Bags of blueberries in a cooler.Everything’s bigger in Texas, or so they say. It’s June, so naturally we sunscreened up and drove out to the blueberry farm to fill our buckets. We took our northern friends who were only familiar with Alaskan groundberries (lowbush variety). They had never seen such enormous blueberries or bushes before. It’s a lot easier to fill a gallon bucket when you’re picking blueberries the size of grapes.

Highbush, or cultivated blueberries are the result of applying plant breeding techniques to wild swamp berries. They thrive in the acidic soil of the East Texas Piney Woods region.

Blueberries are indigenous to North America and only on this continent are they grown in quantity as a commercial crop.

Between 8 people (including two six year olds and a three year old), we picked 49lbs of blueberries. Some are muffin bound, some will be baked into a pie, plopped into a parfait or smoothie, or munched straight out of the bag with plenty left over to give away.

Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup buttermilk

2 eggs beaten

1/4 lb butter

1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries

Sift dry ingredients together into a large bowl. Make a well in the center and add buttermilk, eggs and butter (melted and slightly browned). Mix well. Fold in blueberries. Fill well greased muffin tins half full and bake at 400 F for 20 minutes. Serve warm.

 

 

 

Re-Greening the Deserts

Yacouba Sawadogo has been leading the efforts in Burkina Faso to reclaim the encroaching desert as a productive, biodiverse region by using methods such as tree intercropping.

Gardening for Coral

We love good news about the ocean! We found this great story about the ‘coral gardeners’ who are successfully restoring and protecting some of the world’s coral reefs.

Meet the Author, Sheryl Davis

I believe that one of the best ways to promote the environmental health of the planet is to communicate sustainability values and practices to children and young people through books, activities, and projects. I try to do this with my own boys, and I hope my Daniel McFly series inspires you and the children in your lives to help care for our Earth.

COP ’26 – Real Change, or More Talk?

The 2021 Global Conference on Health & Climate Change on Nov. 6, 2022 was billed as the “most important and far-reaching summit on environmental health yet.” But was it?

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Hi! I'm Daniel

I am busy everyday learning about the world around me and how I can protect the environment.

I can’t do this alone. I need you and your friends to help!

The Mystical Magical Abracadabracal Daniel McDougal McDouglas McFly

A great addition to your child’s bookshelf, a classroom and we offer bulk discounts.

I would love to get to know you. Like our Facebook page and keep an eye out for events, book signings, great activities and more!

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Arlington, MA 02476

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Arlington, MA 02476

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