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Go on a Hike

Ken offers up some tips on what you should pack before heading out on the trail.  

Roasted okra, fresh from the oven

Ranch Roasted Okra

Okra…either you love it or you’ve never heard of it. Okra is a very traditional southern dish and is often served fried. But during…


Recycle Vinyl Records

I’ve seen some great projects out there using old vinyl  records to create bowls (melting them), clocks (just add a clock kit through the…

Make your own rainbow fruit pizza!

Rainbow Fruit Pizza

We were looking for a fun way to make fruit pizza, so we decided to make a rainbow design. It was easy to put…


Nature Kids Giveaway

UPDATED 7/13: We’re also throwing in a signed copy of Stacy’s book PROJECT GARDEN! We are very excited to announce a new giveaway today!…

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I Am Not a Camper

How’s that for a title of a post? Now that you know that, I’m going to tell you that I’m participating in the Great…


Grow an Animal Garden

When kids take ownership of their garden, it’s a beautiful thing. I’m a big advocate of letting kids pick out their own plants, giving…


Tennis Racket Art

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have unique and colorful art in your garden. This idea comes my book Project…


A Poem About Summer

In honor of National Get Outdoors Day this weekend, I wanted to share a poem that my son, Jack, wrote for school (he’s 8)….


Nature Book Giveaway

National Get Outdoors Day is this Saturday, June 9. To celebrate it and the launch of Destination Nature, we’re giving away some great books….

Chorizo appetizers topped with fresh herbs

Cooking with Chorizo

If you have fresh herbs from your garden, then use them to top these two chorizo appetizers. Chorizo Sopas  6-12 sopas 1/2 pound chorizo…

Chicken enchilada soup from Project Garden

Chicken Enchilada Soup

Here’s one of the most popular recipes from Stacy’s book, Project Garden. It’s especially good topped with fresh avocados. INGREDIENTS 1 pound cooked, shredded chicken…