Pass the Pastured-Eggs, Please!
4 Reasons it’s High Season to Buy an Electric Vehicle (EV)
Best Investments in Sustainability by Laura Parker Roerden What kind of eggs should you buy? Most of us make the decision standing in the grocery aisle, the refrigerator door open scanning cartons with claims like “cage-free,” “organic,” “antibiotic free” and the ever-confusing “natural,” while we mentally calculate how much more we are spending for the […]
Wrappin’ It Up
by Laura Parker Roerden Best Investments in Sustainability Last Memorial Day our family finally replaced our 15-year old premium-gas guzzling car. You could say that it was high time! But it was also an opportunity to think out of the box about our transportation needs and the challenges facing our planet. We bought an electric […]
Beeswax Food Cloth
Best Investments in Sustainability by Maria Dee We don’t wrap Christmas presents. To tell you that this started as an earth-friendly initiative would be a lie. During the Christmas season of 2010, I had a 9-year old, a 4-year old, and an 11-month old. My husband and I had a Christmas Eve routine that worked […]
Carrying the Moon
Best Investments in Sustainability by Guest Blogger Bonnie Combs “Plastic is Drastic,” said a local fourth-grader working on a poster to promote plastic bag recycling at her school. Along with startling images of sea turtles negatively impacted by plastic pollution and plastic bags caught in tree branches blowing in the wind, those words could not […]
by Laura Parker Roerden Seven bluebirds live on the edge of our hayfield. Their flight has helped me understand the loss of my father and brother, two generations of farmers who died as dominoes go down; one right after the other. On the end of the field, where a barren lawn meets boughs of […]
#GivingTuesday: Serving up Sustainability!
by Guest Blogger Sarah Harrison Roy of Running Girl Eats Best Investments in Sustainability Cloth napkins: why even bother to write about something so ordinary? Well, to me there’s nothing ordinary about cloth napkins. To me, they are gorgeous works of art that lighten up and decorate the kitchen table. To me, they are an […]
Leave Your Leaves!
Best Investments in Sustainability by Laura Parker Roerden Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers — Wordsworth. A whole culture of shopping has sprouted up around Thanksgiving weekend: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. But perhaps you also have heard of Giving Tuesday. The first three are ways […]
Make Your Own Yogurt
Best Investments in Sustainability by Laura Parker Roerden What’s better than something you do to help create a more sustainable earth and life? Something you simply stop doing; especially if it’s a chore in which you had previously invested time, money, and effort. It turns out that the late fall chore of removing your leaves […]
Best Investments in Sustainability
Best Investments in Sustainability by Laura Parker Roerden My family decided we would cut back on our plastic pollution recently and have been slowly replacing plastic items with real ones. The health risks are real–plastic is entering our waterways, the ocean and our food webs, concentrating dangerous chemicals in the food we eat. So we […]
Introducing the From the Shaker Column! Each Friday Salt from the Earth will feature a best investment in sustainability for your family, farm, or homestead. We believe that the best targets for sustainability in our lives should be: less expensive, earth and health friendly, soul-satisfying, easy to do! Inspired by the […]