Best Investments in Sustainability

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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:

  1. less expensive,
  2. earth and health friendly,
  3. soul-satisfying,
  4. easy to do!

Inspired by the Shakers, who first married form with function, the solutions we will offer in this column will be small changes you can make that deliver big dividends in all criterion.

Let sprinkles of salt, or sustainability, add spice to your life!

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Laura Parker Roerden is the founding director of Ocean Matters and the former managing editor of Educators for Social Responsibility and New Designs for Youth Development. She serves on the boards of Women Working for Oceans (W20) and Earth, Ltd. and is a member of the Pleiades Network of Women in Sustainability. She lives on her fifth generation family farm in MA.




Published by Laura Parker Roerden

Laura Parker Roerden shares a love of what nature can teach us. Writer, public speaker and supportor of youth to boldly know and save the wilds. She is the founding director of Ocean Matters and a fourth generation farmer and thinks today’s young people are reason to be hopeful about the many environmental problems facing us. She lives on a family farm in Massachusetts with her husband, three boys, and an assortment of fruit trees and farm animals.

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