Alison Clary
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Rain Is Still Free!

There are so many reasons to harvest rainwater. The obvious one is that…Continue

Started Mar 29

Action of the Month: Grow Medicinal Herbs

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Started Mar 3

Action of the Month: Buy (and Love) Fair Trade Chocolate!

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Started Feb 2

Action of the Month: Plant a Fruit Tree!

Although we're deep into winter and summer fruit may not be at the…Continue

Started Dec 26, 2018

 

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Rain Is Still Free!

There are so many reasons to harvest rainwater. The obvious one is that water is more precious than ever, especially in California during drought, and rain is a freebie! The trick is to learn how to harness and store rain so you can use it as needed. Rainwater catchment systems are the answer! They can be simple or complex and generally involve a fairly low-tech system of…See More
Mar 29
Alison Clary replied to Chris Niewiarowski's discussion Hello all, I'm Chris from Dream Life Farms
"Welcome, Chris! Sounds like you are doing great work and have many wonderful plans ahead!"
Mar 16
Alison Clary posted a discussion

Action of the Month: Grow Medicinal Herbs

                                                                               Photo by Andrea Reiman on Unsplash.comThe world of herbs is huge and wildly popular these days. Which herbs are the best for growing indoors? Which grow the fastest outdoors? Which give the highest yield? Which are the healthiest? Most flavorful? Most fragrant? There are culinary and…See More
Mar 3
Alison Clary posted a discussion

Action of the Month: Buy (and Love) Fair Trade Chocolate!

                                                                                             Photo by Charisse Kenion on Unsplash.comBefore you tuck into that heart-shaped box of chocolates this Valentine’s Day and get those endorphins flowing, you might want to know the story behind those tempting morsels. Where did the cacao beans come from? Did children harvest them?…See More
Feb 2
Alison Clary posted a discussion

Action of the Month: Plant a Fruit Tree!

Although we're deep into winter and summer fruit may not be at the forefront of our minds, January and February are the ideal months to tend to fruit trees in your yard as well as the best time to plant a few new varieties. Trimming fruit trees now, while it’s officially still winter, makes them stronger and more disease resistant, and it stimulates new growth for the…See More
Dec 26, 2018
Alison Clary posted a discussion

2019: A New Year of Sustainability

                                                                                      Photo by Philip Brown on unsplash.com.A brand new year is almost here. It’s time to brush off those resolutions and do something healthy for yourself as well as the planet. We have another great line-up of sustainable workshops planned for 2019. Once again, we are co-hosting workshops…See More
Dec 2, 2018
Alison Clary posted a discussion

Look What's Taking Action: Fungi!

You may recall from high school biology that fungi is one of the five kingdoms in the classification of living things and includes yeasts, molds, and mushroom-producing macrofungi. Fungi grow everywhere: there’s a fungus among us!Fun fact: fungi are genetically more related to animals than plants. They can’t…See More
Oct 27, 2018
Alison Clary posted a discussion

A Greener Holiday Season

The holiday season is fast approaching, and with that comes the challenge of managing an excess of everything -- delectable foods, late-night parties, commercialism and the pressure to over-spend on perfect gifts for friends and family. Unfortunately, the fall-out of all this largesse…See More
Sep 30, 2018
Alison Clary posted a discussion

Coffee, Tea, or Kombucha?

Kombucha is all the rage. You can buy it bottled or on tap at restaurants, cafes, and groceries or make it yourself at home. Considered an elixir for improved digestion, headaches, low energy, and whatever else ails you, this fizzy, fermented beverage is not just a passing fad. Dating back to ancient China, kombucha consists of…See More
Aug 29, 2018
Alison Clary replied to Tyler Snortum-Phelps's discussion Update On Plastic Pollution
"Wow, these statistics are sobering. Thanks for a great article!"
Jul 31, 2018
Alison Clary replied to Gerard van Steyn's discussion Reducing Plastic and Other Ways to Make a Difference!
"Excellent article! Thank you."
Jul 31, 2018
Alison Clary replied to Kimberly Lam's discussion GMO or No?
"Excellent overview! This article sums up the pros and cons efficiently and effectively. "
Jul 31, 2018
Alison Clary posted a discussion

Action of the Month: Reduce Your "Foodprint" -- Eat Less Red Meat

There are so many great reasons to reduce your intake of red meat. Heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and certain types of cancer are often linked to a high meat diet. Some people boycott meat because of ethical considerations over animal treatment, particularly in large-scale farming practices. But let’s review why reducing our red meat “foodprint” is good for the environment.According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the meat industry accounts for almost 20% of…See More
Jul 23, 2018
Alison Clary posted a discussion

The Many Faces of Irrigation

Irrigation is the artificial application of water to plants in areas where there is insufficient rainfall, which definitely applies to our area of the country! There are various long-term systems that will supply water to your landscaping throughout the year. If you are going away on vacation this summer, you may also be looking for shorter term, self-watering methods for your indoor and container plants.For an excellent overview on different water-wise methods up close and in person, check out…See More
May 30, 2018
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Apr 30, 2018
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When in Drought, Get a Grip on Drip

After the heavy flooding and storms in 2017, Governor Jerry Brown declared California’s five-year drought officially over last April. As a result, coverage of water conservation in the media waned, water districts cut back on rules and restrictions, and some residents (particularly on the southern coast) amped up their water use again (see graph at bottom). This year, the Bay Area had a very dry winter and people pined for another “March Miracle,” just like when storms in 1992 launched the end…See More
Mar 31, 2018

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