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5 Ways to Reduce Waste and Save Money at the Same Time

You may be surprised to learn that you can produce less waste and actually save money at the same time. It may require a bit of research and a change in habits, but the rewards are worthwhile. If you want to leave the world a better place for your kids and simultaneously cash in, check out these tips.

June 4th

A Vision For Truly Sustainable Fruit and Vegetable Farming

  Many responsible consumers would like to be able to buy fruits and vegetables that have been raised in a sustainable manner, and many retail and food service entities want to be able to respond to that demand.  There are multiple existing and in-process efforts to define “Sustainability” for the specialty crops that make up […]

April 18th

Help Your Favorite Local Farmers Market Win $5000

It’s an experience many of us relish– taking a weekend stroll through the colors, sounds, and smells of a local farmers market and then choosing fresh items to take back to our homes, as well crafts, or maybe a cd from a local band. We know that the food will eventually fill our stomachs contently, […]

June 2nd

Take a SPIN at Gardening

Just over a year ago, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Roxanne Christensen, co-founder and President of the Institute for Innovations in Local Farming. The Institute promotes Small Plot Intensive (SPIN) farming techniques first codified by Wally Satzewich, a farmer from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The idea behind SPIN farming is to give step-by-step instructions for […]

February 4th