A Real Green Life – a Way of Living That Makes a Difference

“REAL” – genuine, authentic, true; not artificial, imitated, or virtual. “GREEN” – regenerative/doing as little harm as possible. If all you do is take this approach to caring for your self, your family, and the places and things you love, you’ll be making a difference.

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Why We Try to Fix Other People, and What Might Happen if We Didn’t

It’s uncomfortable to be around someone who is suffering because it wakes up all that’s untended to within our own selves. We can’t stand that, so we hurry to put a band aide over what-ever is hurting in the other person, to quiet things down again, so we can get back to pretending we’re fine.

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Tips For Productive, Low Maintenance Food Gardens

If we make our food gardens as much like natural ecosystems as we can, full of diversity and interconnections, they’ll be more vigorous and productive with less effort on our part.

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What if the Science Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story?

Science is when someone asks nature a specific question and receives a specific answer. Science is ALSO when a bunch of fallible human beings all interact with each other in complicated ways to finally agree on what scientific theories they will then present to the rest of the world.

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Where Are Our Choices Taking Us?

Choices are like coins – they always have two sides, and both sides stack up in terms of the direction we’re going.

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Supermarket Strategy #7 – Seven Ways to Start Growing Your Own Food in Small Spaces

7 small ways to start growing your own food, improving your nutrition, and lowering your grocery costs – even if you’re short on time, space, or confidence.

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On “Not Enough Time,” and “Not Good Enough”

A short post on how we use our time and those uncomfortable feelings of “not enough time,” and “not good enough.” Turns out, they might all be connected.

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How to Hand Pollinate Pumpkin Flowers

Once you know how to tell a male pumpkin flower from a female one, it’s a simple matter to hand pollinate your female flowers and be sure of more pumpkins, especially in rainy weather when pollinating insects aren’t on the job. (Or your pollinator population has been decimated by pesticides.)

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Supermarket Strategy #6 – Wise Use of Whole Foods

Whole foods require more planning and organization than processed convenience foods, but the pay-off is worth it. The benefits include: better nutrition, a feeling of empowerment and reconnection as you learn to engage with your food closer to its source, and the satisfaction in knowing you’re taking better care of the Earth just by how you eat.

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