CONCERN? by The Bees Waggle Swarming is a large cluster of honeybees (tens of thousands!) hanging in a ball from a surface, and it begins in the spring.  It is reproduction of honeybee colonies. How, you ask? The hive is considered a super organism, which means all parts are uniquely necessary to […]