three million gallons of water per minute More than one billion gallons of water in California go to growing alfalfa—a nutrient-rich plant in high demand from ranches and dairy farms. When pastures are not available (during winter or during extended droughts that shorten pasture…
This week we nerd out on watermelons (available May to October). All living beings on Earth constantly search for water—tree roots grow into cracked or…
arugula salad with politics on the side In 2007, at the mandatory Iowa stop, presidential hopeful Barack Obama greeted the crowd and then offended at l…
This week we nerd out on arugula (available year-round). Arugula: the leafy green that is a popular salad ingredient and isn't a lettuce.
wait, how much for a basket of strawberries? Now that winter’s gone, there’s a new fruit in town: the strawberry! After a winter season full of citrus,…
This week, we nerd out on Brussels sprouts (available September - May). Abuelitas, omas, or grandmas leave edible legacies. “The way grandma used to ma…
This week we nerd out on makrut lime (fruit available November-January, leaves available year-round). “As American as apple pie” is an idiom that descr…
This week we explore sweet potatoes (peak availability September-December). Sometimes the best way to understand what something is, is to start from wh…
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