Saving Water in the Garden

We recently enjoyed a streak of warmer, drier weather, a treat in the midst of a rainy spring. This quickly led to the sounds and sprays of outdoor sprinkler systems. Hopefully we’ve planted drought-tolerant natives in our yards, but even natives need supplemental water while they’re establishing their roots. And, if you’re a vegetable gardener… Continue Reading

Celebrate National Bike Month!

Spring has exploded in east Jefferson County. Trees and flowers are blooming, and the later sunsets bring the sounds of lawn mowers and weed eaters out well into the evening. We’ve jettisoned coats and sweaters to soak up the warm sun, at least for a few days! All over town, local citizens are alive with… Continue Reading

Garden Dreams

One day, the wind is whipping around while raindrops sting our faces. The next, we’re bathing in sunshine. Everywhere we look, the earth is waking up. Bulbs break through the ground surface, and buds on trees show the promise of spring. It’s time for some garden dreams! When it comes to action on climate change,… Continue Reading

Announcing: The Moveable Feast of Films on Food

When looking at ways to reduce our carbon footprint, examining what we eat and where our food comes from is essential. Eating fresh, whole foods grown and produced in the area cuts back on fuel needed to transport food. In addition, by eating local food, we avoid packaging that adds waste to our landfills. The… Continue Reading

Happy Green New Year!

As you’re making your New Year’s resolutions, consider adding one or two green resolutions for the year. For example, have you tried the One Less Bag Challenge yet? The goal is for each household to reduce its trash output by one less garbage bag per month. Don’t know where to begin? The One Less Bag… Continue Reading

Happy Green Holidays!

Want to have a green holiday season, but aren’t sure where to begin? Or, do you think having a green holiday will seem as though you’ve been visited by the Grinch? Americans produce 25% more waste during the holidays than they do the rest of the year. There’s all the wrapping paper that goes into… Continue Reading

Get Ready for Winter!

Several days of moody, foggy weather make it a good time to come inside, sip a cup of hot chocolate, and read a good book. It’s also, though, time to prepare your home for winter, looking for ways to conserve energy. Low- and no-cost strategies can save us money and increase our comfort during chilly… Continue Reading