Regional Gleaning Resources

CropMobster Community Exchange, www.cropmobster.com, links communities and individuals in-need with local farmers, producers and food purveyors who need a hand or have excess food to sell or donate. Based in Sebastopol and currently focused on four Bay Area Counties - Sonoma, Marin, Alameda and San Francisco, listings include Deals, Donations, [...]

By | August 12th, 2014|0 Comments

Wear No Evil

HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD WITH YOUR WARDROBE Book by Greta Eagan, Running Press, 2014, Reviewed by Joyce C., Hutchinson Public Library, July 2014 Have you ever wondered, "How can I inherently do good while looking good?" Wear No Evil has the answer, and is the timely handbook for navigating [...]

By | August 11th, 2014|0 Comments

What Is A Green Burial?

Clipped from The Green Burial Council (GBC) Green burial is a way of caring for the dead with minimal environmental impact that furthers legitimate ecological aims such as the conservation of natural resources, reduction of carbon emissions, protection of worker health, and the restoration and/or preservation of habitat. ... The [...]

By | February 7th, 2014|0 Comments

Green Burial Resources

Green funerals and burials have fewer environmental impacts then regular  funerals and burials. This refers to a number of options: funeral activities and transportation, embalming, donation to science, cremation or ground burial, container - none, shroud, casket or urn of natural materials, concrete use in grave, grave marker choice... RESOURCES - [...]

By | February 7th, 2014|0 Comments

Think Green This Valentine’s Day

A Snip from Michael Bloch, GreenLivingTips.com. For interesting  V-Day facts, please read the entire article. If Valentines Day is an important day for you or the one you love; then you can also show a bit of extra love for the environment by carefully considering what you buy. Here’s some ideas: [...]

By | February 5th, 2014|0 Comments

Sierra Nevada Brewing Receives First Zero Waste Platinum Certification

U.S. ZERO WASTE BUSINESS COUNCIL PRESENTS SIERRA NEVADA BREWING COMPANY WITH FIRST ZERO WASTE PLATINUM CERTIFICATION The U.S. Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC) announced today that it’s awarding Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. with the platinum zero waste certification plaque for its achievement in successfully diverting 99.8 percent of its waste [...]

By | November 17th, 2013|0 Comments

Event: Laguna Fest 2012

Laguna Fest 2012 Saturday, July 14th – 11am to 11pm Presented by Laguna Farm and Sonoma County Herb Exchange Laguna Farm, 1764 Cooper Rd., Sebastopol, Directions from 116/Cotati or Santa Rosa Reskilling & Homesteading Classes, Demos & Workshops Fiber Arts, Clothing Swap, Upcycling, Dying with Nature, Felting, Knitting, Sewing Tracking & Aquatics, [...]

By | June 18th, 2012|0 Comments

Spring at OAEC – Plant Sale and Events

Spring Biodiversity Plant Sale and Tours Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, 9 am-5pm, Tours: Saturday - 2pm, Sunday - 10am and 2pm Hundreds of open-pollinated, heirloom and rare varieties - all California Certified Organic - many started from our own seed collection. All have been trialed, tasted, and savored for years [...]

By | April 5th, 2012|0 Comments

Real Meals Delivered!

Need quality meals delivered to your door? My neighbor Louise is somewhat limited in her mobility and no longer likes to cook. For years she has tried numerous meal delivery services. Ruthy’s Real Meals is her favorite by a long shot. She says the food is delicious, well prepared and [...]

By | March 9th, 2012|0 Comments

Disposable Reading Pleasures, Part I

Paper makes up 17.3% of California’s and 16.3% of Sonoma County’s discard stream. Much of it is single use reading materials - newspapers, magazines and books. We all take this mountain of short-term gratification for granted - but it doesn’t have to be so… mountainous. With a little effort we [...]

By | September 12th, 2011|0 Comments