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Thursday, June 14,2012

Amending Colorado's thirsty soil with compost tea

Microbial brew can stimulate the earth

By Jessie Lucier
For people who understand compost but are unfamiliar with compost tea, the reaction to the microbial-rich liquid brewed from compost is oftentimes repulsion — that is, until they realize it is to be applied to plants and trees, and not ingested by humans.
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Thursday, June 14,2012

Honeybees and pesticides

The impact of dwindling honeybees

By Jessie Lucier
For more than a decade, beekeepers around the country have experienced devastating honeybee losses, with some reporting losses as high as 80 percent. Not many industries can survive that magnitude of loss and still be in business to talk about it.
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Thursday, March 29,2012

How to make your own kombucha

Homebrewer, High Country founder share processes, tips and secrets to their creations

By Jessie Lucier
More than 2,000 years ago, the ancient Chinese considered kombucha an immortal health elixir. Some avid drinkers of the fermented tea beverage might say just the same today.
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Thursday, March 29,2012

Get out

Spending time in Boulder’s great outdoors makes for happier and healthier people

By Jessie Lucier
The National Park Trust has dubbed May 19 National Kids to Parks Day, a day when they invite every family in America to visit a national, state or local park.
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Thursday, March 29,2012

Digging in to organic gardening

Some tips on starting a vegetable garden

By Jessie Lucier
Ask four experts about how to make a garden grow, and you’ll get four different pieces of advice. What the experts have to say about cultivating healthy soil and when and where to water varies, but then, so do backyards.
Thursday, December 22,2011

Last minute gifts that last a lifetime … or longer

By Jessie Lucier
So many gifts exchanged during the holidays scarcely outlast the wrapping paper and big bows they came packaged in, and their broken and discarded pieces meet their festive wrappings in landfill. This year, consider giving gifts that last — tokens of love and friendship that will be cherished well beyond this holiday season.
Thursday, December 22,2011

Engaging the natural brain

By Jessie Lucier
The winter solstice is here, and the season’s chilly weather has already driven most of Colorado’s flora and fauna to take cover inside. We — and our kids — however, don’t need to be deterred from connecting with the natural world because of the cold weather.
Thursday, December 1,2011

Local, handmade gifts for everyone on your gift list

By Jessie Lucier
In the spirit of creating and supporting community, many Boulderites ignored the Black Friday buzz and made the decision to allocate their gifting dollars to local businesses and artists this holiday season. In an effort to foster commitments like these and to promote community and simplify local holiday shopping, Firefly Handmade is again offering the Boulder community a one-stop, local shopping experience.
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