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A Practical Journal for Friends of the Environment

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The Snowpants Rule

by Stephen Morris                         1000509 41

It’s not worth traveling anywhere unless you are planning to stay there at least the square of your travel time.


The Great Debate ... A Tale of Two Pea Fences

by Stephen Morris                         1000508 38

My reasoning is that my peas are a community, not an army like Sam’s, and they like having their roots intertwined with their brethren.


A Seedy Affair ... The Economic Alternative

by Stephen Morris                         1000507 31

A package (1/16 oz) of Detroit Dark Red Beets costs $2.75 ...this works out to $704/pound.


New Wrinkles on Getting Old ... or Keeping the F-U-N in Funeral

by Stephen Morris                         1000506 39

The average burial in this country checks in at $7,000.


Interior Home Adaptation for Aging-In-Place

by Valerie Garrett                         1000505 38

by 2030 the number of seniors 65 and older in the will be almost double what it was in 2000


By the Numbers:20 Uses for Coffee Grounds

by Stephen Morris                         1000504 26

Repel insects. Mound grounds into a ring to create a protective border around plants, or sprinkle old grounds in places you don’t want ants, slugs or snails.


By the Numbers:20 Practical Uses For Coke

by Stephen Morris                         1000503 29

Cleans your engine; Coke distributors have been using this technique for decades.




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review: Bill Bryson: At Home

by Tony Miksak                         1000488 820

The greatest possible irony would be if in our endless quest to fill our lives with comfort and happiness we created a world that had neither...


On the Nightstand

by Stephen Morris                         1000455 851

What's new in books: Shelburne Farms, Son of a Farmer, Stories & Tunes


A Bevy of Books

by Stephen Morris                         1000409 933

Books for children, green devotionals, and the New Solar Home


Getting Over the Wall : Assigned homework for the Spring edition

by Michael Potts                         1000382 1082

the most important non-fiction book since Beyond the Limits in 1992


Humans Caught in Crossfire in the The War on Bugs

by A.C. Hutchinson                         1000205 1005

The War on Bugs documents the consistent and systematic poisoning of humans that has taken place over more than the past century, usually under the guise of progress...



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most popular articles

building:Building Green? Questions Beget More Questions

by Stephen Morris                         1065 1603

Suddenly every community has a controversy about windmills on ridge lines or local hydro projects that might alter the fish habitat.


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Before purchasing a chiminea, outdoor fireplace, or open firepit, there are many factors to consider.


health:The Rise and Fall of Raw Milk

by Ron Schmid, ND                         1025 2134

Raw milk has been victimized by the same forces that gave us Wonder Bread, processed Amercian cheese, and pasteurized beer


energy:Horse Power for Organic Farms

by Ken Laing                         9108 1812

If we are dependent on non renewable energy for the production and distribution of our great organic food, stop the tractor...


money:Socially Responsible Vermont: Beyond the bottom line

by Stephen Morris                         1043 1204

VBSR wins allegiance with a message that business has a social responsibility


food:The Les & Nova Show

by Stephen Morris                         9145 1504

The dashboard of their car is a still life of organized disorganization. Dried seed pods share the space with a plump, toy canary that chirps when you squeeze it...


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by Paul Palmer                         9103 1708

Too many people have convinced themselves that the creation of garbage is an innate activity, even a social right!


education:Greenwashing WalMart plus REAL Green Jobs

by Stephen Morris                         1039 1278

Wal-Mart, environmental good guy? We will believe it when we see it.


travel:Vacation Locally

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Fuel prices have changed everything this summer, not the least of which might be our vacation plans.


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