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The holidays are always a good time to revisit the amount of waste we generate in this country because probably at no other time during the year is more waste produced than during the holidays. Its a good reminder too that no longer is recycle the operative word but REDUCE! If we consume less, there’s…

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By Now, most everyone has heard that Hostess Brands –  producers of synthetic, sickly-sweet, gastro-hideous, eco-terrorist, snack foods – has filed bankruptcy and is going out of business after 82 years. Many things contributed to the company’s demise but Hostess claims, an employee strike was the straw that broke the camel’s back hobbling an already…

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No, I’m not talking about climate change but rather keeping your crops warm during winter. We are just beginning our 4th season here at the Truckee Community Farm’s Growing Dome and last night, November 11th, marked our first truly cold night of the season at 5°F! Watch the videos to see how the Growing Dome’s…

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The debate between organic and conventional agriculture is not nearly as polarized as the news would have you think. There is a large gray area in the middle where conventional farmers are transitioning to more sustainable practices but not necessarily organic, at least yet. I’ve often thought (and blogged about it. Click here for article…

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