What is meant by “living sustainably”? Simply put, the idea of sustainable living refers to existing in a way that can be continued indefinitely without exhausting available resources. Sustainable practices can play a key role in decreasing humanity’s negative impact on the planet’s ecosystems. Very few people practice this lifestyle completely in today’s society. However, just keeping it in mind and taking steps to reduce the resources needed to fuel your lifestyle can have a measurable effect on the health of the planet. The more people that jump on board with this idea and attempt to make little changes, the more exponential this positive progress will become. A goal […]

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Last week I was lucky enough to take a tour of the Frost Valley Educational Farm with Beth Fitzpatrick, our hard-working and talented farm manager. I was amazed by the abundance of produce and by the many small discoveries to be had about even the most familiar foods! During my short visit, I saw pepper plants so loaded with green peppers that they bent over to touch the ground, super-sized green beans by the hundreds, and green speckled pumpkins over a foot in diameter peeking out from beneath their canopy of plate-sized leaves. August has been a month of abundant harvests featuring over twenty varieties of vegetables and berries, kale […]

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It won’t be long before the first session of summer camp wraps up and parents can expect their campers home with a load of dirty laundry. Are you prepared? Laundry detergent is one of the essential household items that people may not think twice about purchasing; however, a quick look at the ingredients can make a conscientious shopper reconsider loading it into the shopping cart. A little research into typical ingredients found in common laundry detergents revealed some surprising findings of different possible side effects including but not limited to the following: skin and respiratory irritation, gastrointestinal distress, and sometimes nausea and vomiting![1] The US Department of Health & Human […]

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