Tag: buy local

Food Biodiversity Loss Since Early 1900s

Biodiversity in our food supply is dwindling, but what can we do to preserve it?

At the turn of last century, farmers and gardeners could choose from hundreds of varieties of seeds to grow various food plants. Today, those numbers have dwindled to as little as 12.

7 Good Reasons to Quit Bottled Water

We had an extra Green Diva Meg in the house today! Our special guest Green Diva Meghan Van Dyk, the editor of the Daily Record’s Grassroots section was in the studio to [ … ]

Sustainable Local Food & Fun

Listen, laugh & learn with the Green Divas (and Green Dude Scott) anytime – Podcast here! You are going to hear us talking a lot this year about “gettin’ local wherever you [ … ]

Buying Local vs Fair Trade

We talk a lot around here about voting with our wallets, and often the choice is easy. Do you buy the conventional corn, which is most likely genetically modified and covered in pesticides, or the organic corn at the farmer’s market? No contest, right? But what about when you’re faced with choosing between local and fair trade?

Sustainable Eating and Your Connection to Nature

As humanity faces the biggest challenge it has ever faced – to live sustainably on this wonderful and mysterious blue-green planet – all of our habits and assumptions have come under question. What we eat, of course, has been no different.

Farmers Market Fare 7

This week’s market fare is a short one, must be the busy start of summer! I am definitely with Joy in celebrating the fact that fresh berries are now in [ … ]

Farmers Market Fare 6

This week marked our first CSA pickup of the season. The bag contained spinach, scallions, strawberries, asparagus, bok choy, and lettuces. I go to the market as well as the [ … ]

Farmers Market Fare 5

While I missed a week’s posts due to a family emergency, all of you have been writing some amazing posts. Thanks for keeping at it and keeping me inspired. Great [ … ]