The Trouble With Research (part 1)

In a previous edition of the Green Living Journal I wrote about ‘The Trouble with Natural’, in which I explained that ‘natural’ has no defined meaning from the USDA or the FDA. This term often used in food marketing gives the consumer no real information for decision making.
I will address sponsored food- based research, which … Read More.

12th Annual Recycled Arts Festival

[ June 24, 2017; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. June 25, 2017; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
June 24th and 25th at Esther Short Park in Downtown Vancouver, WA
The Recycled Arts Festival (RAF) started twelve years ago as a way to educate and get the community excited about waste reduction, reuse and recycling in Clark County. It has grown into a huge family event, with more and more artists participating every year.

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20th Annual Plant and Garden Fair

[ May 13, 2017; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] The 20th Annual Camas Plant & Garden Fair in Downtown Camas is the day before Mother’s Day. This favorite Spring event will return with all of its color, interest and diversity on Saturday, May 13th from 9am until 4pm. Find a wide array of plants, flowers, trees, garden art, planters, garden furniture, birdhouses, iron works, and a … Read More.

Voluntary Simplicity

Think about it this way: if you buy a $4 coffee every workday, that’s approximately $1000 a year spent on coffee. If you make $10 an hour, that equates to 100 hours of work just to buy coffee. Voluntary Simplicity is about making conscious choices.
 
In 1995, my husband Jon and I signed up to take … Read More.

26th Annual Home and Garden Idea Fair

[ April 28, 2017; 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. April 29, 2017; 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. April 30, 2017; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Clark Public Utilities 26th Annual Home, Garden and Idea Fair
Clark County Event Center
17402 NE Delfel Road, Ridgefield, WA
April 28, 29, & 30, 2017
This local tradition features hundreds of home and garden businesses, indoor landscape displays, one of the largest plant sales in Clark County, local farmer’s market vendors and a variety of free hands-on activities … Read More.