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Edible Forest

Posted by on Mar 9, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

You’re walking back to your parked car after window-shopping all day. You cross a street, round a block, and take a shortcut through a park to get to the street on the other side. Only as you pass through, you reach down for a few rasbperries, spy a few fallen walnuts fresh from the trees, and collect a pear for the drive home. Where are you? Seattle, Washington. The Beacon Food Forest project is already underway, and plans to take up 7 acres of space, just 2.5 miles from downtown Seattle.Their mission is to inspire their community to “gather together, grow our own food and...

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Dolphins are people too?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Dolphins are people too?

Apparently the answer is yes; According to the non-governmental Human Rights association, Helsinki Group of Moscow, Russia. Recently, the group created the Declaration of Cetacean Rights, which argues, among other things, “a dolphin, like any person, has the right to be an individual, and just as the intentional killing of a human person is not tolerated, the killing of dolphins should not be either.” Professor Tom White, author of In Defense of Dolphins: A New Moral Frontier; agrues that dolphins are curious about humans and do nothing but seek contact with us. They cause no...

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Valentines Day…Part II: The Date

Posted by on Feb 13, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

We as humans remember experiences more than we do physical things. So here are a few ideas for you and your sweetheart:   Go to an organic spa! Up in New England, they’re not so hard to find. Look for the places that are more hidden from the public. It may cost a little more, but it will likely be worth it. Go on a hike. Make sure to bundle up if its still extra cold in your area. If trails aren’t open yet, just take a walk near a body of water with a destination in mind. It may still be a little cold, but you’ll likely find ways to stay warm. 😉 If you’re...

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Didja know…?

Posted by on Feb 7, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

1.) 65% of Americans buy their significant other a greeting card for Valentines days. If you must go along with the other millions, please make sure to buy one made from recycled materials! It should say so right on the back. These days if you recycle, you advertise it. 2.)79% of cut flowers come from Equador and Columbia. (Can a rose get jetlagged?) Ask if your flowers are local. 3.) Yay for Formaldehyde! This scary chemical can be found in the bits of foam that sit at the bottoms of your arrangements of flowers. Ask just to have them cut, then go the extra mile and plant them in some dark...

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Seed Bombs, DIY

Posted by on Feb 7, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Seed Bombs, DIY

Seed bombs, as previously mentioned, are a great way to sneakily brighten up our world. Throw them into a sad empty lot, quickly toss them off onto the sides of the road, or spread them around your backyard. Essentially a seed bomb is just as it sounds…a super packed ball of seeds ready to explode into a bouquet of wild flowers. Yes you can buy them, but theyre pretty simple to make, and why not prep for the warmer months now? What you’ll need: old newspapers, water, seeds, cheesecloth or a thin rag, immersion blender. SIMPLY: Shred old newspapers, mix with water, blend until...

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Valentines Day…Part I: Gifts

Posted by on Feb 7, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Valentines Day…Part I: Gifts

Its February, everyone! Some may cringe with disgust, and some may shriek with joy at the thought of Valentines day, but alas, it’s unavoidable…whether that’s a good thing or not! Do you all have a gift ready for your Valentine? If not, we say better gettur’ done now, rather than run into CVS or Walgreens on the night of the 13th with all the other sorry men and women who waited till last minute, hmm.. 1.) Did you know that 25% of all seasonal cards sent are Valentines? Thats a lot of paper. Try sending an e-card, most of the time they’re free, and theres no need...

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