Volunteer to Build Sustainable Communities Around the World.


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The crisis is already here. You can help.

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#StopMonsanto—Help Kickstart the Feature Film.


It’s a movie venture, a knowledge trip and adventure rolled into one movie that’s meant to stop Monsanto. Continue reading

Celebrate the Good Food Movement! March 15-17 in Chicago.


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I think about food. All day long.

I eat something every 2-3 hours to keep my energy going.

That’s why I’m excited that the Good Food Festival is coming to Chicago March 15-17! Continue reading

What’s So Important About Native Plants


Autumn is an ideal time to plant trees. Cool weather allows them to establish roots in their new locations before spring rains and summer heat stimulate Continue reading

Creating Gardens. One Child at a Time. (VIDEO)


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Leave It Better‘s unique documentary project provides children with gardening supplies and cameras, and allows them to share the story as they learn to compost, plant seeds Continue reading

What are the bees telling us?


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An in-depth investigation of Colony Collapse Disorder

Queen of The Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? explores the causes and solutions behind Colony Collapse Disorder, a phenomenon where honeybees vanish from their hives, never to return.

The documentary film follows the voices and visions of underrepresented beekeepers, philosophers, and scientists around the Continue reading

I Never Promised You a Rain Garden


As water focused as I am, it’s surprising, I know. I do not have a rain garden. We do, however, have some native plants that we placed in the wetter areas of our yard. Wait a minute… could it be we have an accidental rain garden?

And what is a rain garden, you may be wondering. According to the Rain Garden Network, a rain garden can mimic the natural absorption and pollutant removal activities of a forest, or a meadow or or a prairie and can absorb runoff more efficiently, sometimes as much as 30% – 40% more then a standard lawn. Capturing rainwater in a rain garden, holding the water for a short time and then slowly releasing it into the soil can reduce the rush of a large storm – quickly, neatly and Continue reading

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