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Articles About environmental sustainability :: Page 2

  • Getting from waste to want not

    The busy bugs of EnviroFlight are churning out a new product this year — a natural fertilizer that some say is making area tomato plants grow like weeds.

  • State funds Antioch co-ops

    Following through on its commitment to agricultural and environmental sustainability in both campus life and curriculum, Antioch College last week cemented a partnership with the state to establish several dozen cooperative job positions for students

  • Flush with water— Thinking conservation amidst plenty

    Laurie Dreamspinner used the water from one of the four rain barrels connected to her downspouts to water the marigolds, peas and herbs she grows in her front and side yards. The stormwater reclamation saves her money and the already wet area unneeded runoff. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Ask villagers about their experience with Yellow Springs water and the stories will flow.

  • Hollister gets environmental post

    Local resident and Yellow Springs native Don Hollister is the new executive director of the Ohio League of Conservation Voters, a Columbus-based bipartisan environmental organization. Hollister will draw on his local political experience as he leads the group in lobbying for environmental policy and electing pro-environmental candidates for state and local offices. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    All politics is local, the saying goes, and it’s also largely unpaid. Local resident and Yellow Springs native Don Hollister has found both to be true in his nearly 40 years in politics.

  • He lets the kids play in poison ivy

    Local goatherd Owen Betts tended his flock at Whitehall Farm this month. Antioch College recently hired Betts’ goats to chew through the overgrown weeds at its farm to make way for a food forest. The goat mowing service is available to anyone with a weed problem. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    While some kids on the Antioch College campus are digesting new information, others are munching on weeds.

  • Purchase keeps business local

    Rhonda Newsome, pictured above, and her husband, Jason, are the new owners and operators of Eco•mental on Xenia Avenue downtown. The local couple purchased the business from CJ Williams and Nancy Grigsby, and plan to continue most products while adding some new items. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    While Eco•mental’s ownership recently changed, its mission and focus will remain the same.

  • “Radical” farm takes root

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    Amy Batchman started Radical Roots Farm outside of Yellow Springs with big plans for the seven-acre homestead.

  • Forests for local food

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    Mark Shepard told a crowd of 120 villagers to transform our farm fields into forests for more local food.

  • Celebrate Earth Day

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    Earth Day 2011 will be celebrated in Yellow Springs with several events this week.

  • Glen Helen’s geothermal plan

    Construction is underway on the new geothermal heating project in the Glen Helen Building and the Trailside Museum.

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