Edible Omaha

Raising Farmers

A Mother’s Role in Agriculture By Summer Miller | Photography by Alison Bickel Life on the farm means running a business and family simultaneously, every minute of every day. For a couple, it means handing off children, trading responsibilities and conducting an orchestra of shared responsibilities. Farm families have no time for inflated egos or a … Read moreRaising Farmers

Herbs as Medicine Emerging in Lincoln Garden

Grow Your Own Prescription for Health Story by Sandra Wendel Herb seedlings are sprouting, but their beginning dates back to February—in Paul and Nicole Saville’s seed-starting basement room in Lincoln, in a cold frame in their backyard and in a hoop house shared by the fledgling farmers on land near Lincoln—all part of a pioneering … Read moreHerbs as Medicine Emerging in Lincoln Garden

The Milkweed Pioneer

A Native Plant Project By Amy Sand | Photography by Ariel Fried Can compost change an entire organization’s operations? Ask Kyle Johnson, the land maintenance technician and one-man crew at the Joslyn Art Museum. After two years on the job, Kyle felt confident in his regular duties and began to look for more efficient ways … Read moreThe Milkweed Pioneer

Students Dish Up Winners

Culinary Contestants Shine Story and Photography by Ariel Fried On a crisp February day, high school students from across a 100-mile radius gathered at Metropolitan Community College’s Institute for the Culinary Arts for the 2015 High School Culinary Invitational. A showcase for culinary and academic talents, each team was assigned a mentor for the day; … Read moreStudents Dish Up Winners

Roasted New Potatoes with Garlic Scapes

Yield: 8 servings 1 pound new potatoes, cleaned and dried 1 bunch garlic scapes, chopped into 1-inch pieces (about ½ cup) 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, optional Kosher salt and pepper, to taste Preheat oven to 450°. Cut potatoes evenly into pieces roughly the size of your thumb. Put potatoes … Read moreRoasted New Potatoes with Garlic Scapes