Boulderganic Magazine

Extend the growing season

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The scorching weather of this past summer, one of the hottest on record, had a positive flipside for gardeners in that the growing season has been longer. A lack of frost in April meant that vegetables and herbs flourished in the early season, and if plants received ...

Tomato jam that`s the jam

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The recipe I am about to share with you may be the reason I have transformed into a total canning nerd overnight. Sure, my new obsession with canning isn’t all that surprising. I have a garden and need to figure out how to preserve some of its harvest. I also dabbled...

The artist in everyone, anywhere, from anything

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Talk to El Anatsui about the thousands of bottlecaps used in his artwork, and he’s less concerned with the obvious problem — yes, these were garbage headed for landfills that now hang on museum walls — than the issue they represent for his community. They’re all from...

Zero-waste checklist

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• Reusable shopping bags — Eco-Cycle recommends the ChicoBag because it is made from 99 percent recycled materials and because plastic shopping bags are bad for the environment when they are manufactured and disposed of improperly...

Recycling 2.0

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Hopefully, recycling glass, metal, paper and plastics has become second nature to most of us in Boulder County by now...

E-wasteful

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While it is exciting to bring that cracked, scratched or toilet-damaged old clunker of a cell phone into the store and walk away with a shiny new gadget purchased with carefully saved pennies, the true cost of that pretty, new device goes beyond the money shelled out...

How local can you go?

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The bootstrap-pulling, flannel-wearing, trophy buckle-adorned tales of survival and triumph over the elements are a well-loved part of Americana. So does it matter that the leather to make the boots, fabric to make the shirts and metal to make the buckles don’t come ...

Doing the splits

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As the temperature drops, the renters among us crank the heat and curse the landlord who won’t replace those old, leaky windows. But then, why would he? He doesn’t see a penny of savings off his bill, does he...

Mother Nature knows best

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Once upon a time, most people harvested their food directly from the land or sea rather than selecting it from stocked grocery store shelves that bear the same appearance in August as they do in March. Although technology now allows Coloradans to eat bananas and ...

Recycle your medication

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We all know what to do with plastic boxes, beer cans and glass bottles: recycle them. But what about recycling medication...

The healing power of frequencies

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Past the meticulously manicured yard of Marybeth Keigher’s North Boulder house, surrounded by vibrant flowers and fountains, lies what appears to be a converted guesthouse that now serves as a studio for her acupuncture and sound healing practice...

Food, and food for thought

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This time of year, a lot of people are spending time thinking about what they’re going to eat. They’re planning and planting gardens that will yield produce all summer long, providing directives on whether it’s a week for salads, or one for zucchini bread, BLTs or ...