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Green Countertop Choices for Your Kitchen

Green Countertop Choices for Your Kitchen

By Susannah Shumurak, Posted October 6th, 2016

While aesthetics are important to your kitchen remodel, health and environmental concerns matter even more.

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Ten Ways to Prepare Your Garden for Winter

Ten Ways to Prepare Your Garden for Winter

By Shannon Cowan, Posted October 4th, 2016

These fall garden tips will pre-empt spring’s heavy lifting….

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Is Food Packaging Safe?

Is Food Packaging Safe?

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted September 27th, 2016

Healthy food choices can involve more than the food itself. Is food packaging adding unwanted chemicals to our diet?

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Sustainable Stuff: Buying Secondhand

Sustainable Stuff: Buying Secondhand

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted September 20th, 2016

Want to save money and help keep waste to a minimum? Try buying more things secondhand.

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Does Your Child Need More Free Time?

Does Your Child Need More Free Time?

By Shannon Cowan, Posted September 13th, 2016

Active or free play is the gateway to vitality.

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How to Pack a No-Waste School Lunch

How to Pack a No-Waste School Lunch

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted September 8th, 2016

The average American student throws 67 pounds of lunch waste in the trash each year.

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How to Start a Neighborhood Tool Share

How to Start a Neighborhood Tool Share

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted September 6th, 2016

Why buy tools you don’t use often? A ‘tool share’ saves you money while reducing your environmental impact.

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How to Grow Your Own Garlic

How to Grow Your Own Garlic

By Shannon Cowan, Posted August 31st, 2016

Enjoy the ease of growing garlic while warding off tomb robbers, vampires, and the Plague…

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Saving Seed From Your Garden

Saving Seed From Your Garden

By Shannon Cowan, Posted August 29th, 2016

Preserve quality seed for self-reliant vegetable growing…

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Not Back-to-School

Not Back-to-School

By Shannon Cowan, Posted August 25th, 2016

Is homeschooling right for your family?

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Blueprint for a Greener Economy

Blueprint for a Greener Economy

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted August 23rd, 2016

Could these innovators spur a much-needed revolution in the way we make things?

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When Hens Go Broody

When Hens Go Broody

By Shannon Cowan, Posted August 2nd, 2016

How to Care for Your Naturally Expanding Flock

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Mulch Your Garden to Beat the Heat

Mulch Your Garden to Beat the Heat

By Shannon Cowan, Posted July 28th, 2016

Adding an organic layer to your vegetable garden also saves water and reduces your work load…

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The Giftless Birthday Party

The Giftless Birthday Party

By Shannon Cowan, Posted July 26th, 2016

How to sidestep the excesses of childhood birthday parties.

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What to Do With All Those Tomatoes!

What to Do With All Those Tomatoes!

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted July 21st, 2016

We can only eat so many fresh summer tomatoes, but can’t bear to waste the surplus. What to do?

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How to Trellis Tomatoes for Maximum Yield

How to Trellis Tomatoes for Maximum Yield

By Shannon Cowan, Posted July 19th, 2016

Keep your homegrown tomato plants off the ground to encourage a bountiful harvest.

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12 Nutritious Edible Weeds

12 Nutritious Edible Weeds

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted July 14th, 2016

Those garden weeds you’re pulling may belong in your next meal rather than the compost pile.

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A Sustainable Mind – Our Interview with Marjorie Alexander

A Sustainable Mind – Our Interview with Marjorie Alexander

By Thalia Blackman, Posted July 12th, 2016

“I wanted to hear stories about everyday people, just like me, taking action on environmental issues in their community, and I got tired of waiting.”

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Is Artificial Turf Safe for Athletes?

Is Artificial Turf Safe for Athletes?

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted July 5th, 2016

Artificial turf has a lot of advantages — but do the benefits outweigh the health risks?

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Grow Your Own Medicine

Grow Your Own Medicine

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted June 28th, 2016

Interested in experimenting with some herbal remedies? Here are twelve you might want to get to know.

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