Local Food

I saw this posting on a homesteading site and it really made me stop and think. We are hearing a lot about the local food movement and communities considered food deserts. I spend a great deal of time engaged in …

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How can we keep from working?

Yesterday there was a snippet on NPR about school districts that paid students for every book they read. They found that the students did, in fact, read more books, but they chose shorter books. One of the researchers being interviewed …

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Deserved Rest for You and Your Perennials

The grounds here at the Civic Garden Center are gradually sauntering their way to bed.  It’s okay; after a year like this, we’re all tired and many gardeners desire to institute a scorched earth policy in the garden. However, it …

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From Oct 17-20, the leaders in green roof and wall design, construction and research met for the Cities Alive conference in Chicago.  I was lucky enough to attend and share the design of the Green Learning Station’s green roofs with …

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A Book for a Political Summer

Anybody else getting tired of the phone calls asking for money for various political campaigns? Being in a swing state, and in a particularly swingish county, has ramped up the attention, hasn’t it? No matter what our individual political stripe …

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The land teaches itself. It’s about the process not the product. Children can do it given the right tools.     Nature Playscape at Walnut Hills Cincinnati Early Learning Center Video created by Adventurous Child at the Cincinnati Early Learning …

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