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Mason Jars for Freezing – Eco-Win
Plastic food storage no more. I just bought two cases of mason jars, one quarts and the other pints. They have wide mouths making it easy to put the food in and take out. Made …
First City Roof Top Farm
Who: Michael and Helen Cameron
What They Do: Own the Chicago restaurant and music venue Uncommon Ground that has the first certified organic roof top farm. The couple is deeply committed to their mission of serving …
Stress-Relief Tea — Herbalist Rosemary Gladstar
Who: Rosemary Gladstar
What She Does: Rosemary Gladstar has been a practicing herbalist for 30 years. She is the author of many books and has founded the California School of Herbal Studies, United Plant Savers, co-founded …
Great Blue Heron Visits
Whenever I see a great blue heron I tend to feel as if I am given a gift of good luck, of some sort of a blessing. I’ve read about the symbolism of this bird, …
Alcohol for Mealy Bugs
Mealy bugs look like little bits of cotton on a plant. They seem to especially like juicy plants like jade, as they latch on to drink the fluids in the leaves.
Denatured alcohol or vodka
How to Ban 1,700 Everyday Killer Chemicals
If you’ve ever been wondering how many toxic chemicals we could put in our home, wonder no longer. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday …
Fuming About Pesticide Aisles — Eco-Fail
I went to Home Depot to buy a garbage can. I chose Home Depot instead of Lowe’s, which is closer, because of all the aisles of pesticides. I wanted to avoid the smell. Mistake. Home …
Pressure-Treated Wood Fiasco – Eco-Fail
My house is built on a hill and so in order to have a garden we needed to build terraces. I was assured by the building supply company in the late 90s when I built …
Dust Mite Free Sleep — Eco-Win
My daughter brought a friend home from college who had just found out that she was severely allergic to dust mites. Help! I can’t say keeping the dust down is a forte of mine. I …