Farm Manager Wanted for Vancouver Island Ecovillage

What an exhausting day! Though the bit where I slogged through the mud in the lower hog pen  trying to find out where the electric fence was shorting out was somewhat wearying (and worrying, I discovered said problem when I went down to do the afternoon feed rounds and found the boar, Pompadour, hanging out with Cora and the four boar younglings... wrong side of the fence!!), the exhaustion was a result of spending most of the day with the lovely folks from O.U.R....more

Green Kitchen: What You Need to Know

I've often considered home cooking to be one of the best things you can do on your journey to a more sustainable lifestyle. Cooking gets you away from the very unsustainable industrial food system and supports good health. At our house, the kitchen is the joyful center of our universe since Mr....more

Buying an Organic Mattress? You Must Be Joking

Have you ever watched one of those tell-all news segments that go behind the scenes into the world of hotel housekeeping or food service? Once you know all the dirty little secrets, staying in hotels or eating out isn't nearly as enjoyable. I travel extensively for business, and after watching one such show, I still make it my first priority to strip the bed of its bedspread, and I never directly touch the TV remote control....more

Have a Green Holiday Season: 10 Easy Tips

This year, instead of a white Christmas, why not strive for green? Eco-friendly, green holidays, that is....more

Plastic fantastic?

In my push towards a more sustainable life I’m always keen to avoid ‘single-use’ products where possible. As a result, every piece of aluminium foil in my kitchen is used multiple times, getting progressively smaller and more wrinkled until it finally enters the recycling bin. This makes good financial sense too, as I haven’t bought a new roll of the stuff for about five years. Where possible, however, I try to avoid using it at all – a Pyrex chicken roaster with a lid, for example, means that I never use a roasting tin and foil any more....more

A Kindred Character

"Look about you. Take hold of the things that are here. Let them talk to you. You learn to talk to them.""I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting system, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.""It is not the style of clothes one wears, neither the kind of automobile one drives, nor the amount of money one has in the bank, that counts. These mean nothing. It is simply service that measures success."...more

Disreputable trousers

I used to have a high-powered job - smart blouses, skirts and suits wool coats, court shoes, silk scarves, cashmere and pairs of high-heeled bootsBut management was not for me Nor cuts, nor staff, nor stress So I gave it up to work from home although the pay was lessAnd now inside my wardrobe the fancy clothes are few but there are some saggy cardies and flowery tunics too.The shoes I wear are flat, not heeled my coat is waterproof I dress for warmth and comfort sometimes a bit uncouth...more

End Food Waste. Stop Tossing the Ugly Ones.

[image via The Mutato Project] ...more

Department Of True Confessions: My Fur Coat

Eulalia Benejam Cobb (Lali)Blog:  MyGreenVermont.comWebsite:  www.LaliGallery.com...more

My Dream (Pantyhose) Quilt

Eulalia Benejam Cobb (Lali)Blog:  MyGreenVermont.comWebsite:  www.LaliGallery.com...more