Natural beauty made simple and with minimal landfill waste

October 7, 2011


Lemons for glowing beauty

When I decided to make the commitment to live sustainably I set down a few ground rules that helped shaped my purchasing decisions and therefore my beauty regimen. One of these rules is to avoid single-use disposable containers. Therefore plastic bottles were significantly reduced. That means no shampoo bottles either. Another rule is that it […]

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Learn more about the Raw Milk Bill in NJ

August 15, 2011


RAW MILK BILL ALERTS !!! Please sign up at Foodshed Alliance to receive alerts for the NJ Raw Milk Bill.  It passed in the assembly and needs our support in the senate.  

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Purslane – Let your weeds grow and your soul glow.

August 11, 2011


Purslane a wanted weed

I love eating weeds. It is free, super healthy and effortless to grow them.  Buying them from a fancy schmancy specialty market is usually very pricey. Early this year, I pulled out an evergreen shrub that was lining my driveway, leaving behind a brown dirt strip of decomposing mulch. I’m sure the neighbors were expecting […]

This alone may get Ron Paul my vote..

August 1, 2011


Congressman Scott Garrett on Ron Paul's Raw Milk Legislation

Dear Sustainable Sachi: Knowing of your interest in legislation affecting the distribution of raw milk, specifically H.R. 1830, I would like to take the opportunity to update you on this legislation. As you know, H.R. 1830 was introduced by Congressman Ron Paul (TX-14) on May 11, 2011.  The legislation would prohibit any federal department, agency, […]

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This American Life Radio Story on Fracking

July 26, 2011


Rosemary Dreger Carey of Pascack Sustainability Group forwarded this radio clip that recently aired on This American Life. Per Rosemary, “It tells the story of two people with different views on hydrofracking. Fracking is a type of gas drilling that injects millions of gallons of hydraulic fluids—a mix of water, chemicals and sand—into a well […]

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Want to Help Ban Fracking in New Jersey?

July 22, 2011


Butane Water, What the Frack?

The state legislature has passed S2576, a bill that will make NJ the first state in the country to ban fracking, helping to protect NJ’s drinking water supplies from this risky practice. It is now Governor Christie’s job to sign the bill into law.             Food & Water suggests:  […]

Howling Wolf Farm Open House and Potluck – Saturday, July 9th

June 28, 2011


Howling Wolf Farm biodynamic farm harvest table

You are invited to Howling Wolf Farm for a farm open house: with a farm tour, pastured poultry tour, wild plant walk, and lacto-fermentation demonstration. Please be ready to hike through the pastures. Hope you can stay for the potluck — please bring a dish to share, plus a picnic blanket or camp chair. Saturday, […]

What’s in your ice cream? Mmm, rubber cement, anti-freeze, paint thinner and so much more!

June 10, 2011


Little girl eating ice cream, homemade, I hope. What's in your ice cream?

I love ice cream, but knowing what I know makes me feel really uneasy about letting my toddler eat commercial ice cream laden with the same ingredients that clean up crews jokingly refer to as “Ethyl Methyl Bad Shit”, at toxic cleanup sites. We make our own ice cream or buy organic. I know Dairy […]

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Incredible edible milkweed

May 31, 2011


Common Milkweed - Asclepias syriaca

Get to know and befriend your weeds (instead of killing them). You’ll find that they have so much to offer. Introducing – the Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca). Milkweed is the sole food source of monarch butterfly larvae (now I’d feel really guilty if I killed them for the vanity of my lawn). According to Wikipedia, […]

Howling Wolf Farm Work Crew – May 21st, 2011

May 31, 2011


The author transplanting seedlings into bigger soil blocks

A couple of Saturday’s ago I joined the work crew at Howling Wolf Farm. I imagined I’d spend the day doing back-breaking labor, bent over the fields, the sun cruelly beating the sweat out of me while I planted seedlings in freshly plowed earth. This image was quickly shattered. Having rained steadily the entire week, […]