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Simple Living: Where Frugality and Ecology Meet

My family and I live an ecological lifestyle on one part-time income. To me, living out my values means living simply, living debt free, and living in a way that honors the earth. The primary way I do this is through frugality. The same skills and values that allow me to be resourceful with money also allow me to be a good steward of natural resources.

April 24th

Five Natural & Non-Toxic Methods for Insect Control in Your Garden

Nature has been keeping pests in check for a lot longer than any garden spray… and doing a pretty good job in the process. While natural methods for controlling garden insects take some forethought and planning, you’ll end up with fruits and vegetables that you won’t have to worry about feeding to your friends and family… and garden areas you won’t mind the pets rooting around in.

Why Does Organic Seem Larger Than It Is?

For a long time we have been hearing that “Organic is the fastest growing segment of the food industry.”  Organic advocates make the claim that Organic could “feed the world” or that it could be “the solution to global warming.”  There is definitely enough buzz about Organic to make all of this seem plausible.  The […]

August 22nd

How to Plant a Winter Garden (It’s Time!)

Although the heat of summer is on, it is time to plant your winter garden. Winter gardening is my favorite garden of all, as the cooler nights raise the sweetness of many cole and root crops.  Harvesting carrots out of the snow or having kale all winter long makes me feel like a master gardener […]

July 14th

A Rational Analysis of the USDA Pesticide Residue Data

    When the Environmental Working Group (EWG) makes its annual “Dirty Dozen List” of fruits and vegetables with pesticide residues, it does so without paying any attention to which chemicals were found or what level was detected. This is why it is so misleading.  To do the analysis properly does take a lot more […]

June 15th

My Dirty Dozen List

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) puts out a “dirty dozen” list each year based on a criminally misleading interpretation of the USDA-Agricultural Marketing Service, PDP pesticide residue data.  The data actually demonstrates that the pesticide residues on foods are virtually all lower than the strict tolerances that have been set by the EPA.  What the […]

June 10th

Eight Ways to Make Money-Saving Meals with Organic Foods

Did you know that organic food can save you money? This may possibly surprise you, since supermarket organic food sometimes has the reputation for being wilted and overpriced. But there’s a few tips and tricks (which you are about to learn) which make it possible for you to save money while going organic with your […]

April 13th