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10 Ideas to Celebrate Labor Day

By Sarah Hunt, AZFB Communications Intern Photo by user: Free-Photos on Pixabay   Labor Day weekend is coming up! I am always stumped what to do to celebrate if I wait until the last minute to plan our celebration, so … Continue reading

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May Showers Bring Spring Flowers: How To Grow Your Flower Garden

By Alexandra Pettit, AZFB Communication Intern Spring has sprung and its time to start your flower garden. Even someone with the brownest thumb can design and maintain an amazing flower garden. Here is a step by step guide on how … Continue reading

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Summer Barbecue Staples

By Alexandra Pettit, AZFB Communications Intern Well, its officially May and we have hit the 100s. With the introduction of the warmer weather comes summertime celebrations. In my family, summertime BBQs are a favorite and are always a blast. With … Continue reading

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Fun Facts About Salsa

By Alexandra Pettit AZFB Communications Intern Did you know that May is national salsa month! May is also known for a very popular holiday Cinco de mayo! In celebration of this holiday, we wanted to share some interesting facts about … Continue reading

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How Our Backyard Garden Encouraged Adventurous Eating in My Toddler

When my son was almost 3 years old, we finally moved into a home with some outdoor space. It was early spring and – with boxes still waiting to be unpacked – we focused on getting our backyard garden going. I had big plans for that small garden. My son, a once adventurous eater, was suddenly very particular. He was no longer eating his veggies! This garden would act as an outdoor classroom to teach him the alchemy of growing food – and hopefully to get him to show some enthusiasm about the vegetables I was putting on his plate. Long story short – it was a success! The trick was to involve him in every step.

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