Alison Clary
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Marijuana Goes Main Street

Health-conscious individuals are always on the lookout for non-pharmaceutical alternatives to heal what ails them. There are countless dietary supplements on the market such as turmeric, bone broth,…Continue

Started Jun 2

Spring Cleaning: Make it A Green Clean!

As we go into high gear with spring cleaning, it’s good to take stock of…Continue

Started Apr 28

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

 

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Marijuana On Main Street

Health-conscious individuals are always on the lookout for non-pharmaceutical alternatives to heal what ails them. There are countless dietary supplements on the market such as turmeric, bone broth, and probiotics, but one remedy that’s really in the spotlight these days is medicinal marijuana. CBD oil is touted as a miracle topical analgesic and anti-inflammatory for arthritis, muscle aches, eczema, sunburn, and even insect bites. But there is controversy about what cannabis can do both…See More
Jun 2
Alison Clary posted a discussion

Spring Cleaning: Make it A Green Clean!

As we go into high gear with spring cleaning, it’s good to take stock of the products we use and determine if they could be endangering our bodies or the environment. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, air inside homes can be more polluted than air outdoors! Thousands of ingredients in common household products, including detergents, deodorizers,…See More
Apr 28
Alison Clary posted a discussion

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
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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
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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
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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 make their own food like plants do (through photosynthesis), so they must absorb…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
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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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