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    Organic lawns

    Organic lawns By Betsy Wild About this time of year, we’ve had enough of winter and are anxious to start gardening and working on the lawn. There are lots of creative options for lawns and now is the time to …

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    Unclog Your Drain Safely Recipe

    One of my readers contacted me about unclogging her bathroom sink.  As a conscientious environmentalist, she was surprised and frustrated when baking soda and vinegar didn’t unclog her drain.  She was adamant about not using conventional, off the shelf products …

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    Eating fish is more complicated than you think

    Eating fish is more complicated than you think By Betsy Wild Fish is not a health food, according to Dr. Joel Furhman, a board-certified family physician, NY Times best-selling author, nutritional researcher, and an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural …

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    Steroid-free chicken

    Steroid-free chicken By Betsy Wild Read carefully the above menu description for Five Spice Chicken.  Does this  strike anyone else as weird and unappetizing?  While I’m pleased the chicken is steroid and antibiotic free, what a commentary that we have to …

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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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    Fight a cold naturally

    Fight a cold naturally By Betsy Wild USDA photo. Image Number K3644-12. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Exposure to cold germs is inevitable and most people get at least one or two colds per year.  My husband and I recently felt the …

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    Get rid of those mice naturally

    Get rid of those mice naturally By Betsy Wild This year I have noticed a proliferation of mice in my house and even had a squirrel yesterday!  A recent article in the Boston Globe entitled, “Where did all the acorns …

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    Benefits of Bulk Buying

    Benefits of Bulk Buying By Betsy Wild Bulk food buying is the hallmark of eco-conscious consumers.  Buying in bulk doesn’t just mean buying huge quantities of items to save money, which makes sense for staples like toilet paper and paper …

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    Heirloom plants and seeds

    Heirloom plants and seeds By Betsy Wild Heirloom plants are vegetables, flowers, and fruits that are grown from seeds passed down through the generations and are open pollinated, meaning they rely on natural pollination from insects and wind.  They generally …

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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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