Archives for November 2012

An Introduction to Beekeeping

[ February 9, 2013; 10:00 am to 11:30 am. ] Have you ever thought about becoming a beekeeper?

What does it take in terms of Equipment, Space, Time and Money?

This is an introductory class on keeping honeybees to see if you really want to get involved.

I have kept honeybees since 1972 and though I had 200 colonies at one time, I’m still learning.

It’s a process.

This class … Read More.

OCOM Opens New Campus

September of 2012 the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) opened its new campus and clinic in Portland’s Old Town Chinatown. A weekend community open house celebrated its opening.
Renovating the building to LEED Gold standards aligns the utility of the building with OCOM’s commitment to create greater health for patients, students, faculty, and staff. Noteworthy … Read More.

Should You Drink What’s In Your Tap?

Water treatment has come a long way since we washed our clothes, bodies and livestock in the same bodies of water we used to dispose of our bedpans. In fact, diseases like polio, hepatitis A, and other horrific ailments have been all but eradicated since we’ve learned proper water treatment en masse. Although now we’re … Read More.

Hawthorne Auto Chosen for Think EV Warranty Repairs

Hawthorne Auto Clinic at 4307 SE Hawthorne Blvd has announced that they are now Portland’s authorized local warranty repair facility for the Think City electric car.
Owners Jim Hauser and Liz Dally have been strong advocates for the adoption of electric drive vehicles and have been working on both hybrid and battery electric vehicles for many … Read More.

Greening That Printer

Business leaders are realizing the sustainability advantages as well as the long-term economic benefits of shifting more things to an eco-conscious choice. Small things in your office such as reusable kitchen supplies and recycled paper can be adjusted quite easily.
What about your printer? Typically, it’s on all day, using energy, consuming paper, putting toxins in … Read More.

Celebrate World Toilet Day

Thanks to Karen from Independence Gardens for this guest post.

In a few short weeks, one of my favorite days of the year rolls around. You might think, given my business’s focus on growing (and eating) good food, that this exciting day is Thanksgiving. But no, that’s not it. The day I am talking about is … Read More.

Tidy Up Your Kitchen Compost

Along with the Portland residential composting program came the beige compost collection bin that was supplied to all residents. It is large, takes up a lot of the counter top, and is not very attractive.
Jeff Evans found the use of the pail unergonomic and cumbersome. He wanted to find a way to mount the bucket … Read More.

The Value of Wastewater Recycling

Sorting your water bottles and soda cans into recyclable and non-recyclable isn’t enough to live completely green and cut down on waste. One of the most important recyclables is water. According to the Water Information Program, daily water consumption of an average American is about 176 gallons per day and the United States uses a staggering … Read More.