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September 5, 2019

These carrots and this garden scene may look like any other, and it is like every school garden.  We have a small square of earth, vegetables and perennial fruits growing, and most importantly kids coming to the garden for goodness.

And maybe there is something more that makes our little square stand out.

Two springs ago, a group of Juniors, Seniors, and a few Sophomores reclaimed their abandoned school garden space.  When we first started working this little square of the schoolyard, it was full of weeds with a few beautiful tulips poking through in the early spring to remind us that something was still there.

After scrapi...

March 20, 2018

What would it take to go about the business of your day creating no waste what-so-ever and only purchasing items that have a positive impact on the people and communities that provided the resources to create them?  I have been researching bloggers that telling their stories about changing the actions in their lives to produce no waste.  I read that the steps are

  1. Refusal

  2. Reduce

  3. Reuse

  4. Compost

The one that stands out so strongly to me is Refusal.  Refusal to participate in a norm that currently dominates our modern society: buy, use, toss-and be quick-so you can buy again. 

For me, this means changing one of my most important mo...

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