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How To Start a Community Garden

By Larraine Roulstona: In urban neighborhoods, citizens have come together to create community gardens. The group volunteers may find a suitable plot on property belonging to a community center, library, rooftop, senior residences; or they may discover a small area of vacant land within the city. Once they have secured …

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Planning an Eco-Village

By Larraine Roulston: Mike Nickerson, environmental educator and author of Life, Money and Illusion: Living on Earth as if We Want To Stay, has been fulfilling his dream by creating an eco-village.  An eco-village is an area where a group of like-minded people live together in an environmentally responsible and …

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Why CSA?

By Asha Kreiling On a quick stint to my local neighborhood market this afternoon, I left with bag of carrots, a head  of celery, and a package of blueberries. After further inspection of the produce labels on these items, I discovered they were all grown in California. Hmm … I …

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The Beauty of Freecycling

By Asha Kreiling I am preparing to move across the country in the next few months, so I’ve been slowly trying rid myself of some unnecessary belongings to make my move a little easier. Most of my stuff isn’t really valuable in the monetary sense, so there’s no point in …

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Food Deserts in America

By Asha Kreiling Have you ever seen fresh fruits and vegetables for sale in a convenience store? Oftentimes there’s nothing but a bountiful array of chips, candy and soda; but maybe you’ll find a sparse produce section with some drab, overpriced fruit of mysterious origins. Imagine if this and fast …

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Meet Our New Sponsors

Shakti Rising I feel very strongly about this organization and its purpose.  I’m honored to have them sponsor Green-Mom.com. Shakti Rising is a social change organization that is transforming the lives of women, girls, and the larger community. Shakti Rising cultivates the health and emerging leadership of women and girls, …

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It Takes a Village

By Chef Centehua Growing your own food is the best and most economic way to ensure organic nutrition. However, not everyone has access to land and, while vertical gardens are a great solution to small spaces, community gardens are an excellent solution for city folks. The slow food, home garden …

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Mental Health Care in America

By Kim Robson In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, everyone is talking about strengthening the guns laws in this country. And we do need better gun control, certainly. However, better gun control wouldn’t have prevented the deaths in Connecticut, where they already have some of the toughest gun …

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