Tag: sustainable living

Food Waste and Our Soil: Why everyone should compost for a healthier future

It’s called “black gold” – no, it’s not oil, it’s compost and it is valuable. Unfortunately, most people don’t realize just how precious this commodity really is for our earth.  I’ve written about how-to compost in the past. It’s not a very glamorous topic,… Continue Reading “Food Waste and Our Soil: Why everyone should compost for a healthier future”

Product Review: FoodCycler™ FC-30

[Note: We do not make any money from our Product Reviews. We purchase the products we review, unless otherwise noted.] I’m always on the lookout to make a difficult job easier and late last year I discovered a wonderful home composting system called the… Continue Reading “Product Review: FoodCycler™ FC-30”

Citizen Science

Have you ever heard of the term citizen science? How about community science? No? Volunteer monitoring? Crowd-sourced science?  If you are like I was, you may be unfamiliar with these terms. In essence, citizen science is when scientific researchers use non-scientist, a.k.a. ordinary, everyday… Continue Reading “Citizen Science”

A Bountiful Summer leads to Several Seeds to Save

“I have often thought that if heaven had given me choice of my position and calling, it should have been on a rich spot of earth, well watered and near a good market for the production of the garden. No occupation is so delightful… Continue Reading “A Bountiful Summer leads to Several Seeds to Save”

Time to Dream and Plan

It may be cold outside, but winter is a good time to plan your spring garden!

August/September – Where did the summer go?

It’s difficult to imagine that Labor Day weekend has already come and gone.  I have been negligent in writing a monthly blog entry this summer.  Once again the busy season whirled by us – selling gardens; installing gardens; going to events; talking to people… Continue Reading “August/September – Where did the summer go?”

The Early April Garden

Spring has finally come to southwestern CT. It’s wet, cold and snowing one minute and sunny and warm the next!  We’ve been working in our garden as well as going to clients’ gardens these last couple of weeks – not letting the temperatures deter… Continue Reading “The Early April Garden”

Chase away the Winter Blues and Plan Your Garden

Right now it’s raining on top of the three or more feet of snow that has accumulated this winter.  The groundhog cursed us by seeing his shadow and foretold of six more weeks of winter. It is historically now the 7th snowiest winter on… Continue Reading “Chase away the Winter Blues and Plan Your Garden”

January Gardeners Dream & Scheme

January can be a tough month for some people. Here in New England it’s cold, snowy, and icy one day and the next its in the 50s, rainy and grey. The sun shows up once in a while, faking us out from time to… Continue Reading “January Gardeners Dream & Scheme”

Bein’ Green – Living Green

Kermit used to struggle with “Bein’ Green” and many Americans, as well as others around the world today struggle with ‘living green’.  Our society has been accustomed to throwing things away – after all it sometimes feels like takes more effort to recycle. Three… Continue Reading “Bein’ Green – Living Green”