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Nucifera Co-Founder Meredith Baird Talks About The Balm With Garden Eats

If you haven’t met Meredith, the best way I can describe knowing her is watching how she moves effortlessly through life connecting wonderful people, creating beautiful, high-vibration food and curating the finest in design, art, research and ideas to enhance modern living. Basically, everything she touches around her flourishes- she’s author of several gorgeous raw and vegan food books- her latest is Coconut Kitchen and with the launch of Nucifera comes and entirely new adventure for Meredith, she’s about to become the parent of who we know is going to be a very cultured babe! Please welcome Garden Eats’ friend, the lovely, Meredith Baird, co-founder of what we’ve found is now one of life’s necessities, Nucifera’s The Balm. Garden Eats: We use Nucifera on all of my parts haha. What’s your favorite use for Nucifera? Meredith Baird for Nucifera: I think my favorite thing to use it for is actually as a face wash. I massage into my skin (and on my eyes if wearing eye makeup) and remove with a warm washcloth to gently …

Mindful Attendance with Catherine Costanza of Rochester, New York’s Catherine Rising

Photos above by Jackie Meyvis Meet Catherine Constanza of Rochester New York’s Catherine Rising. Located in The Hungerford building, Catherine says she can’t believe it’s been three years since she moved her life and business up to the flour city from Brooklyn. When I met Catherine, I felt like I’d known her forever! She’s here today to share how she stays tuned to nature to be present in her everyday, both in work and her personal life. Garden Eats: How we mindfully attend to our daily lives is as important as the activities we fill it with — how does your work mirror this attitude? Catherine: Yes- I feel like I have this idea of this beautiful and mindful life that I want to live. I work to create products that are aligned with that idea so I can use them in my own life, and so I can share those ideas and practices with others. GE: Tell us about how you stay hygge in your personal life. C: I pay attention to details, and …

Ugly Duck Coffee New Rochester Location Now Open & Our Interview Via Boomtown Table

THINK YOU’D BE MORE EXCITED TO GO TO WORK IF YOU COULD REFRESH YOUR SCENERY THROUGHOUT THE WEEK? That’s exactly what Rory Van Grol does. Last year, the former punk and hardcore vocalist traded the mic-in-hand for Ugly Duck Coffee, a roving, pop-up coffee bar that calls a different Rochester business home each day. We recently caught up with Van Grol to get the scoop on the upcoming opening of Ugly Duck’s brick and mortar shop, coffee traditions and what it means to grow a family-shared business in the Rochester community. Read Christine’s interview with Van Grol at Boomtown Table & tell him we sent you when you stop by the new location! While you’re at Boomtown, check out a visual tour of Ugly Duck’s soft opening. Post photo by Dan Gribbin Feature photo via Boomtown Table

A Farm Grows In Rochester: Interview with Seedfolk City Farm for Boomtown Table

Lisa Barker didn’t grow up wondering where her next meal was coming from, but food security issues directly affect over 135,000 people — many of them youth — in the Rochester area. Seedfolk City Farm, where Barker serves as director, started as a response to food security with the mission to create sustainable, resourcefulness through food growing. Three years after it began, Seedfolk has transformed into a viable, multi-site urban farm across the city. I chat with Barker about what’s ahead for winter, Seedfolk’s latest endeavors aimed toward culinary career collaborations — and an exciting development in store for spring 2016. Read the interview at Boomtown Table.

In EcoKatLA’s Medicinal Garden & Growing Medicinals In The CA Drought

It’s been a tough year for most of our growing friends- especially ones who grow plants used for medicines. Many had to make challenging decisions due to the exceptionally dry conditions. Our friend Kat, joining us today from LA today is no exception. Without optimal soil nourishment, the drought had her thinking twice about how she’d be wise with her resources this season, yet still grow the healing plants she’s known for providing the greater Los Angeles community. We caught up with Kat in her medicinal garden for a chat on what her season looked like. Garden Eats: What new herbs or plants are you growing this year Kat? Kat: We’re growing a few new varieties this year that will add to the resiliency of our gardens. One was gifted to us by a friend, an Ice Cream Bean tree (Inga edulis), which is a fast-growing, nitrogen- fixing and drought-tolerant shade tree that bares bean pods after about three years. The pods are filled with beans and surrounding them is this cottony white filling that …

Happy Earth Day From Three Lily Farm

To celebrate Earth Day this year we’re welcoming new friends from Three Lily Farm up in Maine. While planting trees and improving recycling practices are the usual virtues sung on Earth Day, for Frank Giglio, chef, teacher, farmhand, poppa to Wilder and co-founder of Maine’s Three Lily Farm- everyday is Earth Day! Frank and his family aren’t living the life most of us are accustomed to. He lives far from town. His family makes their own butter. Their home is solar powered. Frank and his family are what us city and suburban dwelling folk often refer to as “off-griders”… Situated on 26 beautiful acres is the farm that Frank, his wife Camille and son Wilder call home. A wild forager’s dream-scape, the family’s expanse is filled with gardens, wild foods and animals. While it may seem daunting to consider leaving behind the conveniences of modern living, Frank and his family say while they had little experience prior to moving to their farm, there is no place they’d now rather be. Please welcome Frank to Garden Eats …