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  • Dec
  • 9

Why I’ll Have a Wool-Free Winter

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‘Tis the season for cozy fires, warm cocoa and playing in the snow. One thing that’s never in season, though, is wool. I used to love wool—I mean, really love it. As soon as the temperature dipped, out came my wool skirts and scarves, mittens and sweaters. It made my eyes water and my skin […]

  • Dec
  • 2

Tips on Preventing Harm to Wildlife This Winter

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There are many ways in which you can be a lifesaver, especially as winter approaches. Please share these valuable tips with neighbors and friends so that the birds, mice, opossums, squirrels, raccoons, and other animals whose habitats intersect with ours can be protected from harm: Cap your chimney. When birds sit on top of a chimney for […]

  • Nov
  • 23

Make History! Sign a Petition for a Cruelty-Free Room in the White House

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Very soon, President-elect Donald Trump will be moving into the White House, which means, among other things, that it’s almost time to redecorate! The members of every First Family are given their own renovation budget—usually, $100,000—although they often spend their own money or accept private donations to allow for more extensive changes. What if, this […]

  • Nov
  • 22

Yummy Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

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The only redeeming feature of holidays for me (a long story that I will not go into here) is that they do, in their best incarnations, involve great food. And I love to eat.  Since my favorite course of any meal is dessert (I have often wished that meals were served in reverse order so […]

  • Nov
  • 17

Thanksgiving Recipe Cheat Sheet

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Many of us are thankful for animals every day and choose not to include them on our plates each day of the year. Around the holidays, however, we are given the extra opportunity to let our compassion shine through via tasty vegan recipes that inspire our loved ones to extend their circle of compassion too. […]

  • Nov
  • 16

Winterizing Plants and Sprinklers

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In the landscape industry, we watch for nighttime temperatures. Oftentimes, we tell clients that they need to winterize their plants and sprinklers even when it’s warm outside, because the nighttime temperature can drop to freezing or below. To winterize plants: Sod: Apply a winterizer, which can be found in garden centers or big box stores in […]

  • Nov
  • 10

Leaf Well Enough Alone

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Nearly everyone loves the annual colorful pageant of autumn leaves on the trees. But once they fall, nearly every property owner despises them. There seems to be a compulsive instinct to remove every last leaf from our yards and gardens and an obsession to rake the ground bare. But now for some kind words in […]

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