Local First names LocalMotion winners
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The Local Hero Award is given to an individual or family that has demonstrated a shift toward local purchasing and sustainable living. The founders of GreenMichigan.org, Dan Broersma and Ken Freestone, have made notable contributions to educating and …

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Town to expand its community gardens
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Gardeners are selected by lottery and must pay a fee and follow rules, including committing to using organic gardening principles, according to the town's website. “Town staff and fellow gardeners provide support and are available to answer questions …

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Sweet Success Alma Johnson Harvests Honey for a Good Cause
www.sarasotamagazine.com

What's the buzz? After a diagnosis of cervical cancer at age 30, Alma Johnson took up organic gardening to help her body heal—and ended up hand-pollinating her vegetables because of a lack of bees in the area. “At 7 a.m., before I went to work, I was …

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Oklahoma City area home and garden notes for Jan. 29
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•OKLAHOMA ORGANIC GARDENING ASSOCIATION, 7 p.m. Feb. 26, OSU Agriculture Resource Center, 400 N Portland. Program is “Pruning and Planting Trees After the Ice Storm” by Mark Bays, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture. Free and open to the …

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Back to Basics aims for better tomorrow
www.pineandlakes.com

The Back to Basics sustainable living event brought "Blueprints for a Better Tomorrow" to Pine River on Saturday, Jan. 23, courtesy of Happy Dancing Turtle. Advertisement. The event at Pine River-Backus School featured many lessons on improvements of …

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Here comes the sun: Solar power shines in snowy tour
www.brainerddispatch.com

The tour was offered as part of the 10th annual Back to Basics event, a day of sustainable living workshops and vendors hosted by the nonprofit Happy Dancing Turtle. The tour included five stops in the surrounding Pine River area with opportunities to …

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Living Green: What to do with all your unused clothes
www.santacruzsentinel.com

Kathryn McKenzie writes about sustainable living for the Santa Cruz Sentinel. Listen to Kathryn on “Homegirl,” on KRML, around 10:15 a.m. weekdays (102.1 FM, 1410 AM or krml.com). Reach the author at pardonmygarden@att.net or follow Kathryn on …

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Heather Lyn Garcia
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She had a green thumb and enjoyed organic gardening. She was preceded in death by her grandparents; and brother, Scott Hemstock. She is survived by her daughters, Kailah Garcia, Alanna Garcia, Alyssa Garcia; parents, Steve and Linda Hemstock; sister, …

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On Gardening: Taking a wait-and-see approach to growing pot
www.santacruzsentinel.com

During four days last week, the Eco-Farm Conference provided updates about a wide range of organic gardening and farming practices, and related state and federal policies. The short story is that organic, sustainable and regenerative gardening is …

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