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Cars, Trucks and things that Go

by flowers on August 4, 2010 · 16 comments

I’m guest posting over at Steady mom. Get your learning on and check it out. *** *** *** Two days ago we sold our truck. It was F250 Super Duty and the reason I never talked about it is out of eco-embarrassment. We bought it a year and a half ago thinking it could act [...]


Vegetables and Family Togetherness

by flowers on June 26, 2010 · 11 comments

I’m having a baby any day! While I’m busy nesting enjoy the following guest post from Infinite Learners’ contributer Laura-Jeanne Lehr of Tales of Infinite Learning. She is a finalist in The Next Top Spiritual Author. Check her out and be sure to vote! She’s amazing! ********************* I have dreamed of planting a vegetable garden [...]


In case you forgot this is what our old compost pile looked like: Why it was a problem: 1. It was full. There are six people sharing this one compost bin and we hadn’t done a thing with it since we moved in and exclaimed, “Sweet! There’s already a compost bin.” 2. We weren’t using [...]


Backyard Project :: Sheet Mulching

by flowers on April 19, 2010 · 5 comments

Please go check out my guest post at Steady Mom. It’s something I’ve wanted to share for a while and I really enjoyed writing it. *** *** *** I know, I know. Not only did I leave you hanging, but I built up the suspense like maybe WAY too much. I’m afraid you may think [...]


Backyard Project :: The Intro

by flowers on April 8, 2010 · 9 comments

Since I got my diy insecurities off my chest I’m ready to share what we’ve been working on. We’ve been homeowners for 3 short years, but in that time we’ve learned that those great big to-do lists take much longer than originally thought. With this in mind (and with the reality based attitude that a [...]


Food Crisis Adverted

by flowers on July 20, 2009 · 10 comments

Food Crisis Adverted! Well, that’s what I hope the headline reads. I went and saw Food, Inc, a documentary about our modern state of affairs with food. It is one of those movies that is disturbing, while simultaneously empowering and educating the consumer. It’s the type of information that recharges my commitment to buying locally [...]


The Essence of Great Knowledge

by flowers on April 22, 2009 · 10 comments

I went to a open lecture yesterday at Cornell. In honor of Earth Day, William A. McDonough, was the guest speaker at the annual Distinguished Environmental Lecture. McDonough, a sustainably focused architect who wrote Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things spoke openly about the need for a shift of consciousness in the [...]


Green Meme #3

by flowers on March 17, 2009 · 2 comments

Green meme #3 Guidelines: 1) Link to Green Meme Bloggers. (use image if you like) 2) Link back to whoever tagged you. (no need to wait to be tagged!) 3) Include meme number 4) Include these guidelines in your post 5) Tag 3 other green bloggers. 1. Are you keeping your temperature (heating/cooling) systems on [...]

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