Monthly Archives: January 2016

Bitternut Homestead News

We eat our stems too! ...

Do you cut off your broccoli 🥦 stems and throw them either in the compost or trash? It’s ok, a lot of people do. If you try to cook with them you may get something chewy and tough, it’s not pleasant. However, if you shave the outside layer of the stem, and work your away around the entire stem, you can remove the tough and chewy part and save a lot of waste and it’s yummy 😋 You can also pickle thin slices and use the broccoli stem in many different meals 🙂 #GrindstoneFarm

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Roasted delicata squash. ...

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Best way to use pantry apples in January? Diced and cooked until soft in small cast iron skillet for topping buckwheat pancakes! ...

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Rahma Forest Garden News

Rahma Edible Forest Snack Garden shared Onondaga County Save the Rain's Take the pledge and block litter where you live, at BlockLitte.... ...

Rid your neighborhood of litter, before it makes its way to our local waterways! As part of the Connect the Drops initiative, Onondaga County Save the Rain and OCRRA.org have teamed up to create Block Litter. Let’s make our community cleaner – one block at a time.

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Saturday midday we'll be gathering cuttings from some woody fruit trees and shrubs at Rahma Edible Forest Snack Garden! We may also do some general garden maintenance while on site.

Please bring gloves and clippers if you have them. Some will also be available to borrow.

Folks can bring cuttings home to propagate on their own - there will be guidance on how to do so. Many cuttings will be brought back to an Alchemical Nursery board members' home for storage over winter.

In the spring, we'll bring these cuttings back to life as many young new plants! These will be available at the Spring plant sale, and for use in gardens around the city.
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Forest Garden Plant Propagation

November 11, 2017, 11:00am - November 11, 2017, 1:00pm

Saturday midday we'll be gathering cuttings from some woody fruit trees and shrubs at Rahma Edible Forest Snack Garden! We may also do some general garden maintenance while on site. Please bring gloves and clippers if you have them. Some will also be available to borrow. Folks can bring cuttings home to propagate on their own - there will be guidance on how to do so. Many cuttings will be brought back to an Alchemical Nursery board members' home for storage over winter. In the spring, we'll bring these cuttings back to life as many young new plants! These will be available at the Spring plant sale, and for use in gardens around the city.

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Come join us for some edible forest garden TLC. Despite the light rain, there's much to do at the garden. On our list for Saturday (1) we'll start with an educational seesion on wild edible Tree/Plant Idendification (with print-outs), (2) then some trash/litter removal, (3) shrub and tree pruning (4) brush and organics management and removal, and finally (5) short workshop on Black Wallnut harvest and preparation. Family-friendly: kids (of all ages) are welcome. ...

October Workday - Rahma Edible Forest Garden

October 7, 2017, 10:00am - October 7, 2017, 12:00pm

Come join us for some edible forest garden TLC. Despite the light rain, there's much to do at the garden. On our list for Saturday (1) we'll start with an educational seesion on wild edible Tree/Plant Idendification (with print-outs), (2) then some trash/litter removal, (3) shrub and tree pruning (4) brush and organics management and removal, and finally (5) short workshop on Black Wallnut harvest and preparation. Family-friendly: kids (of all ages) are welcome.

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