Field Trip to the Farm

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By Melissa McArdle My family tends to seek out the farms in our community. Whether they have organic fruits and vegetables or free-range eggs and meat, we make a point to visit and support these eco-friendly establishments which grace the open-spaces cultivated with sustainable agriculture upon our treasured lands. Green String Farm in Sonoma, CA is a 140 acre farm, with approximately 60 acres in cultivation. They produce vegetables and fruits and maintain a farm store year-round.  A recent visit allowed us to mingle with 3-week-old goats, swing on the porch of a child-size Victorian house, Read More →

Sustaining Local Flowers

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By Estelle Hayes Do you know where your flowers come from? Have they been driven in a refrigerated truck across country or flown over from Amsterdam? Imagine the carbon footprint for that bouquet you sent your mother a couple of weeks ago. Increasingly, consumers are questioning the origin of their bouquets and supporting organic growing practices of their local floral farms. The authors of the 50 Mile Bouquet: Follow Your Flowers from Field to Vase blog, based on the book of the same name by Debra Prinzing make a case for sourcing only local, seasonal and sustainably grown flowers Read More →

Be Ethically Chic (+ a giveaway)

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I couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to Ella Lou and their ethically chic pestamels and ikat pillows. I bought two of the beautiful pestamels (one for me and one for a friend) and fell in love with the soft turkish towels and the ethos behind the company. Ella Lou donates a month of soap to someone in need with every purchase and their stunning products are made from organic cotton. The company is just all-around goodness. Lindsay from Ella Lou is generously offering a pestamel in the color of your choice to one very lucky Read More →

One Clean Tip ~ Safe Sunscreen

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By Estelle Hayes With the weather warming up, we’ll all be spending more time outside – tending to gardens, taking extra long bike rides and picnics at the beach. At least, those activities are high on my list for this weekend. Before you head out, be sure to pick up some clean sunscreen for your family – free from nasty chemicals. The Environmental Working Group has done your homework for you. Check out their sunscreen recommendations before you head out to the store. Photo credit: Estelle Hayes

one clean thing ~ homemade window cleaner

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By Estelle Hayes This week’s One Clean Thing was inspired by one big confession. I hate cleaning windows. It’s a chore I easily avoided (for years) until my daughter started teething and took to licking windows. It was a gross phase that lasted several months and I found myself frantically cleaning windows and French doors, nightly. That’s around the same time I started to get smart about label reading and questioning all the hidden toxins lurking in our every day household products. I didn’t want my wee one ingesting anything blue! Turns out, it’s super Read More →

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