Kombucha, the new Moonshine?

It looks dangerous, doesn't it?

Kombucha with active ingredients may be an endangered species in grocery stores due to the active fermentation and slight alcohol content. Homegrown kombucha is more popular than ever. If you are not familiar with Kombucha and the continuous brew process read these posts first….

Save that apple core for the compost, it could save a life!

Falcon

Compost MYTH: It is alright to toss an apple core out the window. It will break down and help the environment right? Compost Answer: It would be much better to save the apple core or other biodegradable waste for your indoor vermicomposting bin or…

Bees and Shrimp are in the same boat (and it is sinking)

Here is another reason to keep your bees in town. Dennis Murrell of BeeNatural talks about being Malathioned. I remember our bees getting overspray from soybeans planted across the road when I was growing up and the resulting pile of dead bees in front…

Saving the World Should Be Easy

Landfilling should be hard. Recycling should be easy.

This is an idea that is long overdue. The key to recycling anything on a massive scale is to make it easy. Landfilling should be hard. Recycling should be easy. In a large office, there should be a recycling bin at every office or…

I Want My Gulf of Mexico Back

Since our short to middle term plan involves living on a sailboat in the Gulf of Mexico current events have real meaning to us. While the video is certainly funny we are talking about the ecological death of an entire ocean. The Gulf of…

E-delivery can save the world and protect you from identity theft.

packages

That is right, I said protect you from identity theft. Increase your safety. Do you think having paper documents mailed to you increases your security from information theft? Do you refuse to conduct financial transactions electronically because the internet isn’t safe? How sad for…

Nature Photography in Rocky Mountain National Park

Stellar's Jay

Our recent day trip to Rocky Mountain National Park was one of our best ever for wildlife photography and viewing. We publish photographs of the natural world on this blog not only to share the incredible beauty of nature with you, but to remind you of…

The three best things you can do for the planet, no matter who you are and where you live.

Start a worm bin in order to covert a third of your waste stream into something that helps the planet. Never, ever again use a disposable bag for carrying home something you purchase. Walk or bike somewhere everyday. It is not hard to save…

Adventures in Kombucha Making

The first hurdle was finding a brewing container. After much research, we decided to use the continuous brew method. Continuous brew results in a more consistent flavor and contains more of the complex compounds such as B-vitamins, antioxidants, and glucaric acids to which many…

Kombucha: The Golden Elixir

I remember it like it was yesterday.   One Saturday afternoon we were sitting in the cafe at our local Whole Foods market, preparing to dig into our lunch purchases. We had each grabbed a different flavor of GT Dave’s Kombucha, mine was the…