Adventures in Gardening – Our First Season Of Planting
Since we moved into our house two years ago, we’ve been dreaming of planting a garden and growing our own food. It’s been hard to find the time with life being so busy these days, but this past spring/summer we tried our first season of planting. And while we only harvested a little bit of…Read More
How Can Chinese Herbs Make You Healthier And Happier?
For the past four years, I’ve been studying to become a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Although I didn’t know much about herbs before starting this program, I was blown away by the power of Chinese herbal medicine. There are hundreds of different herbs that have been used effectively for thousands of years to…Read More
9 Medicinal Flowers Used in Chinese Herbal Medicine
While you might think of cooking herbs like rosemary and thyme when you hear about herbal medicine, Chinese herbal medicine actually refers to a wide range of substances that come from nature. These could be plant parts such as leaves, stems, roots and flowers, as well as minerals and animal substances. In Chinese, hua means flower,…Read More
Planting a Drought Resistant Lawn Part 2 – Hello New Plants
A few weeks ago we shared Part 1 of our plans to replace our grass lawn with drought resistant plants. We recently moved into a new house and discovered that the sprinkler system used to water the grass was a huge waste of water. So Adam spearheaded the effort to redo our landscaping. Let’s catch…Read More
Planting a Drought Resistant Lawn Part 1 – Goodbye Grass
We recently moved into a new home and are so excited to have our very own yard! For most of our adult lives, Adam and I have lived in apartments or shared spaces so we’ve never been responsible for maintaining a lawn before. Well we were in for a big surprise when we got our…Read More
The Surprising and Innovative Secret Behind San Diego’s Drinking Water
Clean water is something we often take for granted, but the reality is that this is one of our most precious resources. Cape Town South Africa is in the midst of a water crisis, and faces the possibility of running out of clean water in 2019. Here in San Diego, California we import 85% of…Read More
Changing the Flower Business – One Bouq at a Time
When it comes to the flower industry, sustainability is a complicated question. For example, flowers imported from the fertile climate of Ecuador may have a smaller carbon footprint than flowers grown in climate-controlled greenhouses in the US. On the one hand, flowers could be considered an expensive waste of water and other natural resources. On…Read More
What is Sustainability?
We have organized some resources to help you learn more about sustainability. Search through the list of sites below. Sustainability comes in many forms and a review of the sites below will help clear up any questions you may have. This is not an exhaustive list of sustainability resources, but what we have provided is…Read More