CREATING A YARD GARDEN: TURN YOUR GRASS INTO SUSTENANCE!
Ever planted a front yard garden with seeds that produce food? Why would you want to plant a food garden in your own front yard, you might be asking yourself? Well, truth be told, told, big green lawns are a large waste of usable topsoil, time, and resources. It’s tempting, when you have a big green yard, to do what everyone else is conditioned to do, which is mow it (noise pollution), spray weed killers on it (toxic for people and animals), water it (what's the return?) ) an
NON-TOXIC OVEN CLEANING MADE SIMPLE!
This week, I decided it was time. Time to clean up the crusty black carbon deposits (actually, food droppings from sweet potatoes, squash, and who knows, what else!) that are glued to the bottom of my oven. I can’t remember the last time I cleaned my oven, which is kind of embarrassing, since I use my oven a lot, and there has been a little bit of an odor building up in it for the past few months. And that’s not good, because a dirty oven can lead to smoke bellowing out, can
WHO WILL PROTECT THE WORKERS THAT GROW & HARVEST FOOD FOR US?
A coupe of weeks ago, I told my husband, that I didn't feel well after the neighbors sprayed their yards with lawn chemicals and weed killers. (The smell of the chemicals permeated the air when we walked through the neighborhood.) In fact, I was waking up in the morning with stiffness in my hands, and my muscles felt weak. Imagine being a farm worker out in the fields, who suddenly passes out, or who has to stop working in order to vomit due to pesticide exposure. That's what
INVITATION TO ATTEND MN. YOUTH CLIMATE SUMMIT!
INVITE: Come, tomorrow (May 13, from 10 am to 2 pm), to the… Edina MN. Youth Climate Summit! WHERE: Edina High School (Held in the EPAC & Commons areas of the building) Edina High School 6754 Valley View Road Edina, MN 55439 WHY: The well-being of people and the planet depends on new leadership! Our youth are stepping up to become the everyday leaders we need, and we need to support them and co-lead with them! Students and community leaders will discuss and take action on: He
TICK SEASON IS THE REASON, TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS!
This morning I caught a local TV segment which featured a doctor talking about tick disease and how to prevent it. He addressed the fact that ticks are getting more active, now that it’s warming up. Of course, he recommended that we douse ourselves with DEET, if we walk in grassy or wooded areas. While Lyme’s disease and other tick borne illnesses are serious (and even life threatening), DEET (whose chemical name is N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide), is not exactly safe! Why DEET-