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In its first month, Sheffield’s new locally sourced ice cream shop, Modern Milk Bar, has caught on fast

Traditional, good-quality ice cream made from local, real-food ingredients is the vision of Modern Milk Bar.

The Self-Taught Gardener: Learning to adapt

In a duel with the coronavirus, years of gardening have taught our Self-Taught Gardener that we will lose. But there is a better option.

NATURE’S TURN: The Giving Garden

I bent over the sage and lavender, searching for new green leaves. They should have appeared by now. Yes, there was some new growth but, clearly, many stems had expired.

NATURE’S TURN: Forager, gardener and cook

Until quite recently, wild foods, both weeds and wildcrafted, had been the purview of naturalists and their followers. Today, chefs seek out foraged edibles to introduce to diners.

NATURE’S TURN: Succession sowing; gentler, greener growing practices

As you prepare for succession planting and look ahead to new growing spaces, please consider that creating and maintaining permanent planting beds is the starting point for recognizing soil as an ecosystem of micro- and macro-organisms.

WEEDS: Adventures with wild foods

You may wish to take a more direct approach to the practice. If you have a back yard: stop mowing it. There are edible plants there waiting for their chance to bloom, so to speak.
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