How easy is it to build Green?

I hear a great many people talking about being green, living healthier, sustainability and what it all means these days. And I freely admit it makes me happy. It seems more and more people are focusing on there own “foot …

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Victory Gardens for the 21st Century

What does the lawn represent to you?  To many it is a word like yard or garden, that space in which we try to work the elements of nature into our own private ecosystem.  To others, it is the expanse …

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The Green Learning Station is proud to be the highest tech parking lot in the Midwest. We are home to an experiment comparing six types of pavement, five of which let water flow through them. How does pervious paving work? …

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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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In late July, Grant Gibson opened the gates of Compost Cincy on the edge of Elmwood Place. You’d never know it from the road, but thousands of tons of organic waste are quietly decomposing into compost, which will be sold …

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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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Black Earth- Gardening with Biochar

I recently co-taught a class on soils with Mary Lu Lageman of Grailville as part of our permaculture class series at the Civic Garden Center. One of the topics I was excited to share about was biochar, a newly emerging and also …

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