You might call this the “green” edition of our weekly news links because we have three stories about gardening and vegetables. We start with two articles that show that gardening appeals to all ages, plus we have a link to salad recipes for those veggies from your garden or local farmers’ market. Our links end with news about what foods are replacing unhealthy options in school vending machines, and some interesting findings on the dangers of sitting too much.
You don’t need a big space to grow veggies and more
This retiree proves that you don’t need a lot of space to enjoy your own garden. Sue Welcher has planted tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, baby lettuce, spinach and parsley on the side of her house in her planned-unit community.
Field report: A Michigan teen farms her backyard
Instead of hanging out at the mall, this teen is making money from her garden. She charges members $100 to $175 for two months of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Usher in salad days with these fresh, healthy offerings
Our blog readers love new recipes, so check out the recipe for BLT salad, Tuscan bread salad and more. The recipes are just a few of those featured in a book titled, “Salad” that sells for $4.99 at Aldi.
Snack attack: schools try to get the junk out
Some schools are changing what’s being offered in school vending machines. They’re taking the soda and chips out, and putting in healthier options like water, milk, fresh fruit and yogurt bars.
Scientists meet to debate dangers of sitting
You won’t want to read this report sitting down. According to preliminary studies, people who sit a lot are more likely to be overweight, suffer from heart disease or have decreased circulation.