How To Eat Organic On A Budget – Food Babe

Every year, I try to make small changes in my eating and shopping habits.  Buying organic isn’t always the cheapest route, especially when you have a strict budget you are trying to adhere to.   Vani of Food Babe wrote this awesome post on How to Each Organic on a Budget. Not only does she […]

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10 Common Toxic Chemicals

  Our very own Dr. Karen Lee {yes, I said Doctor, as in someone who is licensed to practice some form of medical services } wrote this awesome three part series [Part 1, Part 2, Part 3] about the Top 10 Common Toxic Chemical in Products to Avoid. She writes: In an attempt to ‘clean […]

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My School Garden Story

Before construction of garden
 March 26 2014

      CREATION OF OUR SCHOOL GARDEN This school has been a fantastic year for our school: we created a school garden. Located in Bedford Stuyvesant where healthy food is not easily accessible to the families of the school,we have created a powerful learning tool. Our school is PS/IS 262 EL Hajj Malik Shabazz […]

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How to do a mini greenhouse with no budget?


I would like to thank Tamara of Tlala  for her wonderful post on how to start seeds indoors. Click here to read how to start seeds in egg cartons here. This post is a little different.I am actually very busy this year as always… I am starting seeds indoors and outdoors in mini greenhouses for […]

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DIY Springtime Seedling Garden Starts

dirt for gardening

  Springtime is exciting. With the return of the birds and the bees to our neighborhoods, so too is the sun warmer and the day stretching longer. Here in California, our Daylight Saving Time sprung forward extra early this year. However, Spring came early too. Traditionally, Daylight Saving was standardized to meet the needs of […]

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What happens to the soil in winter?


Did you ever ask yourself what happens to the soil in winter? Our soil is a living substance and we Human Beings have  to understand how important is it to protect it. You all need to watch the movie called Dirt!The movie. It is a very interesting movie about the biology of the soil and how […]

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Reduce That Holiday Trash!

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s day, Americans alone throw away a million extra tons [900,000 metric tons] of garbage each week, including holiday wrapping and packaging, according to Robert Lilienfeld, co-author of the book Use Less Stuff: Environmental Solutions for Who We Really Are. How can we make sure this trash doesn’t build up? Here’s […]

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How do you green your transportation?

Fia rides her two daughters down Bedford-Stuyvesant's Dekalb Avenue towards their Community Garden

In NYC being green is necessary because it is cheaper and healthier.The city is making improvement to encourage people to ride bikes and leave their cars. This is great for the environment because you can reduce your carbon footprint. Save money In 2011 I was featured in the magazine of Transportation Alternatives non-profit organization  called RECLAIM […]

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How-To – Upcycled Kitchen Counters


A few weeks ago I shared that I have been giving my kitchen a facelift on a very tight budget.  After giving my floors a facelift, painting the walls and adding two chalkboard doors, I was ready to tackle my kitchen counters.  I found out that replacing them was way out of my budget, even […]

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