Sustainably Wooden

What do you think of when you hear of wood? You know. Like the natural product? Maybe you think of a desk or a splinter (ouch!), or maybe the common phrase “knock on wood.”  Countless possibilities for wood exist. Maybe...

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Bringing It Home

You’ve heard of hemp, right? Most are familiar with the plant and believe they know all there is to know about it. Personally, I had no idea what the word “hemp” meant until this past spring semester and when I...

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Save The Trees, Middletown

You don’t really need a junk mail sofa....

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The Dirt on Composting

One of the most common misconceptions about composting is that you are required to have a pile or trench to have a successful composting bin.  I couldn’t tell you how many times I have heard someone say, “I’d love to...

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How to Build a Raised Bed for Your Vegetable Garden

Now that gardening season has come to the Pacific Northwest, I was able to complete my first big garden project of the year. Last week, with some help from my dad (though his role was mostly a teaching one, I...

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Why I Love to Upcycle

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is quite a famous quote in today’s society. Sometimes, though, an item you previously deemed trash can become something you will treasure in the years to come. This is a process called upcycling,...

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