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Volunteering at My Local CSA

Yesterday I volunteered at my local CSA‘s pick-up location.  I greeted people in 90 degree heat as they came to pick up their weekly fruit and veggie shares, and though I was soaked in sweat, I had a great time.  I met my fellow shareholders and got to spend some time with another volunteer and … Continue reading

How to Eat Well on a Budget

You’re eco-friendly.  You take public transportation or ride a bike when possible. You are conscious of the amount of water, plastic and electricity you consume. You dream about local, organic food. Because, let’s face it, you are on a budget and eating well is one of the few eco-friendly things that costs more than eating … Continue reading

Summer Reading List

Ahh, the lazy days of summer.  It’s the perfect opportunity to relax in my back yard and crack open a book to enjoy while waiting for dinnertime. I love a juicy book about food – not only do they heighten your appreciation for your next meal, but they raise awareness to many issues that aren’t … Continue reading

Earth Spring Farm CSA

My co-workers and I received our very first box of fresh organic produce from Earth Spring Farm yesterday.  We signed up for a small share of veggies and a small box of fruit, and from June – October we will get a big helping of fresh fruits and veggies to divide among 6 very hungry … Continue reading

Carrots, Celery, and CSAs

This summer, a few of my co-workers and I are going to split the cost of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share from Earth Spring Farms.  For less than $10 a week per person, we are going to have a box of fresh, local, vegetables delivered to us from a farm in Pennsylvania.  I’m really excited because … Continue reading

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Just in case you are running low on ideas to surprise your sweetheart with, here are a few green gift ideas.  Now you can be sweet to your valentine as well as the planet! And PS… if you are so moved to give your favorite bloggers a Valentine, we love chocolate!

New Year’s Resolutions

I am addicted to resolutions.  I make a new goal each month, and promptly abandon them for a new and “improved’ resolution the next month.  Over the course of last year, I resolved to be more adventurous, to drive less, to lose weight, to give up all plastic items, to start composting, to spend less, … Continue reading

Fishing in the Anacostia: Catfish, Carp and Cancer

Today’s post is written by our guest blogger, Juliet.  The Anacostia River. Though it is quite literally in the backyard of our nation’s capital and provides a natural oasis in our highly developed landscape, it has suffered greatly from environmental degradation. The Anacostia is home to many species of fish and wildlife. However, it is … Continue reading

Celebrate the World’s Oceans on June 8!

World Oceans Day, started in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, promotes awareness of the role that oceans play in a healthy planet and sustainable lifestyles.  The Ocean Project and the World Ocean Network  partner together each year to help promote World Oceans Day on June 8.  The United Nations state that, … Continue reading

A Book Review of Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit

Any American who has eaten a winter tomato, either purchased at a supermarket or on top of a fast food salad, has eaten a fruit picked by the hand of a slave.  “That’s not an assumption.  That is a fact.” –          Douglas Molloy, US District Attorney, Ft. Myers, FL. I recently had the pleasure to … Continue reading