In many metropolitan areas, urban foresters ensure flowering fruit trees don't bear fruit to keep it from being trampled into slippery sidewalk jelly. But a group of fruit fans in the San Francisco Bay Area is surreptitiously grafting fruit-bearing tree limbs onto those fruitless trees.
The program, which is run by engineers, currently feeds 1.3 million children, making it one of the largest school lunch programs in the world. The program is so cost-effective it's become a Harvard Business School case study.
The early spring has been great for recreation and those with cabin-fever, but it's been a headache for farmers and other growers. In Wisconsin, orchard and vineyard owners have trees and vines in early bloom, but are now up at night battling frost.
A long-standing myth holds that Catholics eat fish on Fridays because of a secret pact a medieval pope made to sell more fish. That's just a fish tale. The real story behind fish Fridays is much better.
These days, there are hundreds of quality kosher wines, so there's no need to dread the four glasses involved in the ceremonial Passover Seder. Host Michel Martin discusses the expanding world of kosher wine with Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld of the National Synagogue, and wine aficionado Yossie Horwitz.
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