Browsing the "organic" Tag

Another Meatless Monday (video)

August 6th, 2012 | by The Green Divas

I was scheduled to be on a TV morning show called Ebru Today Monday morning the week of the meatless media poo-storm (ironic it was a Monday, never thought of that). I picked my topic a couple of weeks prior and planned to talk about the importance of understanding how our food impacts the environment.


Grass Clippings: How to Compost and Recycle Lawn Waste

May 9th, 2012 | by Lynn Fang

Most of us still have lawns all around us, which, while beautiful, are truly energy intensive in Maintaining. The're use of water, gas-powered mowing and weed killing are harsh on local eco-systems . You could consider a lawn alternative, such as a native plant garden, or something that fits with your micro-climate. Some people even grow food and veggie beds in their front lawns. If your heart's set on keeping your lawn, consider cutting down on your energy use with a push-reel lawn mower and let your grass clippings stay on your lawn. Here's how to compost and recycle your grass clippings


Bountiful Baskets Brings Produce and More to Co-Op Newbies

April 30th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Bountiful Baskets is a food co-op available in 19 states. The co-op offers 1/2 fruit and 1/2 vegetables at reasonable prices every other week. The produce is available for pick up at several locations within the states available. The co-op is run by volunteers allowing expansion as more families become involved. Bountiful Baskets is a simple idea which brings produce and more to co-op newbies


Make Your Own Chicken Feed

February 9th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

For a while I fed our backyard gals feed store varieties of feed. I thought for sure the bag of food had some magical properties that sustained our girls and kept them producing gorgeous, tasty eggs. After learning about the dangers of GMOs though I had to take a look at what was being fed to our poultry darlings. Some research showed not only could our chickens be sustained mostly on scraps and free ranging, but that feed could be made easily and cost-efficiently. You can make your own chicken feed to save money and avoid GMO ingredients


Fresh Cut Flower Alternatives for Your Sweetheart

February 7th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Sure it may be easy to stop by the local grocery store for a bouquet of blooms, but do you know from where they came? Are they organic? Were the workers who cared for them and cut them treated and paid fairly? Worry not a minute longer about the ethics of the floral world. Here are some fresh cut flower alternatives for enchanting your sweetheart this Valentine's Day



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