Lacewig Eggs on Tomato Plant in Denver

Lacewing Eggs in Denver

September 19, 2016

I spotted these mysterious eggs at our community garden in Denver, and I took this photo and “googled” eggs on stalks and low-and-behold… I found out that they are Lacewing eggs! Neat! Lacewings are great in the garden, adults feed only on nectar, pollen, and aphid honeydew, but the larvae are active predators – they […]

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Relief in sight for whales!

July 19, 2016

Finally, some relief for the whales is in sight! It was just ruled that the sonar approved for use by the US Navy violated the Marine Mammal Protection Act, according to a San Francisco federal appeals court. This ruling is a major victory for marine mammals, and for the Marine Mammal Protection Act that protects them. […]

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Denver Mattress Recycling – New Client!

July 6, 2016

I’m excited to be working with another local company, Spring Back Colorado, a Denver mattress recycling company helping save old mattresses from going into the landfill, building new mattresses with sanitized scrapped materials from the mattresses, while also helping employ the disenfranchised and those with barriers to employment in Colorado. Their mattress recycling process breaks down over 90% […]

Aerial View of the Denver Botanic Gardens

July 6, 2016

This isn’t good environmental news exactly, but something fun to see! Have you ever looked at the gardens in 3D on Google Maps? It’s beautiful! I love the look of the Monet Pool!  

Denver Farmers Market at 24th & Arapahoe

Denver Farmers Market – BIG BASH on June 25th

June 21, 2016

One of my favorite clients and favorite Farmers Market is Harry’s Urban Farmer’s Market at 24th and Arapahoe in downtown Denver. They are kicking off the summer season this Saturday, with their Big Bash on June 25th from 10am-2pm to kick off our summer market! It’s FREE, there’s FREE parking and local Colorado produce and […]

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Rain Barrels are now legal in Colorado

May 5, 2016

Good news for Colorado, Governor Hickenlooper signed a bill allowing Coloradans to use rain barrels in their yards, storing up to 110 gallons of water for outdoor use. The legislation took effect on August 10th, 2016. I’m going to install one soon! I can’t believe this was against the law in the first place, and glad […]

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Native Plants in Landscapes – Growing a Greener World Episode

February 17, 2016

One of my favorite shows, Growing a Greener World, just had an episode on native plants, it’s a very interesting and inspiring episode. Watch it in HD for free on their website: www.growingagreenerworld.com/bringing-nature-home

Manatee Population Has Rebounded 500 Percent!

January 11, 2016

Another piece of Good Environmental News from GoodNewsNetwork.org: Manatees have made a huge comeback as a result of significant improvements in habitat conditions and threat reduction. Only about 1,267 West Indian manatees could be found in Florida when surveys began in 1991. Since then, the population has increased 500 percent – to 6,300 in that state and 13,000 overall. Amidst this positive […]

Grow your own mushrooms in your yard!

November 16, 2015

Making a wood chip mushroom garden I just came across this post on milkwood.net about creating a wood chip mushroom garden. I will have to try this next summer for sure! Read more »

Power your Home by Riding this Bike!

November 16, 2015

I love riding a bike, though I avoid stationary bikes… however – this amazing invention could change my tune! I have always thought that stationary bikes should somehow use the energy we put into them, for example, a stationary bike could power a fan in front of you to cool you off while you were […]

Best Fiction Whale Book

November 12, 2015

If you want a great fast-reading fiction book about whales, look no further than Hank Searls’ book titled “Sounding“. This is a marvelous tale of a passionate, aging Sperm whale and his encounters with humans. I found this hidden gem at the thrift store, the cover of my book has a whale tale in a stormy […]

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Hot Pepper Seeds Website Design

November 11, 2015

I was tickled “green” when Patsy from Sandia Seed reached out looking for a new website for her online shopping cart for her New Mexican hot pepper seeds. As an avid gardener, I love all things green, and I’m also a spicy-nut, so I love hot peppers! Sandia Seed had her original website for around […]

Aquaponic Aquarium

Turn a fish tank into an Aquaponic Garden

November 10, 2015

Check out this interesting new aquaponics product I came across today: Aquasprouts is a system setup that turns a 10-gallon aquarium into an aquaponic garden – what a neat idea! Now, if only they’d do this for 55-gallon (that’s what I have). Maybe I’ll build one out of wood. It looks like these may only […]

Reusable Single Serve Coffee Filter, Stainless Steel

Reusable Single Serve Coffee Filter – Stainless Steel

October 25, 2015

Reusable One Cup Coffee Maker I typically have one cup of tea or coffee each morning, so I usually have tea as I don’t want to brew up a whole pot of coffee for just one cup. I normally use tea bags, and occasionally the Folgers’ single serve teabags of coffee, but these coffee teabags […]

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Chile Creates Largest Marine Reserve in the Americas

October 6, 2015

Here’s some good news for our oceans: The newly protected waters around the Desventuradas Islands contain many marine species found nowhere else on Earth. Valparaiso, CHILE—The Chilean government on Monday announced that it has created the largest marine reserve in the Americas by protecting an area hundreds of miles off its coast roughly the size […]

Denver Farmers Market

July 13, 2015

I wanted to welcome a new Denver Farmers Market that is happening every Saturday through September 26th from 10am-2pm in the downtown Denver / RINO / Five Points neighborhood. Harry’s Urban Farmer’s Market will be held at Crofton Elementary at 2409 Arapahoe Street in Denver, Colorado (24th & Arapahoe downtown). Allison Anderson, who is the […]

Another Green Idea: The Denver Tool Library

April 24, 2015

What a neat idea! Rather than buying every tool for every project, people in Denver can borrow tools from The Denver Tool Library at 555 Santa Fe Drive. While there is a yearly membership of $80, this is a good investment if you are a frequent tool user but don’t have the funds or the room to purchase […]

Humpback whales are doing well!

April 20, 2015

Here’s some good news from Mercurynews.com – due to the ban on commercial whaling nearly 50 years ago, the Humpback population is on the rise, and has recovered so well that they may be removed from the Endangered Species list. It’s amazing how we can make changes for the better! Here’s an excerpt and image […]

Growing a Greener World

April 15, 2015

I just discovered my favorite show, Growing a Greener World, which is an amazing gardening-centric show that I can’t get enough of. I’ve recently watched episode 515 – Making More Plants, featuring a wonderful young horticulturalist and propagator, Brienne Gluvna Arthur, who is charming as she explains the various ways to easily propagate plants of […]

Chicago City Hall Green Roof Project

March 30, 2015

Chicago City Hall Green Roof project was started to curb the Urban Heat Island Effect. Completed in 2001, the rooftop garden at Chicago’s City Hall was designed to test different types of green roof systems, heating and cooling benefits, success rates of native and non-native vegetation, and reductions in rainwater runoff. The city of Chicago […]