Noteworthy Green: Future Gardener, Vertical Farms, 24 Omelets, and More...

>> Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Check out my latest post at The Green Phone Booth: Future Gardener Seeks Guidance.

This post is basically the exact opposite of Green Bean's post where she included all those amazing pictures of her yard. Here's Green Bean's yard. Here's mine.

We just moved into this house two months ago, and although we're renting, our wonderful landlords said, "Go right ahead," when we asked if we could plant a garden. I'm a serious plan-ahead kind of girl, so okay, okay, I know its months away from Spring, but I've got to be ready! Read more...
And elsewhere on the Internet:

:: Grist tells us how to respond to people's excuses for not switching to CFLs. Are you reading this, Mom? :)

:: The New York Times discusses a proposal by some environmental groups to pay farmers in Brazil to leave their land forested rather than raze it for farmland.

:: Nicholas D. Kristoff at The New York Times says that industrial agriculture has no soul. I enjoyed this editorial especially for the story he tells about putting a chicken egg in a goose's nest when he was a child.

:: PlayOutdoors.com has put together a family eco-challenge to inspire your family to care for the environment. And participants are eligible for a shopping spree at PlayOutdoors.com.

:: Dickson D. Despommier at The New York Times describes the benefits of vertical farming. The idea of vertical farms intrigues me, though I still have some questions about it.

:: Craft Stew lists "24 Ways to Fill an Omelet" and "33 Ways to Spread a Bagel."

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