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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

How are you #CleanCouponing in 2015?

How do you stretch a dollar AND provide the most wholesome value for your family’s dinners and more?  Like many people across the country, maybe you’re attuned to #CleanCouponing, being frugal with MORE than money! When you shop, do you bypass the cheapest item for the one that is made with more care so you […]

Continue Reading By on January 8, 2015 in clean couponing, conscious consumerism, green frugal, Green Goes Mainstream, shopping

Green Goes Mainstream: 10 Tips for Greener Home & School Habits

Would you believe that each of us generates around four and a third pounds of garbage from normal living in the United States each day?  Of that, we might recycle or compost a small portion, keeping less than half of that garbage out of expensive landfills. The Environmental Protection Agency says in 2012 alone, we […]

Continue Reading By on August 5, 2014 in education, green frugal, Green Goes Mainstream, green parenting, recycle, school

Green Goes Mainstream Series on Flour Sack Mama Blog

Anyone else stop to wonder what our great grandparents thought about their efforts at gardening, preserving food, making or repairing their own household items and even sharing with neighbors? Chances are, most of them never used the term “green,” because what we now consider greener living was simply their way of life. Tomorrow on the […]

Continue Reading By on August 4, 2014 in air, green, Green Goes Mainstream, health

Green Goes Mainstream: Community Gardening & Wellness

Could gardening be central to community revitalization?  We explore that idea in our Green Goes Mainstream series. A People’s Garden stands outside USDA headquarters in Washington, DC, modeling how fresh lettuce and tomatoes can nourish a community’s spirit.  Food from gardens like these goes to feed the hungry in all 50 states.  This garden project […]

Continue Reading By on July 23, 2014 in agriculture, Appalachia, gardening, green, Green Goes Mainstream, organic

Hospital Farms for Better Health with Rodale Institute

Sign up here to get my free newsletter! Hospital Farms for Better Health with Rodale Institute Greek physician Hippocrates is famously attributed with telling us, “…let food be thy medicine.”  Yet Western medicine has been slow to embrace the simplicity of this wisdom.  Finally, US physicians can write “prescriptions” for discharged patients that include healthy […]

Continue Reading By on July 18, 2014 in agriculture, farming, food, Green Goes Mainstream, health, organic

You’re Invited to a Green Goes Mainstream #CleanCouponing Twitter Chat July 23

Remember when “health food” was something only a few people were interested in? Remember when most of us didn’t bother reading product labels?  Or when “green” seemed like a merely a niche lifestyle? Join us for a special Green Goes Mainstream Twitter chat next Wednesday, July 23rd at 9 pm Eastern time.  With hosts @FlourSackMama […]

Continue Reading By on July 17, 2014 in agriculture, food, green, Green Goes Mainstream, organic