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Year of Plenty

MONDAY, MAY 10, 2010

SATURDAY, MAY 8, 2010

FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2010

THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2010

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2010

How to Can Pickled Asparagus

Asparagus will start showing up in abundance at area farmers' markets in a few weeks. Below is the recipe for Canning Pickled Asparagus from the National Center for Home Food Preservation. Always use a trusted, scientifically based home canning recipe and never improvise the recipe.…

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TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2010

MONDAY, MAY 3, 2010

SUNDAY, MAY 2, 2010

God in the Garden

Picture: Dan Hansen helps put in irrigation at the Pumpkin Patch Community Garden.Here's a promo for the NPR "God in the Garden" radio program that I was interviewed for a couple weeks ago. It will play on Boise NPR tomorrow 91.5 and then probably trickle…

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SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2010

FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2010

THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010

Happy Meals Banned in Santa Clara County 

In a previous post I mentioned an effort to oust Ronald McDonald from the McDonald's marketing scheme;The same folks that brought an end to Joe Camel are taking a run at ending the reign of Ronald McDonald, a "deep fried Joe Camel for the 21st…

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TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2010


Year of Plenty Passes 100,000 Page Views

I realized today that our little blog just passed the 100,000 lifetime page views milestone. That's pretty small potatoes as the internet goes but it does remind me of the joy of our family's journey over the last 2+ years and makes me grateful for…

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MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2010


SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2010

FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2010

TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2010

MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010


Michael Pollan and His Vampire Coven

Here's a bit of creative cultural commentary. If you're familiar with the Twilight series of books and movies you know about the self restrained, blood sucking vampires who choose to suck the blood of animals instead of humans. Emily Colette Wilkinson offers up some commentary…

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FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2010

THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2010

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 goody2230@gmail.com