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 […]

Plastic Fast

[powerpress url=”/story_archives/audio/plastic_fast.mp3″]   They do have a place in the modern world but just as lead poisoned the Romans, plastics, of all kinds, are toxic to every living thing. Widespread for less than 50 years, we toss over 30 million TONS of plastic waste, including bags, bottles and packaging for food into the ground each […]

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 […]

Grow Beds

Widespread dependency on industrial, petroleum-based agriculture creates major impact on ecosystems and the climate. Einstein said ‘The plant world can provide most everything we need.’  If you believe food is our best medicine and are concerned with skyrocketing costs and the impacts of industrial food, you may find yourself in good company with others looking […]