About the Author

Kenny Coogan

Kenny Coogan is a food, farm, and flower columnist. Coogan leads workshops about owning chickens, vegetable gardening, animal training, and corporate team building on his homestead. His newest book 99 ½ Homesteading Poems: A Backyard Guide to Raising Creatures, Growing Opportunity, and Cultivating Communityis now available at kennycoogan.com.
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Articles by Kenny Coogan

Summer Green Smoothie Recipes
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Whether making a green smoothie or adding summer greens to a fruit smoothie, these blended concoctions are healthy and revitalizing. The last year or so of high …

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A Recipe for Luxurious Luffas
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites “Taste this,” Paew Piromya tells me in her father’s Bangkok restaurant as she passes a green vegetable dish with brown gravy across the table. “Guess what it is.” …

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The Cushaw Squash
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Probably deep in the stages of REM sleep, my Tampa, Florida, friend MJ Clark suddenly woke up to the sound of a large object falling through a …

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When The iGeneration Gardens
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Photos and Story By Kenny Coogan, Florida Turning off your televisions and mobile devices and spending some uninterrupted time with your family and yard may not only …

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Boost Profits and Prolong Growing Season with Japanese Vegetables
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Whether you are looking to boost profits at a farmers market or extend your growing season, Japanese vegetables are the way to go. Japanese vegetables should be …

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Growing and Cooking Tangy Tomatillos
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Tomatillos have a tangy, slightly herbal flavor and are most often used in salsas and sauces. A tomatillo can be eaten raw, making for a great salad …

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Growing a Community with School Garden Grants
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites School garden grants are only a piece of what makes a plot sustainable. Much like a child, it takes a village to care for a school garden, …

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A Guide to Pepper Plant Diseases
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Hot, sweet, purple, yellow, wrinkly or bell – I love all peppers. If you find yourself wanting to harvest your peck of peppers, but are having trouble …

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Cucurbita Moschata: Growing Butternut Squash from Seed
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Growing butternut squash (Cucurbita moschata) from seed, which is categorized as a winter squash, is similar to that of pumpkins, cantaloupe, and cucumbers who all reside in …

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Go Green with Sedum Roofs
February 26, 2019 · · Fences, Sheds & Barns

Add to Favorites Having a sedum roof or other live plants growing purposefully on your barn, coop or dwelling has many advantages. In addition to being aesthetic, these living roofs …

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Growing Squash in Containers: Green Striped Cushaw
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Growing squash in containers, or small defined areas, came easy for my friend MJ. One morning she woke up and saw a splattered squash on the street. …

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Top 10 Witch Hazel Uses
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Available in lotions, pads, distilled extracts and even suppositories, witch hazel uses are widespread. Earlier this summer I was weeding in shorts, and I was stung or …

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