Green Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Moms day Collage 1I do not have to tell you that Mom’s are very important people. Moms are the super market shopper, chef, boggy wiper, boo boo kisser…etc. Every Mom wants to go green and be healthy every Mom wants to see the planet cleaner and nicer for their kids and grandkids.

Think about what kind of Mom she is what does she like to do when she is not being the best Mom ever and get her something that will really like and use!

There are so many ways to show Mom that you love her that are also environmentally friendly. I separated them into categories to make it easy to see what kind of things your Mom might like. [Read more...]

My Dream Garden

This is the plan of the garden I want to plant. I will write a separate post about how I am going to plant the garden and where I will find my heirloom organic plants (fingers crossed).

Dream Garden

What do you plant in your garden?

How To Find A Local CSA or Farmers Market

Farmers Market

As we all try to eat local and organic our need for farmers markets and CSA’s has grown (pun intended).¬†Finding a farmers market or CSA (community supported agriculture) is much harder than you would think. I personally know of at least two farmers markets in a 5 mile radius from my home but you cannot find out about them through any one central source. I found out about both of them through word of mouth. [Read more...]

How To Plant A Tree

Trees Green4uAs spring starts to really roll out around the United States many people are thinking about planting new trees. It is best to plant a tree when the temperatures are not extremely hot or cold. It is also best to plant a time where there are not extreme temperature changes during the day.

Rainfall is also important for a newly planted tree make sure that you plant your tree at time where the roots can remain wet during the time it needs to set. Generally speaking spring and fall are the best times to plant a tree in the northern portion of the US areas in the Southern US that do not have extremely cold winters could plant potentially during the winter months.

 

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Fruits and Vegetables in Season: September

When you think of fall you think of apples and pumpkins but as we head into September you might be surprised to see what fruit and vegetables are “in season” now. In our green efforts to eat local (and organic, if possible) we need to know what is in season. I think we all know that the mango at the local grocery store in New York City or northern Michigan is not a locally grown food. If you know what is in season it will help you choose items that are local at your grocery store or help you prepare for your weekly trip to the farmers market.

September is a plentiful time of year. Some crops are yielding their last bits while others are just starting, while others are in their prime season.

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