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Why Waste a Good Thing? 4 Steps to Reduce Food Waste

Why Waste a Good Thing? 4 Steps to Reduce Food WasteA couple of years ago, I challenged myself to grow my own weight in food in my urban Seattle garden. I surpassed my goal – growing more than 220 pounds of food – but in the process I realized that a second challenge was to ensure my harvest was fully utilized before it spoiled. I donated about 50 pounds to the local food bank, shared so... [More]

3 Recycling and Compost Tips from a (Former) Novice

3 Recycling and Compost Tips from a (Former) NoviceConfession: I grew up in Texas, a state known for oil, BBQ (yeah!) and tornadoes. I did not grow up thinking about my impact on the environment or about recycling. And while I appreciated my childhood and continue to love my home state, it didn’t adequately prepare me for life outside the Lone Star State. When I moved to Seattle five years ag... [More]