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The Barefoot Gardener

Apr 23, 2014 1:00am

I once heard someone describe celery as “useless.” Though most of us think of celery as a simple food used as a culinary additive or served raw with dip, did you know that originally it was grown...

Laka, the Goddess of Hula

Updated: Apr 17, 2014 5:47am

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Apr 09, 2014 7:27am

I’ll let you in on a little secret that your local cable provider probably doesn’t want me sharing: I dumped my entire cable package, opting for Internet access only. Netflix is the sole cause...

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The Best Thing I Ate All Week

Updated: Apr 17, 2014 5:56am

As a lifelong vegetarian (who’s currently having an identity crisis with that label, but more on that later), I’ve eaten a heck of a lot of breakfast burritos. They’ve all been egg free in my...

The Barefoot Gardener

Apr 02, 2014 1:00am

Seeing a gourd being played as an instrument to accompany hula, it’s hard to visualize the common cucumber being in the same family as gourds, watermelon, pumpkin, zucchini, and other types of...

Big Island Green

Updated: Mar 26, 2014 9:07am

Enhancing the length and quality of bees’ lives could possibly be one of the most important efforts to ensure higher agricultural yields, especially with Hawai’i’s present effort to eat local....

The Barefoot Gardener

Updated: Mar 26, 2014 9:07am

For those of you who have wished for a bountiful vegetable garden, there’s no better time than the first week of spring to get started. The hardest decision may be deciding where you want your new...

Growing a Green Economy

Mar 26, 2014 10:10am

The economic cloud of a generation may have a green lining. Despite the downturn, consumer spending on green products and services continues to increase. While surveys illustrates that one in...

The Barefoot Gardener

Mar 19, 2014 1:00am

There’s nothing like the refreshing taste of fresh-squeezed citrus juice or munching on a cold orange in the Hawaiian heat, and for those who have a member of the citrus family growing on their...

The bright blue flowers of the artichoke plants make it a showstopper in any garden.

The Barefoot Gardener

Mar 12, 2014 1:29am

Whoever thought of steaming the bulbous green head of a thistle plant came up with a pretty good idea. Cynara scolymus, a thistle commonly known as artichoke, is a member of the sunflower family...

The Barefoot Gardener

Mar 05, 2014 1:00am

Many people love lettuce in a salad, though I have heard some people proclaim that it doesn’t have enough nutrients to stain your shirt. One thing is for sure though — love it or leave it, lettuce...

Big Island Green

Mar 04, 2014 9:39pm

Poll results released by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on February 18 showed 75 percent of respondents preferred that Genetically Engineered (GE) products be labeled. Sixty-four countries and the...

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