PLANET GARDEN: Eco-Friendly Resource Guide

Planet Garden Girl Scout Granola

Posted in Sustainable Column by planetgarden on October 28, 2009

102409 bluebird pics girlscouts 297The Girls Scout in Middle Georgia had a fun learning experience on “Growing Up Green” at The Rock Ranch last Saturday.  Local Scouts stopped in Bluebird Market for an earlybird breakfast and to learn how to make healthy, warm breakfast cereals at the Bluebird Market Kitchen Show. Girl Scouts also learned how buying locally grown produce is part of Growing Up Green as they shopped at the Bluebird Farmer’s Market.
The Kitchen Show was a lesson especially chosen for Girl Scouts about quick and easy preparation for a delicious and nutritious breakfast cereal.  Scout Leader, Cindy Friar, stated Girl Scout Granola would also be great as a trail mix on their hikes.
Alice Verseman was delighted to be chosen by popular audience response as one of the Bluebird Market Kitchen Show Hosts. Auditions continue this week with Bess Mayo sharing her W. African Pumpkin Soup and Bob James will teach us about Winter Squashes, including acorn, butternut and yellow squash. Judi Waterman will also be available for questions on how to cook a pumpkin. Be sure to email bluebirdmarket@gmail.com if you have a recipe you would like to audition with for the Kitchen Show.
Alice Versemann hosted the informative cooking lesson on easy preparation of healthy and warm homemade breakfast cereals. Here is the recipe for Girl Scout Granola using fresh and local produce in season like Georgia pecans, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.
Find all the Bluebird Kitchen Show recipes online at http://www.culinate.com/market/bluebird+market
 
Girl Scout Granola
4 cups old fashioned Quaker Oats
1/2 cup craisins
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cut sunflower seeds
1/2 cup Georgia pecans
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 cup local honey
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup light brown sugar or turbinado sugar(optional)
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
 
Steps
 
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix oats, fruits, seeds, nuts and cinnamon in large bowl.
Combine honey, syrup, brown sugar and oil in a glass bowl and heat together in microwave. Pour over oat mixture tossing with a spoon. Spread evenly on cookie sheet and bake, stirring occasionally, for about 25 minutes or until toasted. Cool completely and break into chunks.
Store in airtight glass jar for up to one month.

Enrich your life on Saturdays at the Bluebird Market. Explore with us each week to discover simple ways we can affordably contribute to sustainable and renewable eco-friendly living. Find resources online at http://www.bluebirdmarket.com. Email EE questions to: bluebirdmarket@gmail.com.

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Planet Garden Resource Guide Links to Georgia Green and Healthy Schools

Posted in Environmental Education by planetgarden on April 8, 2009

Georgia Green and Healthy Schools is Planet Garden’s favorite online source for green and healthy EE serving Georgia schools.

Click here to visit this terrific site for eco-friendly classroom resources.

Click here for Contests listing by Georgia Green and Healthy Schools

Click here for Grants listing by Georgia Green and Healthy Schools

Click here for Events listing by Georgia Green and Healthy Schools

Planet Garden is EE Effort of Greensun Recycling

Posted in Environmental Education by planetgarden on April 6, 2009

Visit the Thomaston Times for eco-friendly actions in Middle Georgia.  Planet Garden is ancopy-of-earthday-poster-1 Environmental Education Effort of Greensun Recycling. Follow our community victory garden project.   Click here for Sustainable Living Weekly Column.

“We want our planet to be a garden, not a landfill. 

So we have fun developing and educating about recycling.”