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16 Astounding Facts About Water

We often take the most basic and everyday things for granted. Water is no exception. We expect it to be available when we turn the sink on and think nothing of where that water has been or how it’s traveled to our faucet. However, there’s way more to water than you think.

August 10th

Grow Healthy Garden Vegetables With Companion Planting

Did you know that basil can enhance the flavor and growth of your tomatoes? Or that garlic can repel aphids if you plant them near roses? Companion planting is a centuries-old technique of growing different plants together in your garden for increasing productivity, detracting pests, and other benefits. Instead of simply planting blocks of the same […]

May 24th

Forage Your Own Free Food on a Wild Edibles Walk

Spring is the season to welcome new growth, longer days, and lots and lots of sprouting green stuff. But wouldn’t it be great to actually be able to identify all of that new plant life in your neighborhood? And wouldn’t it be even better to be able to pick out those plants that are actually […]

April 15th

Book Review: Life, Money and Illusion

Life, Money and Illuision is not about the magical arts or wizardry, though it does demystify money and Wall Street’s greedy aspirations abetted by the global push for more growth and consumption (and jobs). Life, Money and Illuision: Living on Earth as if we want to stay (New Society, 2009) by Mike Nickerson is a […]

October 28th

Book Review: Nature’s Second Chance

Have you ever wondered about Mother Nature’s counterpart, Father Nature? Look no further than ecologist and artist of nature, Steven Apfelbaum. You could even call him Father Nature. His book, Nature’s Second Chance: Restoring the Ecology of Stone Prairie Farm (Beacon, 2009), offers an engaging and refreshingly personal narrative of how, as humans, we can […]

January 14th

Layers of Ecology: Book Review for A Matter of Scale by Keith Farnish

“Businesses and politicians have no part whatsoever to play in the solution: it is all about individual ‘non-civilians’.” -Keith Farnish The Sust Enable webcast series was spawned in a climax of understanding… years of myriad input and countless bits of information collected over time at once coalesced into one artistic, complex and beautiful vision.  I’ve […]

July 27th