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Retailer Spotlight: Eco Carmel Ask Kristi Reimers what she likes about selling and you’ll hear crickets. But inquire about green products and you’ll find she’s got plenty to say. Kristi Reimers, proprietor of Eco Carmel, says the number of environmentally friendly products on the market continues to grow at a steady pace. “Sales is not fun; education is fun,” says Kristi, who opened her shop, Eco Carmel, about six years ago in Carmel-By-The-Sea after managing a local spa. “That’s how we speak with customers; we’re excited about the green products that work well.” Eco Carmel has evolved from general store into an invaluable resource for alternatives to otherwise toxic products. Here you’ll find a great selection of bedding, paint,... Continue Reading →
It’s so easy to get to where you’re going, do what you’ve got to do then retreat back into your safe haven, all without eye contact or a hearty hello spoken. But what kind of life is that? We all long for acceptance, to be part of something bigger than ourselves and the microcosm of a world we live in. Luckily, a growing number of us are finding kindred spirits in the garden. Maybe not in our own yards but in community gardens sprouting up throughout the country. Here is where we can dig deep, share a laugh and grow more than just vegetables. We can plant the seeds of a greener earth, share the fruit of our labors and... Continue Reading →
Composting is an important part of organic gardening. It’s also an environmentally friendly approach to reducing waste and improving soil conditions. These eco-centric points are what drive Beedy Parker into her garden in Maine to compost three different systems all-year long, though her methods change slightly with the seasons. Parker has been composting the last 35-plus years. “It just made sense,” says the avid gardener, now 76. “With compost you’re creating life out of death. The material feeds plants and animals eat plants.” Beedy is so into composting she shares her enthusiasm and know-how with adults and children alike in community classes that teach household composting. It’s a practice she encourages everyone to integrate into their daily... Continue Reading →
Retailer Spotlight: Community Eco Store Stephen Beebee worked hard all of his life to make a $1 salary. Let us explain: Beebee’s background is in marketing and logistics. He also owned a software marketing company. He was financially set but felt he had a bigger mission in life. Five years ago he retired from a demanding career to pursue his passion for green living. Today he and his wife, Deborah, own Community Eco Store in historic Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, located west of Valley Forge. Their business focuses on resource saving and sustainable living products for the home, office, garden and beyond. The store sells locally made—brooms, clothes drying racks, environmentally friendly laundry soap; solar—panels, attic... Continue Reading →
Plants can transform a landscape into a tropical oasis or a desert sanctuary. They also help out the environment by producing oxygen, storing carbon, purifying water and building topsoil. Gardens, too, have a greater good as they provide food to people, animals and organisms. The need for plants is so immense that the government approved the USDA People’s Garden Initiative (peoplesgarden.usda.gov), encouraging people to start their own community gardens. In addition to tips for achieving this goal, the website addresses the importance of pollinators—honeybees, butterflies and other animals instrumental in growing healthy crops. That got me thinking: What plants are healthy for my family and the environment? Turns out there are quite a few. Here are some suggestions to... Continue Reading →