Category Archives: Food

Gardens and Lutherans Restoring Creation

Last Wednesday I was part of a Connections Call hosted by Lutherans Restoring Creation. The other panelists represented gardens/prairies on Chicago’s Southside and Madison, Wisconsin. The stories were remarkable and I was honored to be on the panel. Follow this … Continue reading

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Gifts of the CSA

Originally published on July 23, 2020. Shortly after everything shifted due to the pandemic, that was back in March here in Southwest Idaho, I realized that there was a good chance I would not be traveling much this summer. … Continue reading

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Nampa Food Banks in the time of COVID-19

Largely because of Trinity Community Gardens leadership in food security, I have been part of email threads and Facebook groups wondering how people will get food during this chapter in our lives. Here is what we know: Traveling Table – … Continue reading

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The Biggest Little Farm

I saw the film The Biggest Little Farm two weekends ago on the big screen and am glad I did. This documentary follows a Los Angeles couple, John and Molly Chester, as they venture to farm the old fashioned way … Continue reading

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5 Years of Canning Classes

Press Release from Trinity Lutheran Church, Nampa – On Aug. 24, Trinity Lutheran Church (Trinity) will begin hosting its fifth annual Home Food Preservation Series, in cooperation with the University of Idaho Extension. The three-part series covers basic canning, pressure … Continue reading

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Changes in Nampa’s Food Culture

When the first Trinity Lutheran Church members were trained as Master Food Preservers by the Univ of Idaho Extension, they told me that low-income families, the target audience for our After the Harvest grant from ELCA World Hunger, were probably … Continue reading

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Recipe Book Finished!

Collecting and rating recipes, becoming discouraged and encouraged, writing introductions, finding images, receiving nudges from parishioners, formatting, and finally choosing a print shop, that’s the short version of the journey we have taken to reach the production of our recipe … Continue reading

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Publishing “Growing to Feed Many”

It started when “my” gardeners and I had a conversation about grant writing.  Dale & Sheila Anderson and colleague Paulette Blaseg have had all of their gardening necessities for a while–greenhouse, transportation, compost bins, netting, tools and of course raised … Continue reading

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Community Garden Banquet

After our community blessing of the church gardens last spring and a season of growing produce, about thirty of us came together for a celebratory banquet.  Grace Episcopal Church hosted us.  The food, all made with produce from home and … Continue reading

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Freezing Produce 2014

Last night our food preservation workshop ended with a session on freezing followed by taste testing:

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