Great Green Ideas…Earth Friendly Thinking

We’ve Got to Talk about this! – Greywater!

November 24, 2015 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Compost, Discover earth, Events, Garden /Plants

Water News, Water Workshops The Good: The Carmel River is running freely again for first time in 95 years after the San Clement Dam was removed this week, opening up the river for spawning Steelhead. And restoring California’s meadows could help combat climate change and increase the water supply. The Bad: All the recent recent […]

Free Film- Open Sesame Screening

November 21, 2015 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Corporate Green, Events, Food, Garden /Plants

Open Sesame Film Screening Monday, November 23, 6 p.m. Sunnyvale Public Library Program Room Sunnyvale Public Library and the Sustainable Community Gardens bring you this event! This timely and emotionally moving film illuminates what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all our food: SEEDS. Visit the Open […]

Blue Star Moms

November 19, 2015 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Events, Food

Blue Star Moms is an amazing group. Blue Star Moms, Chapter 101 in Danville, CA  website San Mateo, CA  Blue Star Moms website There are local groups in many communities, just google “blue star moms”.  Their volunteer work is simple: pack boxes of snacks, magazines, books, toiletries and useful items for our troops. They need flashlights, flushable […]

Florida Keys- Great Fun

October 24, 2015 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Discover earth, Global 3D view

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Discovered 500 years ago by explorer Ponce de Leon, seven tiny coral-and-sand islands lying 68 miles west of Key West beckon modern-day adventurers, birders, eco-travelers and history fans. Now known as Dry Tortugas National Park, the islands are well worth exploring as the United States National Park Service approaches its […]

Sleep Secrets – a new Book

October 23, 2015 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Books, Health and Beauty

Get a Good Night’s Sleep – Reset Your Biological Clock Some people are blessed with the ability to sleep anywhere at any time. Others find falling asleep a challenge that worsens with the passing of years. Left unattended, insomnia can become chronic, disabling and eventually even a medical condition.   Ronald M. Bazar, author of […]

Key West Botanical Gardens

October 23, 2015 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Discover earth, Garden /Plants

Old Florida, native plants growing on limestone, butterflies and birds… This place is a “must-see”! Brought back to life by a GREAT group of volunteers, it is a peaceful bit of wild lands, Florida style. If you’d like to see how peaceful a native garden can be this is a great place to visit. Natives […]

SOil – biochar & home gardens

October 18, 2015 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Compost, Food, Garden /Plants

Today, The Biochar Company, one of 11 finalists in Sir Richard Branson’s $25 million Virgin Earth Challenge, launched an Indiegogo campaign to deliver the new, three-part Soil Reef™ Biochar System. As a soil-building system, the Soil Reef Biochar System uses timed application, to help home gardeners create a soil rich in carbon-based organic matter to […]

Green & Gold Conference

October 18, 2015 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Energy Saving, Events, Green Building

Wanted to let you know about the Green & Gold Conference set for November 12 in San Francisco. Organizer Julie Mathern has designed a gathering to attract entrepreneurs — just before Green Festival! — who are working on sustainable office design, green food and beverage solutions, solar energy, water desalination and funding opportunities for these […]

Garlic- worth looking at

October 18, 2015 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Food, Health and Beauty

From: Kankakee FoodLife on Facebook: Photos on Kankakee FoodLife’s post in Timeline Photos · Oct 11 · GARLIC Now less than 40% is grown here in California and most of it (60%) is coming from China. You can tell the difference by looking at the bottom. If the roots are all removed, leaving a concave, clean […]

Meditation is worth a Try!

October 03, 2015 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Health and Beauty, Yoga

I really enjoy my yoga community! For getting started meditating, I’ll share a few things that work for me. Meditation has calmed me, lowered my blood pressure, increased my air intake by 200% (yes, I measured), and made my life “lighter”. This may be something you are interested in…. so give it a try!  I’d […]