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Feature Story

Holy Days or Holidays

Since the beginning of human civilization, holidays or days of observance have been cherished as special occasions amongst families and larger communities. The original holidays of humanity are extremely important, and they started as holy days observing very specific spiritual and/or astronomic events. Presently, the “holiday season” still brings joy and comfort to all in […]

Kem Life

Community Gardens in Chicago

Food is one of the most vital and basic necessities for any human being. Yet, today, too many Americans are lacking knowledge and/or interest about how to grow it for themselves. The dramatic disconnect between humans and food, the very thing that supports our existence, puts so many people, knowingly or not, in a vulnerable […]

Survivor's Notebook

Starting Your Garden: Deciding What To Plant

Now that you’ve answered the first five questions (See the previous issue, volume 15.4, on sunnysidemagazine.org for details), the next question you want to know is “How much should I plant?” Use this rough guide to figure out what 10 running feet of each vegetable will yield over the growing season. Plus, there will be […]

Feature Story

BEFORE YOU PLANT: The Top 5 Questions To Ask Yourself

If you’ve been considering starting a garden this year, now is the time to start planning. If this is your first time starting a garden, here are some basic questions to ask before you start.

Survivor's Notebook

Survivor’s Notebook: Soilutions-Food Is Power

by Kasabez Maakmaah “Through study of the history of man, we realized that most of the knowledge that we enjoy today was acquired through man’s interaction with nature…” said Julian Sample as we sat outside on a sunny fall afternoon. I was there to interview him and his wife, Kenya, about the garden that they […]