So after paying double for apples for the past few years, was it really worth it? A new study just released in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reveals no difference in nutritional quality between organically-produced and conventionally-produced foods. The researchers studied 50 years worth of published food science articles and determined that the nutrient [...]
Archive for July 2009
Welcome, readers of Alison Kerr’s blog, LovingNaturesGarden.com! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you’ll take a look around and leave a comment if you find anything interesting. And come back soon!
(If you didn’t arrive here from LovingNaturesGarden.com, take a look there today to read my guest post, Four Tips for Gardening with Kids. Hope you [...]
When we’re not spending time outside (in the garden or otherwise), my kids and I love to read books together. Not only is reading together fun, but of course it’s educational for kids, even very young ones: According to this research report from Child Trends DataBank, children who are read to regularly display by age [...]
Ok, even those of us who grow a lot of our own food still go to the grocery store. The modern American family who grows or produces EVERYTHING it eats is rare, if it even exists at all. But if you’re like me, when you’re shopping for food, you want to make sure you’re buying [...]
For my little boys, nothing makes gardening more fun than having cool tools to use. And while we’ve gone through our share of plastic shovels, rakes and hoes, a recent discovery of kids’ garden gear from Melissa & Doug has brought my kids’ gardening style up a notch. Even better, these tools are much more [...]
It’s the height of garden season, and every day there’s weeding, hoeing, harvesting and food preparation to be done. Along with work, parenting and everything else going on in the summertime, gardening can become a chore.
Case in point: last Tuesday. My husband was out of town and I took the day off work to take [...]
Thanks to an eat-local challenge from Mother Nature Network and Kitchen Gardeners International, families across America will be declaring their food independence tomorrow by eating local, sustainable foods at July 4th celebrations. Want to join them? Visit Mother Nature Network’s interactive map to find a recipe using foods that are in season in your state.