Sewage Sludge in the News

Perhaps you've seen it in the news lately, or perhaps you've been seeing it in the news for a decade. I'm talking about sewage sludge. Time and time again, we are challenged with the task of finding out what's really in the stuff we eat, or in this case, what's in the stuff we use to grow the stuff we eat. I've always been a big proponent of knowing where my garden supplies come from, and I've done ...

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Where the Recycling Goes

A while back, I met Kathleen Jacecko of Teaching Green, and have since been on her mailing list of newletters filled with ideas for sustainable living.  Last month, she published an entry about a field trip she made to the Materials Recovery Facility - a.k.a. where the recycling goes.  I have always been fascinated with recycling (my first environmental passion after gardening).  I thought the ...

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HR 875 – Organic Consumers Association’s take on it

In an effort to read more into the recent rumor (or 'myth' as the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) has put it) about HR 875 and the idea that it would ban organic farming, I found that the OCA website has been either hacked or blocked by every major search engine out there.  It smells of conspiracy, since they are the voice of the people when it comes to organic standards and food safety.  Not that I'm a conspiracy theorist, but I thought it was uncanny that while e-mails are flying around about this bill, the ...

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White House to Install a Vegetable Garden

Got some exciting news today.  It's official, the White House is going to install a vegetable garden on March 20th, the first day of spring!

For those who have been following the push to get the Obamas to plant a victory garden, has been a major influence in making this happen, along with Alice Waters and many others.  Petitions were signed, letters were sent, and the new administration listened.  Here is the article from the New York Times today:

Obamas Prepare to Plant White House Vegetable Garden


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