A Wholesome Oasis in the Food Desert

Two weeks ago, my local farmer”s market opened for the year with it”s usual crowds of people hungry for good, locally grown produce. For me, this is a sight which almost always brings me to tears. As few as 15 years ago in this area you couldn”t get a decent fresh vegetable for miles, and […]

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Save the Bees!

When you think about animals vital to human survival, bees and their fellow pollinators are right at the top of the list. Without bees, crops don’t grow, and we don’t get to eat real food. For a few years now, researchers and gardeners alike have been wringing their hands over the mass disappearance of so […]

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The Monsanto Protection Act – Action Plan

The graphic pretty much says it all, but if you’d like to read up on this abomination of a law, try these few articles. The good news is that this is only a temporary law. It is set to expire in 6 months. The bad news is that unless we make an un-ignorable stink, it’s […]

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Vegetarian friendly recipes for Easter and Passover

Whether you”re vegan, carnivore or something in between, the key to eating healthily for the planet and the body is diversity. Finding meat alternatives and ways to use seasonal and local fare are key. Here”s a roundup of some alternative dishes for the traditional Easter and Passover celebration that are bound to please just about […]

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What’s better than a tiny house?

By now, I’m sure everyone here has heard about the Tiny House phenomenon. Just enough space, ingeniously designed, possibly even portable – what’s not to love? Well, it gets even better. In a town just outside Atlanta, a 12 year old student has taken her love of tiny houses to the next level: Sicily Kolbeck […]

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Spring Cleaning without toxic chemicals

Here at Eco Etsy, we’re wrapping up our 14 days of crafting tutorials, but if you aren’t quite ready to wave goodbye to the DIY, you’re in luck. Today, in honor of the budding daffodils outside my window, and the new blog format, ECO Monday is going to help you with a little Spring Cleaning. […]

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Make Your Own Bias Tape

Bias tape is simply folded fabric strips cut on the “bias”, which means diagonally to the grain of the fabric. This allows the fabric strips to bend and stretch effortlessly around curved seams and edges, making it a great way to finish garments or other sewing projects. It’s inexpensive to buy, however the color and […]

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Green Living – Tutorial – upcycle old tees into underwear.

Here’s a great tutorial for turning those old teeshirts we all have laying about into something new and fun! First, you need a pair of panties you like, parchment paper, scissors, pins and a stack of old tees: Trace the outline of the panties onto the parchment paper, leaving room for seam allowances. This pair […]

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{Green Living} Staying Healthy Naturally

It’s that time of year again. You know it well, parties and get togethers every weekend, the stress of keeping up with orders, the crowds everywhere. Add the cold, damp weather plus an airplane ride or two and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. While nothing is foolproof, here are a few tips to staying […]

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