Saturday, 25 July 2015 by

This morning I watered my three tomato plants….they’re really monsters out there in the back yard, full of green babies growing fast into beautiful red and purple grown-ups.  And I par-boiled 10 ears of gorgeous sweet, sweet corn from Morgan Hill, courtesy of our friends Dave and Tonya Dumont – who also gave us the tomato

We have all heard that buying local foods is good for the environment and that organic products are good for our health, but there are many other ways that you can go local and organic! Here are some great tips on finding both local and organic foods, as well as other products. Visit your local

Whether it’s that junk drawer in the kitchen or a basement full of stuff we’ve been collecting for years, we all have a space in our homes that could use a de-clutter. Here are a few great tips to clear out that messy space, and be environmentally-friendly at the same time! Be sure you dispose


Wednesday, 03 April 2013 by

With the increasing price of fossil fuels and other finite power sources, the cost of heating our homes and keeping our appliances running is getting higher every year. One way we can reduce our energy costs long-term, and save the environment at the same time, is to switch to renewable energy sources. Here are some

Home renovations can be a great way to improve your home’s value or make your home a more liveable place. Within the construction industry environmentally-friendly products are fast becoming a popular way for homeowners to make their home a greener place, as well as to do their part for the planet. Here are a few

We all want our yards and gardens to be beautiful, green, and inviting, but also making them good for the environment is just as important. Whether you have just moved in, or are looking to make your existing outdoor living space an earth-friendly place, here are a few tips that can help! Expand your garden,

Get plants. Lots of them. Not only will they purify and oxygenate the air you breathe, but they will offer a calm oasis in your home. Plants in unexpected places, such as bathrooms or kitchens, are stylish and functional. Larger scale plants look gorgeous in rooms with high ceilings. Re-use and recycle! Visit local flea

Wash in cold water. It not only uses less energy, it’s not as harsh on your clothing. Prepare your clothes properly for the wash. Buckle buckles and zip zippers to ensure that nothing snags. Hang drying doesn’t need to be just for delicates-save energy and extend the life of all your clothes by line or

Eco-friendly choices are a part of an overall lifestyle. Here are a few handy tips for keeping your garage green and clean! Keep it tidy! Clean out your garage and be sure to safely do away with any hazardous materials. Old paint can be brought to a hardware shop for disposal. Never pour chemicals down

Plant Trees-few people realize just what wonders a few well-placed trees can work! A tree can produce both shade and shelter for your home, reducing both heating and cooling costs (plus, it will add to the value of your home!). Use only Energy Star fluorescent light bulbs; when you are shopping for new appliances, be