GIS & Sustainable Tourism

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Tourism is a great way for travelers to enjoy the benefits of their hard work throughout the year, the celebration of a marriage or achievement, or to simply change up scenery a bit. GIS technologies and techniques have the ability to explore opportunities to either 1) explore new sustainable tourism innovations or 2) to make […]

Sustainable Cleaning – Why we switched to Norwex

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Looking for a way to clean more sustainably – and make your home safer? We have finally found cleaning products we really like from Norwex! Top 5 reasons we switched to Norwex: Clean using only water – and still remove 99% of bacteria! Stop wasting paper towels (and killing trees) – cloths are reusable for […]

Hurricane Preparations for Homes & Homesteads

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Hurricanes are a fact of life down here in Florida. As such, we wanted to post some helpful resources and checklists that may help you feel a little more prepared this coming hurricane season

Dehydrating – storing your bounty!

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Ever grow WAY too many fruit or veggies or get carried away at the farmer’s market or a farm stand?  There are multiple ways to preserve an abundance of fruit or veggies – one of our favorites is to dehydrate them.  In this post we’ll show you how to dehydrate strawberries as an example, but […]

Sustainable cleaners – affordable and better for you and the environment!

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Looking for an easy, quick, and affordable way to become more sustainable in your everyday life?  Try switching to sustainable cleaners – here are our favorites! UPDATE: see “Sustainable Cleaning – Why we switched to Norwex“ Since writing this post we have now switched to using Norwex sustainable cleaners – much easier and more affordable […]

Hatching Chicks Naturally – 3 Things You Need

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Already have chickens? Then you are ready for the next step – chicks! If not, start with our post on getting started with chickens here.  We suggest starting with pullets (young hens) rather than chicks. Chickens are awesome, and I think very cute, but they simply can’t compete with chicks.  The cuteness of chicks is […]

Native Food for Fodder- Spanish Needles (AKA Bidens)

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Spanish needles, beggar’s tick, monkey’s lice, ‘annoying seeds from Hades!’… This Florida native, Bidens Alba or its sister species Bidens pelosa, has many common names. It takes 10 minutes of cutting and 15 minutes of raking to turn it into livestock fodder- and here’s why we do it…   I See Bidens They are a […]

Rain-Barrel Design Options I & II of 3(.5-ish)

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Two design options to keep that beautiful rainwater from running off your property: Quick-n’-Rustic or the more common plastic drum design. More on a 700+ gallon system at a later post! Note: this post assumes you already have working gutters and downspouts; if not, we have a quick ‘n dirty version for chicken coops, sheds, […]

Top 5 romantic gifts (that are also sustainable)

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Need a romantic gift idea for your loved one but want to stay sustainable?  Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered!  These gifts are great for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, birthdays, etc. (hint, hint). 1. Chocolate! Okay, so chocolate is the classic romantic gift.  Unfortunately, it can also be incredibly destructive to the environment and to […]

Top 10 FREE ways to save energy (plus one cheap bonus tip)

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  Why save energy?  Saving energy around the house helps you save money while also becoming more sustainable – an easy win-win. We’ll give you some ways to save energy – for free! Most of the energy in the US comes from fossil fuels and thus creates a lot of pollution that harms both humans […]