Live Christmas Trees

[powerpress url=”/story_archives/audio/live_christmastrees.mp3″] If healthy rich soil serves as the digestive system of the planet then, trees are the lungs. They play a major role in absorbing carbon dioxide, filtering air pollution and making oxygen. Trees help control erosion and support healthy soil, which sequesters even more CO2. But how often do you/we go out and […]

Edible Landscape

[powerpress url=”/story_archives/audio/edible_landscape.mp3″] With food prices going through the roof, folks across the nation are returning to an age old tradition, planting beautiful, money saving and edible landscaping. Instead of just colorful vegetation, growing beautiful and edible yard plants can save money on the food bill, provide a very local source for nutrition and help reduce […]

Farm Camp

[powerpress url=”/story_archives/audio/farm_camp.mp3″] Since quality food is our best medicine and since children are the future of our species, when kids learn about the benefits of locally produced food, there is hope. Thanks to the Internet, farmer’s markets and widespread media reporting on the dangers of industrial food, consumers are starting to see the importance of […]

Three Sisters

[powerpress url=”/story_archives/audio/three_sisters.mp3″]   Centuries ago, the Iroquois were among the early North American cultures who reaped the magic of a good garden. They discovered that certain sister plants thrive when grown together. Corn prospers inside a cluster of squash or pumpkins, creating a sustainable ecosystem as beans grow up the stalks for shade, support and […]

Ecovestment

[powerpress url=”/story_archives/audio/ecovestment.mp3″] In most cases, corporate by-laws include a mandate requiring businesses of all types to maximize profit but boardrooms also have the choice between socially and environmentally responsible investments and the status quo. As an alternative to most current but unsustainable practices, professionals say that green investing does offer consumers a means to vote […]