Boulderganic

The return of Alfalfa’s

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A long with Boulder landmarks like McGuckin Hardware and the Boulder Book Store, Alfalfa’s grocery remained a local standby for 13 years. Locals were crushed when the store, which pioneered the model for natural foods supermarkets, was bought by Wild Oats in 1996. ...

Homegrown and recycled

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There`s something special about innovative products made of recycled materials that are created by people challenged to turn their eco-convictions into a business. Especially when those products are Colorado-produced goods, because that kind of industry supports...

Getting in (recycled) gear for the outdoors

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Climbing, hiking, biking, camping, scuba diving, surfing, fishing, kayaking — enjoying environmental recreation to the fullest often means there’s a lot of gear that goes with it. And it’s the kind of gear that can wind up in landfills or incinerators when it’s ...

Tips for keeping summer eco-sweet

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This week’s column has a particular summer focus on all things environmental, sustainable and organic. Keeping the stink out — If you participate in Boulder County’s alternate-week curbside compost pick-up you may have noticed the collection bin can get ...

Loving to grow

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It`s a little pocket of greenery, an unpainted fence, a worn driveway leading off the west side of Boulder’s North Broadway, up a slope to a strip of scruffy industrial buildings...

From beetle-kill pine to pellet stove fuel

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  It was sorrow that compelled Rosalie Bianco to act...

Tour de Coops brings farming home

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If you’ve ever wondered if your backyard could sustain something more than grass and a hammock, Boulder’s first Tour de Coops event on Saturday, Sept. 4, from 2 to 5 p.m. will be a great way to find out...

Boulder company comes clean on green

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When Greg Macchia of Boulder told his wife, Courtney, that he was going to start a cleaning business, she laughed...

Day-long party coming to east Pearl Street

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There will be many reasons to celebrate life at Boulder’s newest neighborhood event this Sunday, starting with a parade honoring firefighters...

Grant helps communities kick-start zero-waste efforts

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Boulder County is launching a nifty initiative that will help eight rural communities and townships, as well as a couple of rural homeowner associations have a chance to offer greater resource conservation opportunities to their constituents...

Aquaponics sustains edible addictions%uFFFD

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As a word, “aquaponics” was invented sometime in the 1970s, but as a practice it’s been around since ancient times among the Chinese, Aztecs and other cultures. While it may sound like an aquatic exercise class, the only things swimming in this case could be your ...

Boulder prepares for global work party

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Work party” sounds like one of those deals where an afternoon of labor for a friend results in a few pizzas and beer...