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    What is compost tea?

    What is compost tea? By Betsy Wild Tea is tasty, nutritious, medicinal and “hot” right now.  So is compost tea for your lawn, trees, gardens and shrubs! What is compost tea? Compost tea is a natural organic fertilizer made from …

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    Gardening with charcoal and epsom salts

    Gardening with charcoal and epsom salts By Betsy Wild A few weeks ago I did a post on gardening with baking soda.  I recently came across more clever organic gardening tips using common household products – charcoal and Epsom salts. …

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    Gardening with baking soda

    Gardening with baking soda By Betsy Wild Cheap, effective and OG (the original “green”), baking soda bakes, cleans, heals, disinfects, scrubs, deodorizes, exfoliates, and brightens just about everything in the home.  But did you know baking soda works in the …

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    Cucumber and vodka- not a cocktail, but a green alternative

    Cucumber and vodka- not a cocktail, but a green alternative By Betsy Wild Many foods and spirits can be used as green alternatives to conventional household and personal care products.  Below are some ideas sent to me from a couple …

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    What’s wrong with Styrofoam?

    What’s wrong with Styrofoam? By Betsy Betsy Wild A lot!  Styrofoam, the trademark name of the Dow Chemical Company for polystyrene foam, and used for disposable cups and plates, food packaging, mailing material, appliance packaging and lots more, is manufactured from …

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    Go bananas

    Go bananas By Betsy Wild If you read my blog regularly, you know that I am a firm believer in local, seasonal eating.  But, I do have some exceptions, one of which is bananas.  I could never give up bananas …

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    Red Palm Oil

    Red Palm Oil By Betsy Wild I use a variety of oils. Olive oil for salads, salad dressings and even washing my face like they do in Greece; grape seed oil for sautéing and roasting; coconut oil for cooking, baking, …

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    Bug Killing Cedar Oil

    Bug Killing Cedar Oil By Betsy Wild One of my pet loving readers recently told me about CedarCide all natural, organic pet animal products whose base is non-toxic cedar oil. She swears by their shampoo, which leaves her Great Dane’s …

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    Greener alternatives to chlorine bleach

    Greener alternatives to chlorine bleach By Betsy Wild Chlorine Bleach is one of the most effective clothes whiteners and disinfectants, but it can be toxic. Chlorine (Cl2) is among the ten highest volume chemicals manufactured in the United States. It …

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    The dirty dozen and the clean 15

    The dirty dozen and the clean 15 By Betsy Wild Whenever possible, eating organic food is always preferable.  Organic food is grown without chemical pesticides, may contain more natural antioxidants and nutrients linked to reduced risk for cancer, stroke, and …

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