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A fellow Illinois Extension colleague shared a blog last year titled "Kitchen Scrap Gardening." You might have heard of these home kitchen experiments regrowing foods from leftover seeds, stems, and scraps.

Using the stem leftover from my last post on freezing celery, I have been growing and documenting my journey of growing celery from "scrap." If you want to try it at home, download this step-by-step handout to get started.

As of May 2019, the celery is not large enough to harvest and eat. If it gets there – here's hoping – find updates on Facebook at nutritiondmp.

Today's post was written by Caitlin Mellendorf. Caitlin Mellendorf, MS, RD, is a registered dietitian and Nutrition & Wellness Educator serving DeWitt, Macon, and Piatt Counties. She teaches nutrition- and food-based lessons around heart health, food safety, diabetes, and others. In all classes, she encourages trying new foods, gaining confidence in healthy eating, and getting back into our kitchens.