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Cooking at Newark Salvation Army

We haven’t started growing food in the winter yet, but we are still busy introducing healthy fruits and vegetables to children around the Garden State.  It takes many introductions to a new fruit or vegetable before children stop eyeing it with suspicion, which makes introducing new fruits and vegetables MORE>

Friendly Food

Sitting at a table in Manhattan’s Chinatown for dim sum, I stared blankly at the the menu. It was in Chinese.The waitress smiled and tried to help by showing us plates of food, but nothing looked familiar. I ate a little from each dish we ordered, though I did MORE>

Connecting in Chaos

On my way to a Blind Taste Test lesson, I get a weird feeling in my stomach that I always get before doing these lessons. How will we connect? What do we have in common? Will the kids trust me? Now, the Blind Taste Test can only be described one MORE>

Miracle Beans

This past month we have been back out in the fields at PVO, and it feels great! We have been in the mud, the rain, and the sun with volunteer groups planting the bush beans that grow in the front of the fields. Children have been coming to the MORE>

Raised Bed Building in Jersey City

First, let me say welcome to our blog! After many requests and a desire to share more of the stories we get to experience on a regular basis, we decided it was finally time to start writing! We are not going to start from the very beginning; if you MORE>