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Unknown #2

The "N factor" has crossed the pond and we're all goddesses now

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By Unknown #2 May 3, 2010
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Unknown #2

Bee nervous, very nervous

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By Unknown #2 May 3, 2010
It's been several years since we first started hearing - and blogging - about Colony Collapse Disorder. Across the country, reports came in that bee colonies were disappearing at alarming rates. Scientists and researchers struggled to find a definitive cause for the staggering decline in honeybee populations. Read more...
Unknown #2

From naughty to nice - send us your recipe makeovers!

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By Unknown #2 May 5, 2010
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Are you an organic seed-saver?

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By Unknown #2 May 5, 2010
If so, then a new seed company wants you to sign up for their Backyard Seed Saver Program. Nature's Crossroads, based in Bloomington, Ind., wants to build a Midwest network of organic gardeners saving seeds from interesting varieties of vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs. Read more...
Unknown #2

If we can't save the planet, then ... what?

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By Unknown #2 May 5, 2010
"For 15 years I have been an environmental campaigner and writer. For two of those three years I was deputy editor of the Ecologist. I campaigned against climate change, deforestation, overfishing, landscape destruction, extinction and all the rest. I wrote about how the global economic system was trashing the global ecosystem. I did all the things that environmentalists do. But after a while, I stopped believing it." Read more...
Unknown #2

A place where the apple pie is "haute"

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By Unknown #2 May 5, 2010
There is a magical place where the apple pie is served haute (not just hot) and the gardeners aren't just gardeners - they're "new urban agrarians." In this place, there is a pantry raid every month and the fettucine alfredo won't clog your arteries - it's light and healthy (ahem... healthier). Read more...
Unknown #2

See ... we knew we liked these ladies

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By Unknown #2 May 7, 2010
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It's artichoke season and I realize I've never cooked one

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By Unknown #2 May 7, 2010
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Unknown #2

A Roundup: Higher food prices, lower yields, more chemicals and pollution

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By Unknown #2 May 7, 2010
At the Exchange, we've discussed this issue several times, in print and on-line: Monsanto's Roundup and what it means for American agriculture and the health of our food supply. Read more...
Unknown #2

The president's cancer panel wants you to eat organic

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By Unknown #2 May 7, 2010
An interesting New York Times Op-Ed piece talks about the link between chemicals and cancer, and the surprising but welcome step taken by the usually mainstream President's Cancer Panel. In a landmark report, the group is recommending that Americans eat organic food, check for radon in the home, microwave in glass dishes and be extra vigilant about chemical exposure during pregnancy. Read more...
Unknown #2

Organic lettuce not included in recall

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By Unknown #2 May 7, 2010
We'd like to reassure Outpost customers and owners that organic lettuce is not included in the current recall. Read more...
Unknown #2

A gift for mom ...

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By Unknown #2 May 9, 2010
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Eating organic food makes you smarter

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By Unknown #2 May 10, 2010
Well, no ... we're just kidding. But for what it's worth, our money is on the pro-organic smarty pants team in this Intelligence Squared debate video. Read more...
Unknown #2

Not everyone is digging the green roof

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By Unknown #2 May 10, 2010
The Journal Sentinelis running a story about the downtown library's new green roof, and how the installation is designed to catch rainwater and help prevent runoff. Read more...
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SharedEarth: Craig's List for gardeners

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By Unknown #2 May 10, 2010
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Bay View garden hits pay dirt

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By Unknown #2 May 11, 2010
The Bay View Neighborhood Association has long been recognized for being one of Milwaukee's most active neighborhood groups. The $5,000 it just received from Home Depot is well-deserved, then. Read more...
Pam Mehnert

Week 2 into 3 - A Prisoner of Convenience

A Year of Inconvenience
By Pam Mehnert May 11, 2010
I had this vacation planned for a while now. My nephew was getting married out in the San Francisco Bay area, which made it a good opporunity to tack on a week and stay for some vacation time with my partner and friends. Since I planned this trip before I started my inconvenient year, I knew I’d need a somewhat different set of rules for time away from my kitchen.
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Herbicide resistance growing

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By Unknown #2 May 13, 2010
Evolution never rests. Unfortunately for farmers - and all of us, really - evolution is now shaping weeds that are becoming more and more resistant to the herbicide glyphosate. Read more...
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Commuter traffic, Dutch style

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By Unknown #2 May 13, 2010
Makes you want to move to Holland, doesn't it? Read more...
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Bottled water: BANNED!

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By Unknown #2 May 13, 2010
The people of Concord, Massachusetts, have done what many of us are still just talking about: They have banned the sale of bottled water. Read more...
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