Edible Container Gardens Bloom Beauty and Benefits

Edible container gardens are an excellent idea for pet owners, those short on space, and people bound by homeowners association restrictions. Container gardens are convenient, too; you’ll have fresh produce growing within an arm’s reach. My preferred edible container gardens are filled with fresh herbs. Basil is always growing in our container garden for…

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What Is Fair Trade Worth?

Fair Trade is meant to be a model of sustainable ethical trade that puts people and planet first. It is a conscious-consumption alternative to the neoliberal ideal of free trade that puts corporate profits above all else. Under current regulatory systems, third-party verified certifications are a consumers’ best tool for…

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Maven Moment: Spring Fashion!

Around this time of the year, when we are getting tired of winter, bright, fresh, spring fashions tempt us from magazine pages. Who wouldn’t love a new floral print blouse or a cute pair of coral colored flats? The trouble is that this kind of fast fashion, that is, buying…

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Zero-Waste Cleaning and Laundry Tips

Similar to a forest ecosystem, zero-waste cleaning systems produce nothing that can’t be reused and repurposed. Waste to one system is food for another. This concept is inspiring to many people wishing to make their lives more sustainable and is gaining in popularity. Household cleaners and laundry products are a…

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7 DIY Recycled Bird Feeders

Invite your feathered friends into your garden this spring with these seven bird feeders you can make out of materials you might have otherwise thrown away or recycled — plastic bottles, milk cartons, or scraps of wood. There’s a project here for everyone, regardless of your age or skill level…

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