Category Archives: green

Organic Gardening Basics

A nation that destroys its soil destroys itself. -Franklin Delano Roosevelt Letter to all State Governors on a Uniform Soil Conservation Law (26 February 1937) We went to an organic gardening class at the Natick Community Organic Farm sponsored by … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day!

Here are 50 Ways to Help the Earth via Wire and Twine via Shelterrific.  I’m going to add using one less paper napkin and hanging clothes out to dry more often to my green resolutions.

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World Water Day

World Water Day is on March 22nd and the Tap Project  is a campaign that celebrates the clean and accessible tap water available as an every day privilege to millions, while helping UNICEF provide safe drinking water to children around … Continue reading

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Christmas Gift Tags

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Cork Organizers

I finally got around to converting some old tin cans into a cork covered pencil holders. I used an extra cork square that I had from another project and went to work with my hot glue gun. I did find … Continue reading

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5 Green Christmas Tips

Skip wrapping presents. I am going to wrap all my pressies with these Trader Joe’s reusable shopping bags this year. *The bags are only $.99/each at TJs, but when I bought 10 today I was asked by the manager if … Continue reading

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Winter Farm Share

Winter Farm Share We joined a new CSA for the Winter and had our first pickup last weekend.  We were stunned by the amount of awesome quality vegetables that we received.  The Romanesco broccoli or broccoflower pictured below was by … Continue reading

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Environmentally-friendly Stapler

The Staplefree Stapler attaches up to six sheets of paper by piercing and threading the papers with no metal staples.  Some friends gave it to me for my birthday and I must agree that it is very satisfying to use … Continue reading

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Backyard Beauties

On the show Chronicle last night I learned about Backyard Beauties, a year round local tomato option for New Englanders. They are located in Maine and they ship fully vine-ripened tomatoes the same day of harvest. Instead of being picked … Continue reading

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Battery Recycling

I knew that the improper disposal of batteries can lead to contamination of soil and ground water, but I didn’t have a place to take them so I had about 2 years worth of old batteries to get rid of. … Continue reading

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