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Communication – Climate & Sustainability for Teachers Project

This internship involves a blend of research, keeping up with developments in the Climate & Sustainability for Teachers project, and communicating with teachers via email and a new blog. Some of this work can be done independently, once the intern is … more

Dandelion

Often thought of as a weed, dandelions are also a rich food source. The common dandelion has bright yellow flowers, greens, and a taproot. Dandelions are though to have originated in central Asia but now occurs naturally throughout the world. … more

Carrot

The taproot is the most commonly used food from carrots, and while most of these are orange in color, black, purple, red, white, and yellow carrots are also cultivated. Carrots originated thousands of years ago in southwestern Asia and Europe, … more

Mango food facts

Mangoes are a tree-born fruit common to warm & tropical regions. (Many varieties grow wild in these climates.) Originated in southern Asia Harvest season in the LV: n/a Growing conditions: Frost-free climate. Like apples, mango trees often do not breed … more

Nut – food facts

Nuts are hard-shelled fruit of certain trees, including acorns (oak tree), cashews, chestnuts, and filberts or hazelnuts. Almonds, Brazil nuts, pecans, pistachios, & walnuts are generally considered nuts, although they are not true nuts. Peanuts are also thought of as … more

Peanut – food facts

Peanuts have been grown for thousands of years, but are legumes, not true nuts. Peanuts grow on relatively small flowering plants, with the nut itself growing on a small tendril that drops into the soil. They eaten as a food … more

Pea – food facts

Peas are small, spherical fruit that grow in a pod that have been a staple for thousands of years.  Most peas are green, but some varieties are yellow. (Technically, peas are a fruit, since they develop from the ovary and … more

Blackberry – food facts

Blackberries grow on thorny bushes whose canes bear berries in their second year; blackberry and its many cousins (including raspberries) are native in many parts of the world. Related: Raspberries, ‘black caps’ Harvest season in the LV: late June through … more

Beet – food facts

Beets are a very nutritious food, generally known for their red or purple roots, but some varieties have white or yellow roots; beet greens are also very nutritious Harvest season in the LV: late June through early November Growing conditions: … more

Bean – food facts

Beans are in the legume family, which also includes alfalfa, clover, lentils, peanuts, peas, and snow peas. Some beans are picked green and eaten as complete pods; others are shelled and dried for storage and later use. It is thought … more