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David Adams
By David Adams on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 - 11:55am

4 Tips for Prepping Your Apartment (and Wallet) for a Scorching Summer

Grab your portable fans and sunscreen. 2016 is on track to incinerate your idea of a typical summer.

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David Schwartz
By David Schwartz on Mon, Mar 21, 2016 - 5:54pm

Do You Support Water Conservation? Then Support These 8 Brands

The average American family of four will use 146,000 gallons of water this year.

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Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Wed, Mar 25, 2015 - 11:22pm

The Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Gift Basket Trip

This weekend I will be visiting a number of northern relatives. I wanted to make them gift baskets containing local southern food specialties. I went to a store that advertised that they carried local food and always reminded you to being your "green," reusable shopping bags.

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jasonw
By jasonw on Thu, Jan 22, 2015 - 9:33pm

From the trenches of Eco Farm Conference 2015

Long-time member suziegruber has graciously offered to provide a live blog and daily accounting of her experience and the knowledge she gleans from the many great presentations and workshops being offered at this year's EcoFarm Conference.  

We will be providing period updates to this discussion feed throughout the conference proceedings.

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suziegruber
By suziegruber on Wed, Sep 24, 2014 - 4:10pm

Weekend Along The Farm Trails - Free Event

Good Food. Good Farmers. Good Fun.

On Saturday and Sunday, September 27th and 28th, Sonoma County farmers will open their gates and barn doors to offer a behind-the-scenes peek at life on the farm.

Most of the stops are FREE. All you need is transportation, a map of your route, a cooler to keep your purchases fresh, and a sense of adventure!

~ Explore Sonoma County's vibrant agricultural community.
~ Experience life on the farm behind the barnyard gates.
~ Meet your farmers, vintners & artisan producers.

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suziegruber
By suziegruber on Wed, Sep 10, 2014 - 3:59pm

Village Building Convergence

The Village Building Convergence is an annual collaboration and cross pollination of neighbors, groups and civic partnerships to transform our town through village life patterns and educational placemaking projects. This culminates in a 10-day fall celebration.

During the day, you will have the opportunity to get involved with creative community designed placemaking projects happening all over the town. There will be building, gardening, art, and many other fun things to do and great people doing them with you!

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suziegruber
By suziegruber on Sat, Jun 21, 2014 - 3:09pm

We Need Volunteers for the Gravenstein Apple Fair

Now in its 41st year the Gravenstein Apple Fair will be held at Ragle Ranch in Sebastopol on August 9th & 10th.  This old time country fair celebrates the Gravenstein apple harvest as well as local agriculture and artisans.  In addition to amazing music, food, beer & cider, new this year is the Artisan Cheese Tent and the DIY tent which will feature a wheat threshing demonstration.  You can learn more about the fair here.

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suziegruber
By suziegruber on Thu, May 1, 2014 - 4:12pm

Wavy Gravy Birthday Benefit - Sebastopol Grange

Come celebrate this benefit on Wavy's 78th birthday!

Eat popcorn and watch with Wavy the exceptional documentary 'Saint Misbehavin' with Q&A and birthday cake to follow. Plan to have lots of fun.

Price (sliding scale) $10 - $99 (includes signed dvd)