• Climate solutions

    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,…

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    How to make thermal drapes

    The heat wave this past week really got to me. We don’t have air conditioning in our home, and even if we did, it would be great to insulate our windows to reduce the load on the a/c units and…

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    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.…

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    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,…