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Margaret Hartley's Greenpoint
by Margaret Hartley

Greenpoint

A Daily Gazette community blog
Ideas on greener living
 
Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015

The world looks different on a hike in November

The fall colors are gone, and the variety of grays and browns make a quieter, but no less beautiful, vista.
 
Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015

Foolish hen gets needed support

Listen up, hens: Hatching out a brood on Nov. 1 is not clever.
 
Monday, Nov. 2, 2015

A new sprout and a special place to grow

I expect this new baby won’t be afraid of raw milk or scraped knees or snakes or spiders. He certainly won’t be afraid of getting dirty.
 
Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

Hidden wild places, good for the soul

If you look, you can find slices of wilderness in the most urban of areas, or travel a bit to really wild places.
 
Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

Foam packaging is problem with few solutions

Banning foam takeout containers one way to keep styrene out of fish diets. And our own.
 
Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

It’s time for slow cooking, making most of energy

And as with all appliances, from slow cookers to standard ovens, using the smallest one appropriate to the job saves energy and money.

It’s time for slow cooking, making most of energy
 
Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

Composting keeps cycle going for healthy, rich soil

Finding out that 2015 has been designated the International Year of Soil, at least by the Soil Science Society of America, is exciting to me.
 
Friday, Sept. 25, 2015

Veggies pile up in house as we prepare for winter

The firewood is piling up outside the door like a prediction.
 
Monday, Sept. 21, 2015

A new challenge: Reducing food waste, nationwide

Americans waste more than 30 percent of all food purchased, either throwing out uneaten leftovers, letting food spoil before getting around to eating it, or tossing perfectly good food because it’s past the “best used by” date.
 
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015

A new hose, and a new worry

The cheap hoses came with an interesting warning label, noting that they contain chemicals the state of California deems capable of causing birth defects and cancer.
 

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