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Lysol Air Freshener Eco-Fail
Tuesday, 28 Jul, 2009 – 11:29 | No Comment
Lysol Air Freshener Eco-Fail

Some boys seem to think that the best method of removing their male scent from their room is to close all the windows and the door and plaster the room with Lysol. Side …

Smell Masking Eco-Fail
Tuesday, 28 Jul, 2009 – 11:28 | No Comment
Smell Masking Eco-Fail

This year, some of the boys on my floor in college were big pot smokers. Every time they would come inside after smoking, they would take off their jackets, pull out a can …

Voice Lesson Eco-Fail
Tuesday, 28 Jul, 2009 – 11:27 | No Comment
Voice Lesson Eco-Fail

My voice teacher (strangely enough) likes air fresheners and scented candles. A lot. Usually the smell is quite profuse, but this time she had just plugged in a new flower-scented air freshener – right …

Heirloom Tomatoes
Wednesday, 22 Jul, 2009 – 15:48 | No Comment
Heirloom Tomatoes

Last summer, I worked in Amy Goldman’s heirloom garden. There is something entirely beautiful about heirloom vegetables – vegetables that are, essentially, some of the last of their kind. Here is a picture …

Mason Jars for Freezing – Eco-Win
Sunday, 19 Jul, 2009 – 7:17 | One Comment
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 …

Alcohol for Mealy Bugs
Saturday, 18 Jul, 2009 – 18:39 | No Comment
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
Cotton balls
1. …

Pressure-Treated Wood Fiasco – Eco-Fail
Monday, 6 Jul, 2009 – 7:17 | No Comment
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 …