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Guest Blog: Communion of Human Spirit & Land: Staying Rooted in Place

In early spring, we have planned our crops for the year–how many beds, how the beds will be rotated, how many plants to a bed. We are sowing seeds in the greenhouse and planting seedlings from the greenhouse in the … Continue reading

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Mary Cherry’s Remarks for 2013 First Friday Holiday Store Celebration and Open House

Hello everyone. I’m Mary and I’m really glad to be here talking to you but also very nervous. I don’t have much experience being a public speaker and I’m kinda shy until you get to know me. So this is … Continue reading

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Chef Jenny Brewer at August SUSTAIN Dinner: Cooking for a Change

When people ask me what is the best thing they can do to improve their diet, my answer is always the same: to cook at home more often. It isn’t to exclude sugar, wheat, gluten, or dairy, to eat more … Continue reading

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Kalefest Recipes

Got Kale? Here are some fantastic Kale recipes from the 2013 Kalefest Recipe Contest and Cooking Demos–check back; there are more coming!   Nibby Bartle’s Award-Winning Sweet Kale Chips 1 bunch kale 3/4 cup  nuts (walnuts or almonds are good) … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Community Food Security–What’s it all about?

As HGP gears up for a screening of A Place at the Table, we want to give you some background information on the Community Food Security movement and its origins. Andy Fisher created and publicized the concept of community food … Continue reading

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Nourishing Soil: Joan’s story

Here is the story that Joan shared with Michael Pollan after he toured the farm. She was very brave to write it and speak it, and that courage was palpable when she shared. Later, Raphael, an accomplished  SJSU film student, … Continue reading

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8 Reasons: Interview with HGP Board member, Andre Lafleur

At the Homeless Garden Project’s Fall SUSTAIN farm dinner, one of our newest board members, Andre Lafleur talked with our dinner guests about why he decided to join HGP’s Board of Directors. “There were many reasons why I joined HGP’s … Continue reading

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Michael Pollan Visits Homeless Garden Project: 2 Videos

On October 25, Michael Pollan visited the Homeless Garden Project.  His visit inspired HGP trainees and staff to prepare a tour of our farm and programs that tells how our programs work, how the farm operates, and how it all … Continue reading

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Red Beet Risotto with Mustard Greens & Goat Cheese

Ingredients: 1 small onion 1 pound red beets with greens (about 3 medium) 4 cups water 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter 1 cup Arborio or long-grain rice 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan (about 1 1/2 ounces) 1 tablespoon bottled … Continue reading

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