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   Jul 12

Project #4: Front Yard Part 10,423,765

So, I know we’ll be talking about xeriscaping later this year, but here’s a little preview of what I’ve been working on in my front yard for the past 3 years. As you can see from the before, it was pretty much a blank slate. And, I hate grass. I hate grass like I hate […]

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   Mar 30

Celebrate Earth Day with New Leaf Market

Saturday, April 17 (same day as the Wisteria field trip) 10:00 am to 6:00 pm The first 100 people to make the Earth Day pledge will receive a free pepper or tomato plant. There will also be representatives from Waste Management with information on local recycling practices.

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   Mar 26

Green Up Your Spring Cleaning

It’s that time of year again! Time to open the windows, roll up your sleeves, get down and dirty (or clean), and aim for all those little dusty and dingy corners. But if you find your eyes burning and all that chlorine has singed off your eyebrows, you may want to consider greening up your […]

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   Oct 22

Random CNN Composting Article

CNN.com posted a sort of random article on composting. It’s got a lot of helpful info if you’re just getting started. Link

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   Apr 02

National Garden Month

I know for some of us, every month is garden month, but April is officially National Garden Month! How will you celebrate it? The National Gardening Association has got some great ideas and articles, as well as helpful how-to videos. To celebrate National Garden Month, there’s also a contest you can enter to win a […]

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   Mar 27

Turn off Your Lights for Earth Hour

Participate in Earth Hour on Saturday, March 28, by turning off your lights for one hour (830 PM to 930 PM). The light-out is a symbol of consolidarity among people of different nations to “VOTE EARTH.” Each person to turn off their lights is considered one vote. Earth Hour is trying to reach one billion […]

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   Jul 24

Plastic Bags: The Scourge of Africa (and a little closer to home, too)

Taking cues from several African countries, the City of Los Angeles passed a law on July 23, 2008 banning all plastic grocery and take out bags as of 2010. Rwanda, Uganda, and Tanzania have also passed laws banning or restricting the use of plastic bags. In Kenya, where only about 10% of waste makes it […]

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   Jul 21

The Local Eating Experiment

In my perusing of numerous online blogs and news stories, I ran into this interesting site: Locavore Nation. Locavore Nation a website dedicated to a year-long experiment in which 15 folks from across the US try to base at least 80% of their diet from local food sources. You can read about their struggles and […]

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   Jun 27

Michael Pollan: We think, therefore we eat

Here’s an interesting interview with Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals and In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. In the interview, he discusses the shift in our eating habits and practices, and the influence of the food industry on our conception of what it means to nourish […]

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   Jun 23

It’s Easy Being Green with Sprig

Check out this new website from the Washington Post called Sprig. They’ve got great articles on food, home, fashion, and beauty…all, the green way! You’ll also find videos with useful health and beauty tips, and interviews with today’s eco-celebrities (if there is such a thing). http://www.sprig.com/

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