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All Blog Posts Tagged 'simple' (8)

Permaculture

Herbaceous plants like Asparagus are nutrient dense and are an important part of permaculture. Crowns of the garden, These green spears are a hardy plant can be grown in Indiana with only one year of toiling in the soil and will rewarding for the long term. Taking 3 years for a significant harvest with a life span of two decades. Divided in the spring these plants are self seeders and need to be planted on a mound of earth fanning the fingers gently to maximize growth they should be planted 12… Continue

Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on April 30, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

A green scavenger's Christmas for Kids

This blog is dedicated to those who are the curators of Christmas. To all who choose to be alert to the creative opportunities all around us. For the moms and dads who are wondering how to make the ends meet, there is hope in finding a green scavenger's Christmas for kids.…

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Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on December 5, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

An Ideal Confession

Keeping place with a green touch makes a greener Indiana. Here are 7 ideals that I live the everyday in an extraordinary way.…

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Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on June 4, 2010 at 10:19am — 1 Comment

Tiny Houses & Simple Living

Hi, and Welcome to my blog about my tiny house adventure. I am posting this blog to share my tiny house experience with others that are interested in the process and to help others decide weather or not it is for them. I am also creating this blog because i would like to document my experience building it and living in it to show others how it is very possible to live simply and still live comfortably.



The reason i got hooked on building a tiny house is mainly my love for the… Continue

Added by Kris Kehe / EcoGreenGlobe on July 19, 2009 at 11:03pm — No Comments

Vacation in your “green” backyard.

Change your thinking and stay home this summer. Spend your vacation resources to create an everyday space into and extraordinary oasis. Here are six smart ways to create an aural sense of escape.



Discover edible hedges; currants both black and blue as well as elderberry

Make windowsill arrangement with one stem vases

Thrift store candle lanterns hung from trees

Use a water feature with motion, reflectivity, with soothing sound

Plant a garden that blooms by the… Continue

Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on June 23, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Affluenza Cure: Day by Day

Luxury is the overused adjective of the decade. Condos, hotels, and restaurants all claim decadence or imply superior service that only insiders receive. When curing affluenza we must separate indulgence from necessity. Begin by defining an experience from an object. Change your thinking, lead a thought revolution.



The great news… Green luxury can be found the moment you walk out your front door. Connecting with the sights and sounds of a city park, planning a short day trip to swim… Continue

Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on April 30, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Affluenza Cure: Step 4 Your Passion

A new definition of passion: a purposeful activity that uses a person’s talents and skills to make a contribution to the world in a manner that is in harmony with owns values and is in balance with the rest of the person’s life. Ask yourself if you would continue to perform the same work if you won the lottery. The cure to affluenza is to engage in service that you would continue if you had an unexpected windfall. Change your thinking. Lead a thought revolution.



Together we could… Continue

Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on April 26, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Affluenza Cure: Step One, Your Things

Inspired by Linda Breen Pierce who wrote Simplicity Lessons: a 12 step guide to Living Simply, you can join me on

limiting your material possessions to cure Affluenza. Change your thinking and lead a thought revolution.



Do you own your stuff or does it own you?

Discover what you cherish...

Define what burdens you...

Isolate and item that you bought but never use...

Describe an experience with a possession that required more time and energy than you… Continue

Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on April 21, 2009 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Feed from Indiana Living Green Magazine

Green power!

Hi Renee,

What do you think of IPL’s Green Power Option and non-local programs like PearEnergy as tools to reduce the use of fossil fuels?

Thank you,

Tom

Hi Tom,

Before I dive into a long-winded answer to your question, in short, I like the Green Power Option and other [...]

Make like a tree …

Renee

While walking in the neighborhood after weeding yesterday, an Ask Renee question came to mind: Upon moving to Indy from the east coast, I was surprised to see leaves on the curb in plastic bags.  Neighbors assured me that as long as the leaves are put on the curb [...]

Public Greens to open in November

A whole new kind of restaurant is about to hit the Monon in Broad Ripple in what has been, until a few months ago, a squatter-occupied empty building owned by the Indy Parks Department. Patachou Inc. founder Martha Hoover, whose company also operates Napolese, Petite Chou, and of [...]

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