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Urban Gardeners Grow Crops in Spare Spaces

Urban garden designer Meredith Sheperd describes how growing fresh fruit and vegetables can be a successful part of city life, despite limited space and resources. From National Geographic, explore a variety of Washin...

Sugar: Hiding in plain sight

We know that sugar is a big part of candy, ice cream, and sweet drinks, but did you know that added sugars are included in 3/4 of the 600,000+ products found in the average grocery store? And...

How Gardening at School Enables Interdisciplinary Learning

From Edutopia, this is the story of a high school student who brought his hobby — growing food with an aquaponic system for his family and neighbors — to his school’s underutilized greenhouse, creat...

How to make pickles

Homemade pickles are super easy to make, and are fun to flavor in different ways. In How To Make Pickles, WNYC takes us to Brooklyn Brine where they walk through how their dill pickles happen — all you’ll...

Magic Beard

Magic Beard by Minneapolis photographer Ben Garvin. Warning: If you have a beard in your house, you may be asked to pull crayons out if it after watching this.  via Colossal.

Asparagus-Stuffed Semolina Gnocchi Casserole

In this first episode of Kitchen Vignettes from PBS Food, asparagus is picked fresh from the garden and then dances on a cutting board before becoming a delicious Asparagus-Stuffed Semolina ...

Omelette by Madeline Sharafian

Featuring an overworked fella and his hard-working dog, Calarts student Madeline Sharafian celebrates the act of making food for those you love in this short animated film called Omelette. She writes, “It fe...

j.viewz playing Teardrop with vegetables

Fruits and veggies + the MaKey MaKey Invention Kit = serious DIY audio fun. J.Viewz, a songwriter, producer, and artist in Brooklyn, demonstrates how a MaKey MaKey turns anything that can condu...

The NY Sunworks Science Barge

Powered by wind turbines, solar panels, and a biodiesel generator, the NY Sunworks Science Barge (now in Yonkers, New York) is a model for energy-efficient, sustainable urban farming. Using a hydroponic system that re...

The Cook’s Atelier

Freshly-picked vegetables from Madame Loichet’s farm, prepared by mother/daughter team Marjorie Taylor and Kendall Smith Franchini of The Cook’s Atelier in Burgundy, France, and f...

Mushroom processing factory

Processing mushrooms! Film a series of massive machines complete with automated conveyor belts, size sorters, stem choppers, etc and suddenly you’ve got kids who are fascinated how mushro...

In.gredients: Austin’s Package-Free Grocery Store

In.gredients is a new package-free grocery store that is opening in Austin, Texas in the Summer of 2012. Its mission as the US’s first zero-waste, package-free grocery store will support...

Clever Japanese Farmer: Keeping crows out of the vegetable patch

Now this is an environmentally-friendly and resourceful improvement on a scarecrow! It seems that, without the use of harmful chemicals, this Japanese farmer came up with a simple system to keep local crows from eatin...

Time lapse decomposition of a tomato over two months

Time lapse decomposition of a tomato over two months.