10 Things You Didn't Know About St Patrick's Day
Let it RAIN!
1.The first St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the United States was held in Boston (1737).
2.Shamrocks are the national flower/emblem of Ireland.
3.The color of St. Patrick’s Day was originally blue.
Wearing green has become a staple of St. Patrick’s Day, but the holiday was originally associated with the color blue. It’s thought that the shift to green happened because of Ireland’s nickname “The Emerald Isle,” the green in the Irish flag and the shamrock, or clover. Green ribbons and shamrocks were worn as early as the 17th century
How To Start An Old School Vegetable Garden: Beginners' Guide
No one ever wants to say it. In fact, I actually spell it out instead of saying it out loud when I’m speaking with a client. “What happens in case it was to R-A-I-N?” The fact of the matter is, whether you are hosting an inside or an outside event, rain can tend to throw a kink into things. In fact, you should always prepare yourself and wrap your mind around the idea that it may not go exactly the way you always pictured. The good news is, most of the time, it goes even better. And I’ve always heard it’s good luck to have a little rain on your wedding day ;)
Say 'No' to Fast Food and 'Yes' to Slow Food
There is nothing quite like strolling out to the garden and harvesting fresh vegetables that you grew yourself. Vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh juicy snap peas, crunchy colorful carrots, and the freshest of herbs are just some of the wonderful things you can grow in a home garden.
Love In The Field
Good, clean and fair food for all. The mission of Slow Food is seemingly simple, but with implications that are anything but. The movement began in Italy almost 40 years ago when a popular fast food chain announced it was coming to town. Protests broke out rooted in fear for the future of Italy’s local food culture. But, in fittingly Italian fashion, protesters revolted holding large bowls of penne pasta instead of signs. They chanted, “We don’t want fast food … we want slow food!” Today, the Slow Food organization has chapters in more than 150 countries and a presence in almost every state in America.
Top 4 Tips For Sustainable Eating
Love on a working farm is definitely the Nashville way, and when Sara + Brett decided to have their wedding at Old School Farm, their dream became a reality.
Do you know where your breakfast egg came from? How about the vegetables you had for lunch? Probably not, but you’re not alone.
Most people don’t know where their food came from and there’s a growing movement to change that. It goes under many names, like farm-to-table, farm-to-fork and sustainable eating, and it’s a social movement that promotes not only knowing where your food comes from, but acquiring it from local, sustainable sources.