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Greener Gifting

Greener Gifting

We’re sure that you — like us — have been trying to Simplify your life. Perhaps you’re simplifying because of the economy. Perhaps you’re simplifying because you’ve become aware of the burden that excess consumption is placing on our planet, and on people in third world nations. This holiday season, we invite you to join us in this different, more meaningful approach.

What is a more-sustainable garden?

What is a more-sustainable garden?

Here’s how our gardens can become part of solving some of the world’s greatest problems. LIVING ECOSYSTEMS.  Humanity is part of  a vast network of life on this tiny planet. The planet’s ecosystems operate as intricate interconnected and interdependent systems, so vast that scientists are only beginning to glimpse their magnitude and complexity. “The environment” is a life-support system – for us as well as for all living beings. Without functional ecosystems, we have no life. As we, humanity, become…

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Sustainable meat production

Sustainable meat production

Living more sustainably doesn’t necessarily have to mean going meatless. I just finished reading the beautifully written Gaining Ground by market farmer Forrest Pritchard.  It is a lovely story about rebuilding local foodsheds and knowing the people who produce your food. Inspired by Joel Saletin, Pritchard’s focus is on rebuilding soil, reversing the effects of chem agriculture, and cleaning up waterways.

The power of buying local food

The power of buying local food

“Buy Local.”  Why do we keep saying that? Why is it important? What does it accomplish? How: Buy your food from the most local producers you can find.  For instance my farmers’ market often features vendors as close to L.A. as Moorpark, Lompoc, and Tehachapi.  Try to shop first at the most-local vendors. Shift your consciousness to view chain stores as a “last resort,” where you fill in a few remaining ingredients that the local farmers might not have. Environmental benefits: When…

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