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Productive Living Tips from Erica Strauss of NW Edible Life

Erica Strauss - Hands On Home - LivingHomegrown.com

Erica Strauss - Hands On Home - LivingHomegrown.com

This week’s post is a summary of my podcast interview with my good friend Erica Strauss.

Erica is a blogger over at NW Edible Life where she has fun, punchy perspective on garden-to-table eating and living a DIY lifestyle.

And…She just wrote her first book:

The Hands on Home:* A Seasonal Guide to Cooking, Preserving and Natural Homekeeping.

It’s about keeping a more productive home, kitchen and lifestyle through DIY projects. You save money, time and end up feeling good about what you do.

Good stuff!

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Happy “Belated” National Wildlife Week

Do you need more excuses to get outside?  The National Wildlife Federation just celebrated its 72nd annual National Wildlife Week, "an initiative to connect families and communities to nature, raise...

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The Seed Hunter

Check out this new documentary about Dr. Ken Street – The Indiana Jones of Seed Hunting! According to the website, "Seed Hunter will take you on a...

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Our Interview on the Nest in Style Podcast

While at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show a few weeks ago, Joe Lamp'l and I were interviewed by Nest In Style, Jayme Jenkins. Jayme wanted to know what...

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Finding a Local Harvest Near You

If you can't grow it yourself, it is always nice (and more flavorful) to keep it local. But what if you don't know where to go to find local,...

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We Be Jammin’

I have been thinking about why so many of us enjoy canning/preserving the food we grow. There are many reasons, but for me, canning is what we as gardeners...

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That Movie Garden Is NOT Real!

This past week, I received one phone call and two emails from several different friends across the country who were drooling over a "California garden" they saw in a...

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Botany of Desire – bonus video

I don't know how many of you saw The Botany of Desire on PBS, but it was fabulous. It is based on the book by Michael Pollan.If you missed...

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Garden Jewlery

Here is something fun! Check this out: This is a pendant you can buy on Etsy. I like it. The moss is not real (so no sunlight or water...

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