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Least Toxic Methods of Insect Control

By |2020-09-16T17:39:56-07:00September 15th, 2020|Categories: California, Community, Sustainable Living|Tags: |

*Local Learning Series written by Bonnie Bradt member of UCCE Master Gardeners of Nevada County and lives in Grass Valley, CA. Least Toxic Methods of Insect Control Let’s face it, fellow gardeners, historically, the concept of “pest control” consisted of dusting or spraying, with the [...]

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One of the Cutest ways to Mitigate Fire

By |2020-09-16T17:54:17-07:00September 15th, 2020|Categories: California, Community, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , , , , |

*Local Learning Series written by Registered Veterinary Technician Kaitlyn Medlar, co-owner/operator NM Ranch Grazing Service in Auburn, CA. One of the Cutest Ways to Mitigate Fire in California You may have guessed it... Goats and Sheep! Did you know one of the most sustainable and eco-friendly [...]

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HEPA Filters, DYI Air Purifiers, Effectiveness of House Plants

By |2020-09-17T10:09:17-07:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: California, Community, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Part 2, HEPA Filters, DYI Air Purifiers, Effectiveness of House Plants and more on AQI and PM2.5 in California If you have not already, click here and read Part 1 on "Filtering Wildfire Smoke" As we approach the most acres burned in a season in California's [...]

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Filtering Smoke

By |2020-09-17T09:24:41-07:00September 9th, 2020|Categories: California, Community, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , , , |

How to remove wildfire smoke from your home in California We’ve had a lot of smoke in our air from California wildfires recently. Smoke, like ozone and other air pollutants, can cause severe health problems. To know just how unhealthy the air is there are [...]

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Idaho Maryland Gold Mine Project Scope Released

By |2020-07-29T19:39:12-07:00July 29th, 2020|Categories: California, Community, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , , , |

Idaho Maryland Gold Mine Project Scope Released Only 3 weeks remaining for comments... Don't miss your opportunity to make sure your comments, concerns and questions are heard and considered during the mine's environmental review.  On July 27th, 2020, Brian Foss, our local planning director, and [...]

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Is Hugelculture Right for your Location?

By |2020-06-02T19:07:11-07:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: California, Community, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , , , |

*Local Learning Series written by Samyol Soulfyre at Full Circle Garden Solutions in Nevada City. - Editor's note: This article and other writings on our blog are what we like to call "food for thought." This particular idea may not suit your location, slope of [...]

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Commentary on why the Post-Pandemic World Needs Is A Solar Energy Revolution

By |2020-05-29T10:56:26-07:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: California, Renewable Energy Policy, Solar, Solar Industry/Technology|Tags: , , |

Why the Post-Pandemic World Needs Is A Solar Energy Revolution (Commentary) Part of SEG's Sustainability in Media Series, where we share good media about sustainable energy and living to help our community learn and thrive during interesting times.  Before you go straight to the article [...]

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COVID-19, WELLBEING AND FREEDOM: WHAT’S NEXT?

By |2020-04-04T11:12:32-07:00March 29th, 2020|Categories: California, Community, Sustainable Living|

COVID-19, Wellbeing and Freedom: what's next? Sitting at home, reading about coronavirus, you peruse social media, pick up your phone, reach out to friends and strategize on staying connected while distanced and being safe. This is the current situation in which many of us find [...]

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What do we need, right now?

By |2020-03-27T09:54:41-07:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: California, Community, Energy Efficiency, Sustainable Living|

What do we need, right now? To me it's 5 things. Food, water, shelter, health and energy. Why? Because, without these essentials, nothing else matters. If I am hungry and thirsty, there is nothing else I want but food and water. When it's cold at [...]

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Greenhouses and aquaponics: the future of year-round food production.

By |2020-03-27T09:39:57-07:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: California, Community, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , , , |

This article was written by guest-author Pierre Beauchamp, executive member of Quantum Growth Institute, which builds greenhouses and aquaponic systems for closed-loop, year-round food production in educational and residential settings. Greenhouses and aquaponics: the future of closed-loop, year-round food production. For the last 10 years, [...]

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