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The Cupboard-to-Campfire Challenge

The Cupboard-to-Campfire Challenge

Road Trip! We had a five-day camping trip ahead of us and although I couldn’t wait for the adventures to begin, I was stressing about what we were going to eat. We love to be creative and cook our own meals when we're traveling. They're delicious, healthy, and camp cooking is fun. This time around, however, none of my typical go-to recipes were inspiring me. I wanted to mix it up, but I didn’t have time (or patience) to look up recipes. Nor did I want to hunt down fancy new grocery items. Looking quickly into my pantry and freezer, I...

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Top 10 Reasons to Start a Garden

Top 10 Reasons to Start a Garden

Happy May Day! In Ohio, May is an exciting time for gardeners. We’re about three weeks ahead of schedule (thanks, climate change), but at least for the moment, I’m not complaining. I’ve already transplanted our tomato and pepper seed starts into our brand new garden. They like it there, which makes me happy. We’re thrilled to finally be gardening again. I recently came across an article that Michael Pollan (one of my favorite authors) wrote for the New York Times called “Why Bother.” In it, he listed his top reasons for why gardening can really make a difference in the...

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On pipelines and pipedreams

On pipelines and pipedreams

It's #MotivationMonday! Enjoy this week's reflection on becoming an everyday activist to protect our precious planet at home, in our community, and beyond. This month we look at how to celebrate Earth Day Every Day. This week, 2 million gallons of drilling fluid was spilled into a wetland, thankfully not into the river, in our northeast Ohio county.  Many of my neighbors, myself included, are asking: What's in a pipeline?  The oil and gas companies are skilled at touting the benefits. In Stark County, we’ve been quoted the promise is jobs, energy security, and increased financial stability.  Of all the fossil fuel energy options...

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