Health and Wellness

  1. Seeding Change: Where Our Donations Went in 2015

    Each year High Mowing donates thousands of seed packets to schools, non-profits and community groups across the country--and this year was no exception, with a whopping 143,657 packets donated to over 600 different recipients! But where did they all go? What did those seeds become? Here are a few ways our donated seeds had powerful and far-reaching impacts this year... ...
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  2. How to Preserve Fresh Herbs, 5 Ways

    Fresh and dried herbs are usually expensive to buy, especially in winter when both supply and quality tend to be low. Fortunately herbs are easy to grow in quantity, and are equally easy to preserve for aromatic additions to your meals all year round.   Drying is the...
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  3. August GIVEAWAY! Preserve the Harvest Canning Kit

    This month we’re giving one lucky winner a brand-new set of canning supplies! Will this be the year you put up the Vermont obsession, dilly beans, or foray into a world of pickled beets? Whatever your fancy, we’re giving away the tools to make it! The kit includes: Two canning funnels A canning rack ...
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  4. 5 Easy Ways to Preserve the Harvest

    Preserving summer's bounty for cool-season meals doesn’t have to mean standing over a hot stove or a huge investment in canning jars. Fortunately for those of us with little time to spare, there are lots of quick, easy ways to bring the fresh flavors of summer indoors for the winter. And the very best part? By taking the time to...
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  5. How to Grow Your Own Organic, Non-GMO Chicken Feed!

    Keeping a flock of laying hens is a fun way to provide a homegrown protein source, put kitchen scraps to good use, and produce far more beautiful and nutritious eggs than those found in supermarket chains. But raising chickens – especially on 100% organic feed – can get expensive. And in much of the country, the free range experience that...
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  6. Growing Partners: The Greening of Detroit

    This year we are excited to launch Growing Partners, a series of articles focusing on the farmers, gardeners, seed growers, breeders, vendors, donation recipients and non-profits we work with who are making waves in sustainable agriculture. Together they form a revolution of environmental stewardship and positive change working its way over the global landscape. We're so invigorated by their trail-blazing...
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  7. The Inclusive Table: A Feast for Everyone

    It's that wonderful time of year when we gather with friends and family, enjoy great meals together, and reflect on the year behind us. With each passing year, however, it seems that there are a greater number of people around the table with dietary restrictions. For adventurous cooks (like my mother and grandmother, who work hard to accommodate my vegetarian...
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  8. Sprouts Collection GIVEAWAY!

    ENTER TO WIN! We're giving away a Best-selling Sprout Collection to one lucky winner - read to the end for details on how to enter. Happy, Healthy Holidays The holidays are such a special time of year – we get together with our friends and families, share laughter and good times, and reflect on the year behind us. ...
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  9. Grow Your Greens Indoors with Sprouts, Shoots & Microgreens

    Last chance to enter our sprouting kit giveaway! Contest ends Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at midnight! Click here to enter. Fall is a great time to start experimenting with new flavors, taking advantage of the season’s bounty of crisp apples, tart cranberries, sweet squashes and nourishing kale. But in spite of the dropping temperatures and abundance of storage vegetables...
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  10. Got Veggies? Lacto-Ferment Dilly Beans and more for Healthy Winter Meals

    I don’t know about the rest of the country, but in Vermont everybody makes "dilly beans", vinegar-pickled string beans with garlic and dill.  When I first heard about dilly beans after moving to VT in 1999, in order to immerse myself in the culture of my new home, I immediately began canning this old time tradition, lining my pantry shelves...
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