Boulderganic Magazine

Women to watch in sustainable business

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Boulder County is home to some incredible women who, on top of running or owning a sustainable business, are also leaders in their community, working to educate and encourage others to be more eco-friendly. Boulderganic caught up with a few of the women to talk about...

Just a little loan

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Organic, local, sustainable food seems to be a growing trend in America, but it’s also a trend that almost inevitably means higher prices. When most people think of microfinance, likely what comes to mind are images of the developing world: very poor, rural people ...

Stop sniffling and sneezing

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It’s that time of year. You open your window on a warm day, breathe deep, and all of a sudden the itchy, watery eyes and sneezes set in. When allergies strike, there are natural alternatives to Claritin and similar over-the-counter drugs. Boulder herbalist Brigitte...

How to make your own kombucha

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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. In recent years, kombucha has gained widespread popularity among Westerners who drink the ...

To cleanse or not to cleanse

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From detoxifying diets to juice fasts, different dietary cleanses abound, claiming to rid your system of toxins and help you lose weight. People who regularly cleanse say they feel better, look thinner and think more clearly after a cleanse. But some dietitians argue...

Summer´s hot issues

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Maybe you didn’t think that fracking and GMOs would be the hot-button issues this local election season, but we do. We think that the decisions our local government makes on these two issues are some of the more critical at hand — perhaps even more relevant to our ...

Could consumer choice spell the end for GMOs?

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Ever since last year’s decision by Boulder County Commissioners to allow genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to be grown on county open space lands, opponents of that ruling have looked to this November’s election as the next best way to reverse the county’s ...

Cracking down on fracking

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Boulder County government is following the lead of municipalities like Longmont by attempting to tighten its regulations on oil and gas operations like hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” — without getting sued by the state...

Fracking and GMOs headline this summer´s Boulderganic After Hours event

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Boulder Weekly is celebrating the release of our summer edition of Boulderganic at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 28. This summer’s event is sponsored by Eco-Cycle and is being held at Rembrandt Yard, 1301 Spruce St. (just east of the Boulderado Hotel) and we want you ...

The buzz about bees

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During summer, Boulder resident Julie FinleyRidinger is busy. Her vegetable, fruit and flower gardens are overflowing, and she awaits honey from her 14 bee colonies...

Honeybees and pesticides

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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...

The wealth in weeds

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This spring, like many Boulder residents with even a tiny scrap of lawn, I looked out my window and was appalled to see that hundreds of bright yellow dandelions had taken over. I quickly went to work trying to pull them out, but almost all of them were back the next...