Seed Sampler: Year-Round Herb Garden on AADL.TV

Have you ever wanted fresh herbs in the middle of the winter without having to drive to the grocery store? Or you want to grow plants indoors because you don't have any garden space outside? Follow along with one AADL staff member's experiments to grow herbs in his basement in the cold months. Don't let the lack of space or sun keep you from making winter pesto!

Recipe Share | Energy Boosters on AADL.TV

Each week, AADL staff members share recipes in a specific category – from “Unusual Veggies” to “Favorite Cookies” - whether tried and true or tried and failed.

The recipes that are discussed in this episode are attached to this event page.

Please join the conversation in the comments section! What are your favorite recipes from this week’s category?

Recipe Share | Better as Leftovers on AADL.TV

Each week, AADL staff members share recipes in a specific category – from “Unusual Veggies” to “Favorite Cookies” - whether tried and true or tried and failed.

The recipes that are discussed in this episode are attached to this event page.

Please join the conversation in the comments section! What are your favorite recipes from this week’s category?

Culinary Historians | The Provisions of War

This panel discussion brings together some of the contributors to the recent anthology “The Provisions of War: Expanding the Boundaries of Food and Conflict 1840-1990.” The central theme of this book, and of our panel discussion, is how soldiers, civilians, and communities have attempted to use food (and its absence, deprivation and hunger) as both a weapon of war and a unifying force in establishing governmental control and cultural cohesion during times of conflict.

Unique CSAs

Many CSAs take the form of a vegetable box or subscription that you receive or pick up each week during the growing season. But did you know that there are lots of unique CSAs available too? AADL talks with Adrianne Gammie of Marilla Field flower farm talks about her flower CSA and explains how more unusual CSAs work!

What is a CSA?

Interested in signing up for a CSA this year but not sure what exactly a CSA is? Alex Ball, owner of Old City Acres, a Washtenaw County farm that offers CSAs each year tells us a little bit about what CSAs are, how they benefit farmers and the community and what you might expect out of your CSA!

CSA stands for Community-supported agriculture or cropsharing. It's a system that connects the producer and consumers directly, allowing the consumer to subscribe to the harvest of a certain farm or group of farms.