Alison Clary
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  • Pleasant Hill, CA
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Coffee, Tea, or Kombucha?

Kombucha is all the rage. You…Continue

Started Aug 29

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…Continue

Started Jul 23

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…Continue

Started May 30

 

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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
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
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
Alison Clary replied to Gerard van Steyn's discussion Reducing Plastic and Other Ways to Make a Difference!
"Excellent article! Thank you."
Jul 31
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
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
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
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Apr 30
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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
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Feb 2
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Prune Like A Pro!

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 the fruit trees in your yard as well as the best time to plant a few new varieties.Timely trimming makes your trees stronger and more disease resistant, and it stimulates new growth…See More
Dec 26, 2017
Tina King Neuhausel replied to Alison Clary's discussion Make It A Mindful Holiday
"Thank you for this wonderful message Alison!"
Dec 6, 2017
Alison Clary replied to Tyler Snortum-Phelps's discussion Look Who's Taking Action: Winter Farmer's Markets (Plus Yummy Pasta Recipe!)
"This looks delicious. I'm gonna try it! Thanks."
Dec 5, 2017
Alison Clary replied to Kerry Rivers's discussion 10 Gift Alternatives for the Holidays
" I've been stumped on gift ideas and there are some great ones here! Thank you."
Dec 5, 2017
Alison Clary posted a discussion

Make It A Mindful Holiday

‘Tis the season of Black Fridays, Cyber Mondays, and “Shop ‘til you drop,” but that doesn’t mean you have to partake. No one can control what others do or say, let alone holiday commercialism, but we do have the power to choose how we react. Here are eight tips for bringing mindfulness to your holiday season:1.…See More
Nov 28, 2017

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