Product Review: HydroRight Dual Flush System

Save water.  Save money.  Save the environment. Here's an interesting water conservation tool!  Toilets with dual-flush features have been on the market for quite some time, but they cost significantly more than a standard commode.  This handy-dandy device is available to convert any toilet into a dual flushing machine just by replacing the valve and... Continue Reading →


Sun Chips in Compostable Packaging!

As if we didn't love them enough for their whole grain, low-fat, crunchety goodness, Frito Lay (a division of PepsiCo North America) is now packaging Sun Chips® into 100% compostable packaging starting on Earth Day, April 22, 2010 thereby eliminating the use of petroleum based packaging material for the product.  This is an industry first.  What exactly does this mean? ... Continue Reading →

Thank You For Thinking of Me

How thoughtful!   My red-headed Canadian friend, who is skilled at container gardening, gave me this lovely potato plant yesterday.  She even included a large container for transplanting - a repurposed household item with drainage holes punched in it which is just my style.  This is quite exciting because I have never attempted to grow potatoes,... Continue Reading →

Spring Cleaning in a Way That’s Green

It's weather like this that makes me want to throw open the windows, wash the curtains, sweep off the porch, and nag Silverback to move the furniture so I can exterminate the dust bunnies hiding beneath.  It's so important to keep our environments healthy, but is there truly a "green" way of cleaning?  Should we just... Continue Reading →

First Signs of Spring

Has anyone looked down lately?  Do you see a little green emerging from the tulips, daffodils, and crocuses?  Is there anything more cheerful than spring flowers?  They paint the landscape that has been so bland through the winter months.  What a message of hope and promise!  What better way to start the day, than to... Continue Reading →

Community Supported Agriculture

Community supported agriculture (CSA) is an agreement between a farmer and the consumer which is mutually beneficial in that the farmer is able to acquire membership fees by selling shares of their annual yield at a time when sales are slow and the customer benefits by receiving a bounty of farm products usually at a discount... Continue Reading →

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