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ShiftCon Inspires Green Living for the Mainstream

FREE newsletter sign-up! Ever feel all alone in your quest to feed your family well on a budget?  Still feel like the only green family on your block?  If you blog, do you wonder if your audience really gets the educational messages you want them to hear?  Those are some of the challenges bloggers addressed […]

Continue Reading By on October 1, 2015 in conscious consumerism, green, Green Goes Mainstream, grocery

Summer Organic Garden Maintenance – Saturdays in the Garden

Stay in touch with my newsletter here! Enter here for summer grilling giveaway! One in four of you is growing your own vegetable garden, according to the latest census data.  How is your garden growing this summer?  We’re having moderate success, which I’m thankful for despite a hectic schedule and not enough time for maintenance […]

Continue Reading By on June 20, 2015 in agriculture, garden, green, organic

Poll: How Green Are You?

Is green just a fad or is it finally here to stay? Not greenwashing, but the real thing? Tell me where you are on the green spectrum, then please share this poll with your friends to see what they think about it! Welcome! Free Newsletter    

Continue Reading By on June 10, 2015 in green

Earth Care Chat with Sierra Club & Eco Author

You don’t have to tell the parent of a child with asthma that when your child can’t breathe, nothing else matters.  They’ve been there. One in ten children in this country depends on a rescue inhaler because of an asthma diagnosis.  Others still, young and old, suffer a range of heart and lung diseases.  It […]

Continue Reading By on April 8, 2015 in clean air, conservation, energy, environment, environmental health, green, green parenting

Book Review: Pre-Teens Grow Taller Through The Order of the Trees

Thanks so much for using my affiliate link below if you decide to buy this book.  It allows you to support this blog, at no additional cost to you. Pre-teen angst, a damsel in distress, an almost Disneyesque potential conclusion — all these elements are woven together by Vermont teacher Katy Farber in her new […]

Continue Reading By on March 23, 2015 in children’s books, education, green, natural resources, nature

Forest Lichen & Other Sights in Snow

There’s just something magical about snow for creating a stark background for discovering forest growth!  This little bit of forest is always a bit damp. The trees tend to host partnerships of algae and fungi called lichen, while ferns anxiously pose, ready for spring. Here’s a look inside my quiet forest as the snow starts […]

Continue Reading By on March 14, 2015 in Appalachia, forest, green

#ShareATree for Arbor Day Foundation with Green is Universal

This post is in cooperation with the Arbor Day Foundation and Green is Universal. Our family tradition this time of year includes hunting for the perfectly shaped, real Christmas tree at a local tree farm.  In a pinch, we’ve bought trees that have been transported from another state.  But we try to keep it local, […]

Continue Reading By on December 4, 2014 in agriculture, ecosystem, green, holidays, tree, wildlife

#ShiftCon Social Media Conference Aims to Shift Marketplace

The West Coast area known for its beaches and beautiful people briefly became the center of the social media universe in early October as Los Angeles hosted a first-of-its kind gathering for eco-wellness bloggers. Hundreds gathered with Leah Segedie of Bookieboo and Mamavation success, who founded the conference she and husband Mark named ShiftCon.  Adored […]

Continue Reading By on October 6, 2014 in blogging, food, green, wellness

Urban Community Farm Produces for Needy, Needs More Tennessee Volunteers

Want more thoughtful content like this?  Subscribe to Flour Sack Mama’s newsletter to stay in touch! The muscadine grapes were bursting to be picked, a few late summer berries were still hanging on, and the weeds made their last stand under the hands of energetic volunteers at the Saturday work day. Beardsley Community Farm was […]

Continue Reading By on September 8, 2014 in farming, food, green, organic