Season Extension

Extending Your Produce: Intro to Pickling, Fermenting, and Making Stocks and Broths Season Extension Workshop Using Fresh Produce: Four Seasons Gardening Resources Table of Contents

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Gardening Basics

Ways to Grow The size of your space and your budget will determine how much food you can grow and which way to grow makes the most sense.  The table below compares the pros and cons of the different methods of growing.  Container Gardens Raised Beds In-Ground Gardens Pros ConvenientAvoid contaminated or low quality soilGrow […]

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Resources for Educators

Common Bytes via Common Threads | Recipes, games, nutrition lessons and other resources for learning about cooking healthy foods! Curriculum and Activities via Big Green at Home Educator Bundles via Big Green at Home Small Bites on Demand via Common Threads | Common Threads is offering FREE on-demand (self-paced) Small Bites lessons for elementary school-age children! Resources Table of Contents

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Roots Watering Hole Podcast

Roots Watering Hole will be producing podcasts for multiple purposes – One track is a monthly gardening education and food literacy series co-hosted by Orrin Williams the Food Systems Coordinator at the University of Illinois at Chicago and soil scientist Dr. Akilah Martin. The second track is devoted to independent content created by Orrin Williams […]

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Resources for Families & Students

For Families Activities at Home via Big Green at Home Small Bites on Demand via Common Threads Common Threads is offering FREE on-demand (self-paced) Small Bites lessons for elementary school-age children! For Students Activities at Home via Big Green at Home Common Bytes via Common Threads Recipes, games, nutrition lessons and other resources for learning about cooking healthy foods! Small Bites on Demand via Common […]

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