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  • Captain Ben Hyman of Wild Local Seafood Co.
    LA Chef Supplier Captain Ben Hyman of the Wild Local Seafood Co. – Part 1
    First part of two parts, please click hyperlink at bottom to continue to the next partEarly every Wednesday morning at Santa Monica Farmers Market, many of this region’s chefs buy fruits and vegetables directly from farmers for dishes on...
  • Emerald Snow® Loropetalum, chinense 'Shang-White' PP#21738
    Emerald Snow® Loropetalum, selected Plants of CARE
    Across the Nation, climatic shifts occur. Challenging, all to identify plants which enable eco sustainable urban suburban landscapes. As a result, Emerald Snow® Loropetalum is identified as a ‘plants of CARE’ for its eco sustainable...
  • I Once Had a Farm in Ireland
    I Once Had a Farm in Ireland, an organic life story
    “A wheelbarrow, a cable drum, gardening tools, and a pickaxe are unusual items on a wedding registry,” says Siggy Buckley, “but that’s what Mac and I, needed in order to fulfill our dream to start organic gardening, immigrate to Ireland to seek a...
  • Landscape Gardening with CARE
    Wright Scoop Launches book, Landscape Gardening with CARE
    Through combining workshop style assignments with research and ‘hands-on’ experience, the Wright Scoop takes readers through a process that uses site plats to create landscape/gardens which respect an existing vista, preserving and...
  • redbud, first selected plants of CARE
    Plants that Work, ‘plant introduction programs’
    Plant introduction programs are known to experiment with all varieties of plants: • Annuals are plants which are zone specific and recognized to not survive year-a-round. • Biennials are plants that produce leaves the first year, fruit/flower and...
  • Starbucks sign
    Starbucks hits a major milestone in sustainability
    You may have already heard that Starbucks is listening to nature. In case you missed it, Starbucks has reached an important sustainability milestone: 99% of the company’s coffee is now ethically sourced! This makes them the largest coffee...
  • cork putter grips
    Sustainable and eco-friendly: Cork Tree brand putter grips
    Putters and putter design have been much in the golf news this year as the clock ticks down to the anchored putter ban that goes into effect as of Jan 1, 2016. One of the recent innovations that have come into the marketplace is the use of cork...
  • Georgia Pines
    Baby and Bath Water: What Would Chuck Do?
    The Georgia House of Representatives has just passed a bill that will prevent Georgia homes and businesses from becoming LEED certified, on the basis that most Georgia lumber is not recognized as sustainable by LEED. LEED certifications,...
  • Muse private school in California
    The first all-vegan school cafeteria
    MUSE, a private school in Calabasas, has chosen to completely remove all animal products from their school lunches. They have pledged to only serve vegan, cruelty-free meals to their students.In 2005, the private school was created by Suzy Amis...
  • Bambo Nature Diapers
    Review: Bambo Nature Eco-Friendly Diapers
    What goes on our skin, goes in our skin. I think about that a lot when buying products for my kids, especially diapers. Don't even get me started on the enormous amount of diapers found in landfills. I feel a personal obligation to cut my...
  • Sweetbay (Magnolia Virginiana), Laurel
    Plants of Care, the 21st Century Challenge
    Across the Nation and around the world, climatic shift occurs. Challenging all to identify plants which enable eco sustainable landscapes. As a result, the Plants of CARE program quarterly promotes plants for their eco sustainable...
  • Bay Area Spotlight:  Benedetta Skin Care
    Bay Area Spotlight: Benedetta Skin Care
    It's January, the month that coincides with new beginnings and getting started on those New Years resolutions.It seems everyone's resolutions tend to focus in the area of health like eating better, staying away from processed foods,...
  • Off grid
    Interview with Jenchol Shikata of the Shikata Homestead- Off Grid
    There are so many people that can not understand what it is like to live off the grid in a little cabin in the woods so far out that the ambulance refuses to come to in an emergency. They ask how do you do this and that and what do you do about...
  • Off grid cabin
    How to get off grid in 2015
    Moving into a new year, for some, involves a lot of change or hopeful change. In this day and age, living a simpler, more rewarding, less stressful way of life, which sometimes involves moving off the technological grid, is becoming a mainstream...
  • Happy Holidays from the Shikata Homestead
    What does it mean to live sustainable?
    Wikipedia says, "Sustainable living is a lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual's or society's use of the Earth's natural resources and personal resources."As that is the definition, what exactly does it mean to try...
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