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Can a Cow Save a Penguin? Question on World Penguin Day

This post is in cooperation with Stonyfield, where I am proud to be a #StonyfieldBlogger! Can a cow save a penguin? I asked my youngest to #ImagineHow when we visited Zoo Knoxville recently.  Since they were tiny, I’ve brought my kids to visit the penguins at our local zoo, where they wait to see them […]

Continue Reading By on April 25, 2017 in agriculture, biodiversity, conservation, parenting, pesticides, Yo-Getters

Ozarks Water Quality

Tires and trash are typical finds when Missouri Steam Team volunteers conduct water cleanups.  Plus, volunteers take thousands of samples for ongoing water quality reports.  Their latest 2013 report shows reason for concern about nitrate, ammonia and phosphate among other contaminates in public waterways.  These can come from a variety of human activities and agricultural sources. […]

Continue Reading By on July 10, 2014 in agriculture, clean water, conservation, environmentalism, Ozarks, wildlife

Green Your Home with Tips from A Top Organic Architect

He’s a licensed architect, a LEED Accredited Professional and a sought-after lecturer on ecologically sound building design.  The author who wrote Green Sense for the Home and Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies recently answered questions for you here at FlourSackMama.com.  When we asked architect Eric Corey Freed of OrganicArthitect.com for a few tips on […]

Continue Reading By on October 10, 2013 in architecture, conscious consumerism, conservation, green, green frugal, home, Uncategorized

Organic Architect Builds Case for Green Buildings

So, you’ve admired extravagant office buildings and homes with the latest green building features, but you thought you could never afford them.  Perhaps you’ve heard that building green costs you more.  Leading architect Eric Corey Freed breaks through the myths about green, energy saving construction!  In addition to leading an architecture team, he’s a   dynamic author and […]

Continue Reading By on October 9, 2013 in architecture, conservation, ecosystem, energy, environment, environmental health, green, home, Uncategorized