Alison Clary
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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,…Continue

Started Mar 31

Wiping the Slate Clean: De-Cluttering the Home For a Fresh Start

It’s been four years since Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up hit the bestseller’s list, but the de-cluttering movement isn’t going away anytime soon. Converts of Kondo’s…Continue

Tags: decluttering

Started Feb 2

Look Who's Taking Action: Local Thrift Stores

More and more people are buying clothes at secondhand stores -- not just cool college students trying to save a buck. Not only can you find trendy and one-of-a-kind items at a fraction of their…Continue

Tags: shops, thrift

Started Feb 2

 

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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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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
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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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Rain Catchment Workshop Re-scheduled for a Second Chance! November 5, 10am - 12pm

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…See More
Oct 30, 2017
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Prevent "Fatbergs": Take Your FOG To Central San

It’s that time of year again when we tend to overindulge in holiday eating. And just as we worry about “clogging our arteries” with fatty foods, we should think twice about clogging our plumbing with kitchen grease. Even after composting bones, skin, and kitchen scraps, we may think nothing of pouring excess grease into the sink…See More
Oct 25, 2017
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Rainwater Collection Workshop: A Second Chance With New Date!

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…See More
Oct 18, 2017
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Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center Sesquicentennial Celebration at Rodger Ranch Heritage Center

October 12, 2017 at 6pm to November 3, 2017 at 5pm
Join us at Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center for music, champagne, cake, and appetizers to celebrate our 150th anniversary!See More
Oct 12, 2017
Alison Clary posted a discussion

Free Rain!

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…See More
Sep 27, 2017
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The Joy of Canning

Don’t miss Sustainable Contra Costa’s final class in their Sustainable Summer Series, “Home Canning and Preserving,” on Thursday, September 21, 10am – 12pm. Taught by canning expert Jennifer Brennan at Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center, this workshop is an in-class demonstration of canning procedures, with a focus on jam making. Take home tips, resources, and recipes along with a jar of delicious, homemade jam. For more information or to register, go …See More
Aug 28, 2017
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Action of the Month: Make Your Own Spa Products -- Focus on Feet!

Summer is far from over, and with all the skin exposure and remaining vacation days, you may still be looking for products that make your skin, the largest organ of the body, glow and help you feelinvigorated. Why not learn to make a few DIY products at home that are affordable, toxin-free, and sustainable? Living in California means extended time in the sun, and when you hike, swim, or do anything active outdoors, your skin may make contact with sun, sand, chlorine, poison oak, pesticides, and…See More
Jul 25, 2017
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Water Saving Gadgets For Your Home

The reservoirs are full and we enjoyed heavy rains last winter. While the threat of drought isn’t currently as dire as it was before, climate change isn’t going away, and water isn’t a limitless resource. (By the way, when you heat water for your shower or laundry, you are using another non-renewable resource – energy.) There are many common sense actions you may already be taking to save water such as turning the faucet off while you shave or brush your teeth, running your dishwasher or…See More
Jun 27, 2017

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