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'building earth' Archive

Introducing Building Earth the website

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Yo dudes. I wanted to let you all know that I’m moving my building earth posts over to buildingearth.net. I plan to continue posting over there twice a week about all things green building and green lifestyle. You should definitely check it out it those topics interest you. I’m still getting some of the previous building […]

Trying to green our move

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Let’s face it, packing up an apartment’s worth of furniture, furnishings, and stuff and hauling it across the country is not really easy on the earth by any stretch of the imagination. But between all the packing materials and that big truck there are a few ways we’re trying to make our move a little less resource […]

Growing Fruit Trees From Seed

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Husby and I have this dream where someday we have an orchard full of fruit trees. In our wildest orchard dreams we also have a greenhouse orchard with tropical fruit trees as well. I mean really, delicious fruit and natural carbon sequestration? What could be better? Because we try to live life in the now, […]

Happy May Day

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

The weekend of or just after May 1st was always one of my favorites growing up. April in MN tends to still be pretty chilly, with the occasional snow storm – because it is, after all, “Minnesnowta”. But May, May is when it actually gets warm, when you’re actually safe to tuck your winter clothes […]

Some thoughts on Earth Day

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Happy 44th Earth Day. And coincidentally, happy anniversary of the birthday of Vladimir Lenin. Did you know that when Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 it was thought that the date was chosen because Earth Day was some part of a communist agenda? Actually, the date was chosen in conjunction with college students school […]

On being a maker

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

I think I started making friendship bracelets when I was 6 or 7 years old. Before that it was paper mache-ing Halloween costumes, writing and illustrating paper books, and drawing murals. Since then I’ve dabbled in beading; crocheted my way through skein after skein of yarn; built computers; joined set crew and learned how to […]