Defining the Organic in Plant Care

When we ask what defines organic plant care, we will get a slew of different answers depending on who we are talking to and what their level of gardening knowledge and/or experience may be. Organic plant care can focus on the use of synthetic ...

Ecological Landscapes

The idea of landscaping needs to be looked at from an environmental standpoint as much as from a need for human use and enjoyment. Taking this approach could prove to be even more beneficial for human needs in the long term The main idea behind ecological ...

Taking Deep Breaths: Fighting for Air and Healing in Connecticut

Since it’s practically invisible, many people take the air they breathe—and its quality—for granted. Not Sharon Jones. She’s the executive director of an environmental justice organization here in Connecticut; she’s been involved in the struggle for cleaner air ...

From Cow Pie To Clean Energy: Mitigating Methane on the Farm

The request for an article about agricultural methane was accompanied by a photo of a cow expelling fire. Originally thinking it was a joke, I quickly learned otherwise. There is hefty debate about all aspects of sustainability… and agricultural methane, though ...

Conscious Capitalism in Your Community

What’s the secret to comprehensive conscious living? Look upstream. Better personal wellness habits may ultimately have little impact if the greater system that feeds your lives and communities is not holistically aligned. It’s understood that protecting the ...

Edible Foraging in Connecticut

The Institute Of Sustainable Nutrition Spring is a wonderful time to get out into the woods, meadows, streams and gardens to find wild nutritious edibles. Wild food is available year-round, but we’ll leave the other seasons for future articles. Local wild plants can ...