Archive for September, 2011
What have we not learned the hard, hot way? The so-called Foxtail Fern is the perfect example of a seemingly delicate cultivar that is tough enough to save. In the hottest summer in the 21st Century, it thrived when it was moved from a covered patio to partial (but still hot) sun. And it did not beg to be watered.
Grow Local! Buy Local! Eat Local!
The banner on a national web site of national Well Fed Neighbor Alliance resonates with lots of consumers who have seen headlines about contaminated and even deadly fruit and vegetables, recalled beef, pork and chicken, or who just prefer the taste of food harvested fresh from a field or garden the same day you eat it instead of 1,500 miles away.
in her own words
"My parents instilled a love for nature in me that I want to share with the world. I want people to see the beauty of nature that I see, and in-turn be inspired to preserve it for the next generation."
With the September 2011 issue, GREENE Magazine achieves what many small businesses don’t. We survived our first year, published five times as planned, established a lively web site (you’re looking at it) and created a voice through “social networking” on Facebook (see below.)
Our fourth and now our fifth issue is for sale at more than 150 locations from Lake of the Ozarks to West Plains and the Kansas and Arkansas state lines. You can subscribe online. Our plans now include the addition of advertising online, as we help set a more vigorous forum in the Ozarks for sustainable living, gardening, living greener and cleaner.
I think that I shall never see
a billboard lovely as a tree.
Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,
I’ll never see a tree at all.
– Ogden Nash
One of my favorite quotations is a Chinese proverb, but this isn’t it. My point is that while it seems we have enough billboards in the Ozarks for everyone to have one, we can’t seem to keep our trees.
The tornado that obliterated a third of Joplin wiped out thousands of trees, each one a living, breathing filter for the pollution we belch into the air each day. It is said that just one tree absorbs as much carbon dioxide in a year as a car produces during two years of average driving.
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