Thinking of an EV? Ask the Man Who Owns One

“I will never own a gas car again. I’m still committed to the environment, but it’s all about the quiet, the driving dynamics, and never having to touch that dirty, nasty gasoline again.”
 

At a recent Solar Drinks get together, I noticed a brand new Chevrolet Bolt electric car in the parking lot. This is the … Read More.

Writ in Stone – The Cemetery as Historian

Buried Stories

No two cemeteries are alike. Nobody is buried in more than one place and, consequently, every cemetery is unique, with its own grouping of the once-living unlike any other on the planet. Each of those bodies has a story and, when gathered and shared, they make up the history of a community, creating the … Read More.

Apartment Composting Made Easy

If you are passionate like me about managing your home waste, but live in an apartment, Bokashi composting may be your answer to your food waste dilemmas. Bokashi is a Japanese method of composting that essentially uses live microbes to “pickle” food waste. During fermentation in the anaerobic atmosphere, it breaks down food into a … Read More.

Too Much Doing and Not Enough Being?

“…with the advent of smart technology and the ever-present digital distractions in our pockets and purses, the “fear of missing out“ has emerged as an almost infectious cultural tension.”
I’m a list maker who loves the feeling of crossing items off my list. I admit that on occasion I add to the list the routine thing, or … Read More.

American College of Healthcare Science Holiday Open House

[ December 15, 2017; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ]
On Campus Holiday Open House
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 5005 SW Macadam Ave, Portland OR 97239
Join ACHS & The Apothecary Shoppe for some holiday cheer!
11-11:30 a.m. – Experience how easy it is to craft your own tea blend and make your own tea bags for holiday gifts
12-12:30 p.m. Aromatherapy blending … Read More.

Maritime Northwest Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of December

Mike Dunton’s Maritime Northwest Edition Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of December
December tends to be a continuation of our region’s seasonally wet weather but
can occasionally get snowy. The primary difference between this month and last is that the days are getting colder and shorter as the Winter Solstice arrives. This is the time of … Read More.

The Trouble with Research (Part 2)

In a previous article about “The Trouble with Research’” I wrote about the infuence of industry groups who fund research in order to advance their viewpoint. Independent research is great, but when it’s funded by an industry group, the lines of independence become blurred. Researchers need funding, so when large contributors call, it’s hard to … Read More.

They Too Shall Garden

Murderers, child sexual predators, heroin dealers, identity theft perpetrators, robbers and burglars. Perhaps not the ‘type’ you would want living near you. But they do. We delude ourselves by believing that we are surrounded by law-abiding citizens who have driver’s licenses and car insurance, pay taxes and obey all the rules.
Eventually, many of them are … Read More.

Maritime Northwest Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of November

Mike Dunton’s Maritime Northwest Edition Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of November
By November, it is usually too wet, cold and dark to get much production out of your yards and gardens. Ideally your growing areas are cleaned of debris and either cover cropped or heavily mulched. With all of the outdoor tasks accomplished, it … Read More.

Portland Veg Fest

[ October 14, 2017; October 15, 2017; ]  

Saturday and Sunday, October 14-15, 2017
Exhibit Hall and Speaker Rooms: 10am-6pm
Oregon Convention Center – Exhibit Hall A
Speakers, exhibitors,  food samples, cooking demos, book store, family activities, fashion and beauty, Veg lifestyle product and service exhibitors. $10 for a single day or $17 for a two-day pass.

Exhibitor list https://nwveg.org/vegfest-sponsors-exhibitors-2017

Speakers and presentations: https://nwveg.org/vegfest-program-2017