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4 Ways to Keep Your School Garden Growing All Summer

By Anna Medica, May 9, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Anna Medica

School Gardens | Whole Kids Foundation

When the kids are away, the garden weeds will splay!

One of the biggest issues of maintaining a school garden is that it often goes untended during the summer, wasting the great efforts of spring and becoming a mess for fall growing.

Here are four ways to keep your school garden growing. For all of these it’s important to work closely with school administration and custodians for access to the campus, garden and resources like water.

School Garden Drop-In Hours

Work with your school to set weekly hours when volunteers can drop in and tend to the garden. These hours can be supervised or...

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Dairy-Free Frozen Treats to Beat the Heat

By Megan Myers, May 8, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Coconut Milk Ice Cream

It’s only May, but I know the steamy temperatures and sun-filled days aren’t long off. And along with those days are the intense cravings for sweet treats that help us cool down.

Frozen desserts are some of my favorites (even in winter!) and they’re easier to make than you might think. All you really need is a blender, a container, and a freezer, and you’re on your way.

No matter how you like to beat the heat, here are some delicious dairy-free recipes...

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A Memorable Spread to Kick Off Summer

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, May 6, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Summer SaladsI grew up in the Midwest where by late May, warm weather had finally arrived. No matter what the calendar said, Memorial Day kicked off the start of summer and grilling season. My neighborhood had a big gathering, which meant some serious cooking with the season’s bounty. There were long tables of salads (leafy green, potato, fruit and bean, oh my!), platters of grilled meats and veggies, desserts and cold beverages.

Even though I now live in Texas where plentiful sunshine keeps us dining outdoors nearly year round, I still associate Memorial Day with summer’s first big outdoor gathering with friends.

Hosting a get-together? Just gather friends and the best,...

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Our Top 5 Rules for the Grill

By Molly Siegler, May 5, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Molly Siegler

Grilling is the ultimate summer cooking experience, but no matter how many times you’ve hit the grill in recent memory, we bet a little refresher is in order before the season really gets underway. Here are our top five rules for the grill.

A Clean Grill is a Happy Grill

Treat your grill just like any other cooking surface — give it a good cleaning before and after you cook. Scrubbing and oiling the grill grates not only protects the grates but creates a nonstick surface for cooking. Remember, a hot grill makes for easier cleaning (as any of the stuck-on food bits become brittle and easier to scrape off) but if your grill really needs a deep clean, preheat the grill then turn it off while you scrub and oil.

Keep Ingredients for the Grill Lean and Clean


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I Love Goat Cheese

By Alana Sugar, May 4, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alana Sugar

Goat Cheese and Leek Quiche

Goat Cheese and Leek Quiche

When it comes to cheese, some people adore a strong, pungent smell and taste while others prefer something milky and mild. And some people like it all! Whatever your preference, goat cheese can satisfy just about any craving with marvelous, tempting recipes such as Goat Cheese and Leek Quiche and...

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