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A Firsthand Look at “Farm to Table”

A Firsthand Look at “Farm to Table”

The farm-to-table movement has forever altered the way we think about dining out. Read more about other benefits of community gardening and local, healthy eating.

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10 Clever Ways To Reuse Plastic Shopping Bags

10 Clever Ways To Reuse Plastic Shopping Bags

Here are 10 practical ways you can reuse and recycle all those plastic shopping bags, to save money and the environment!

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Ollas: Clay Pots For Easy Garden Irrigation And Water Conservation

Ollas: Clay Pots For Easy Garden Irrigation And Water Conservation

Water conservation is an important part of protecting our Earth. Learn about the device that is hailed as “the most efficient irrigation system known to man.”

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Lincoln Lore

Lincoln Lore

On April 15, 1865, one of our most revered presidents was assassinated. Here are 12 interesting and maybe not-so-well-known facts about our 16th president.

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Memorable Animals of TV, Books, and Film

Memorable Animals of TV, Books, and Film

Do you remember any of these famed furry friends?

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What The Heck Is An Empanada?

What The Heck Is An Empanada?

April 8th is National Empanada Day! But what exactly are they? We share some history, and two recipes for you to try!

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10 Popular Snack Foods Of Japan

10 Popular Snack Foods Of Japan

What do the people in Japan do when they feel like snacking?

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Brain Teasers and Riddles!

Brain Teasers and Riddles!

Just because April Fools’ Day is over, it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy more fun and games! Check out these fun brain teasers!

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Farmers’ Almanac Forced To Reveal Weather Forecaster’s True Identity

The Almanac’s accuracy of the last two winter forecasts forces editors to reveal the true identity of Caleb Weatherbee. Read more.

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If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1910, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.