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Year of Plenty

MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010

FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010




SUNDAY, MAY 30, 2010

SATURDAY, MAY 29, 2010

FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010

THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010


Personal World Food Map

There is a fun new online map application that allows you to create a personal map of the places you've visited in the world or in the US or India. I modified it a little to indicate the different countries I recollect eating food from.…

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TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2010

New Garden Discovery - Radish Greens

Early season gardening can be a challenge on your palate. Yes, you can grow an abundance of radishes, but we've never been big fans of the tangy little balls of fire which is why we've never bothered to grow them. This year, I planted parsnips…

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MONDAY, MAY 24, 2010

SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2010

FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010

THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010


Washington Named "Greenest" State In the Nation

The folks at Greenopia have named Washington the greenest state in the nation in their recent rankings.Environmental Positives: Washington has better than average air and water quality according to data from the EPA and American Lung Association. Washington has a very good recycling rate at…

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TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2010

MONDAY, MAY 17, 2010

The Return of a Community Pumpkin Patch

Picture: Kids playing in between the mounds of newly planted pumpkins at the Pumpkin Patch.We held the Grand Opening for the Pumpkin Patch Community Garden on Saturday and it is exciting to see the boxes start to fill up. We also planted the pumpkin patch…

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FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010

THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010

How to Make Your Own Butter

Here's another re-post from early in our year long experiment about how we figured out how to make our own butter.We discovered in our research of Inland Northwest dairy producers, that there is no local butter. Darigold comes from west of the mountains and I'm…

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TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2010

MONDAY, MAY 10, 2010

 (Craig Goodwin)

Spring Wildflowers in Blue

The wildflowers are shifting from yellow to blue. Some of them look kind of purple but my wildflower book categorizes them as blue. The Common camas is the breviflora variety (Camassia breviflora). Upon seeing an abundance of camas flowers on the Lewis and Clark expedition,…

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Year of Plenty

The Year of Plenty blog was created by Craig Goodwin in the winter of 2008 to chronicle the experiences of his family as they sought to consume everything local, used, homegrown or homemade. That journey was a wonderful introduction to people and movements in the Spokane area who are seeking the welfare of the community through local foods, farmers markets, community gardens, sustainable transportation, and more fulfilling and just patterns of consumption. In 2009 and beyond the blog will continue to report on these relationships and practices, all through the eyes of a family with young children. Craig manages the Millwood Farmers' Market, is a Master Food Preserver and Pastor at Millwood Presbyterian Church. Craig can be reached at