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Thanksgiving Real Food Recipe: Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Nothing goes better together better than warm soup on a chilly day. Add this to your thanksgiving menu to keep your guests warm and satisfied. Ingredients  1 tablespoon of oil 6 cups chopped butternut squash 2 medium shallots thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves thinly sliced 1.5 tbsp curry powder 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1 can of […]


Thanksgiving Real Food Recipe: Roasted Beet Salad

Just a few of the things we’re thankful for this year: 1. Real Food 2. Delicious and Nutritious Recipes Add this amazing salad to your Thanksgiving feast!  Ingredients  1 lb of beets (leaves removed) 1 teaspoon of red wine vinegar 1-2 teaspoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Salt to taste Toast & goat cheese (optional) […]


Fall/Winter Learning Garden Workshop Resources

Winter is coming! As exciting as this season is for skiers, ice skaters, snow-people builders, and cold-weather lovers of all types, it is rest time for the garden and planning time for Garden Teams. Over the next couple of weeks, students and garden teams will be out doing final summer/fall harvests, amending and exploring the […]


You say “potato”, I say “sweet potato”: A guide to Harvesting Sweet Potatoes

With their delicate, pleasing flavor and high amounts of beta-carotene, vitamin C and, dietary fiber, sweet potatoes can offer a nutritious pop of color to your plate, and serve as a hearty base for the meal. Foodies have started topping baked slices of sweet potato with avocado and microgreens like toast’s hipper gluten-free cousin. And […]


Indy Summer Harvest and Fall Planting Workshop Resources 2018

As we transition into fall, Learning Gardens around Indianapolis have produce ready to harvest and use in the classroom. Big Green is home to numerous resources designed to help teachers, administrators, and volunteers safely collect produce from the garden and keep track of their yield. We also have several simple and tasty ways to prepare […]