The perfect lawn…soft, lush, green…a pleasure to walk and sit on.  But that perfect green lawn takes a lot of water, fertilizer, and chemicals to maintain in that perfect state.  According to Environmental and Human Health, Inc., there are 30 million acres of lawn in the United States and an estimated 80 million pounds of Read More →

Hats off to Saltwater Brewery in Delray Beach, Florida!  This small brewery developed edible six-pack rings to help protect marine life.  Constructed of barley and wheat ribbons from the beer brewing process, these six-pack rings are 100 percent biodegradable, compostable and edible to marine life yet still as resistant and efficient as the plastic packaging they Read More →

Hey gardeners, it’s planting time.  Another fork in the road, another ecofriendly decision — which path to take — should I buy organic or conventional seeds? Three reasons to buy organic seeds (thanks to High Mowing Organic Seeds and Johnny’s Selected Seeds): Avoid chemicals — Seed crops are heavy users of synthetic agricultural chemicals.  Plants raised Read More →

Want to know the hardest part about being ecofriendly?  You must constantly question, investigate and take action — incorporate your new-found information into your lifestyle.  And that brings me to peat moss… I wanted to try a specific vegetable garden method but found out it uses 1/3 peat moss in the base soil for each raised Read More →

We’ve talked about the benefits of walking and ecofriendly activities such as botany and running.  Hiking has a different twist — it’s walking (usually on trails and not pavement), could have some running in it, definitely some botany…this is a great human-powered, ecofriendly activity the entire family can enjoy! Here are 3 ecofriendly reasons to get outside Read More →