DIY Compostable Banana Leaf Bowls for Your Next Picnic

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The 4th of July is just days away – can you believe it? It feels like it was only yesterday I was shoveling myself out of 40 inches of snow.  Now it’s time to celebrate July 4th! To help ya’ll prepare for the celebration, I have an awesome tutorial for you – A Compostable Banana Leaf […]

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Private Companies Labeling GMOs When Washington Won’t

Independent labeling organizations team up with retailers to certify non-GMO foods.

Ask and you shall receive! While Washington drags its feet on the issue of GMO labeling (and no wonder given the bipartisan incest between Monsanto and the government), Americans are nearly unanimous in support of labeling genetically engineered food.  Hardly any difference exists across political or informational lines;  But far from passing any labeling measures, on […]

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Ants in Your Pantries

It’s the time of year when those pesky little 6 legged invaders make their way into our homes, bent on the conquest of crumbs. Sometimes there are just a few ants that seem to be scouting things out, other times they appear in droves, apparently having let the rest of the colony in on some […]

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Gardens Growing Everywhere!

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It’s officially summertime and there are gardens growing everywhere! It’s beautiful to see them popping up at motels, churches, apartment complexes, rec centers, schools, front yards, backyards, all over town… The reasons to garden far outnumber the reasons NOT to, and I’m here to tell you that ANYONE can do it! I live in an […]

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Grow your own… eggs!

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I’ve been wanting to get some backyard chickens for a few years now, but there were other things needing to be done first. Now, I’m just about ready to plunge in, and I thought I’d share a post that a friend of mine wrote for me a few years ago. Chickens are good for gardens […]

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DIY Natural Cleaner Recipes

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After cleaning my home for the past 5 years or more with only natural cleaners that I make in my kitchen, I have compiled a long list of wonderful cleaning supplies. Today I’m going to share the simple recipes that I use in my own home so you can make them too! They are completely […]

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Buycott. An app to help you know who makes that product on the shelf.

Recently, I was stunned to learn that one of my favorite cereal manufacturers was one of a few “organic” manufacturers behind a lobbying effort to ban labeling of GMOs. I”ll admit, it was really frustrating, and I felt like I didn”t even know what to buy anymore. Today, I learned about Buycott, and I hope […]

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Repurposing Plastics – Let’s get Crafty

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The lovely LindaEve started this Earth-inspired week off with a wonderful post on monday – The Truth About Plastics. The industry of creating plastics and even recycling plastics is a disgusting, environmentally disastrous reality that is destroying our environment. So what can we do about it? Avoid it whenever possible! But I admit that is […]

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Save the Bees!

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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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