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Start A Foraging Community

January 14, 2009 Uncategorized

A friend of mine came up with the idea to start a foraging community online here in Marin.  There already is one in Oakland, CA: http://forageoakland.blogspot.com.  Everyone will keep an eye out for fruit trees that are not being picked by the owners and ask the owners if we could pick the fruit.  Then we […]

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Convert Your Yard Into A Garden

January 12, 2009 Uncategorized

We planted a garden in the spring and have been giving folks extra veggies from it – we definitely plan on doing it again but this year we will pull up a bigger portion of our yard and convert it to a garden.  I can’t tell you how much money we save on veggies and […]

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Peer-To-Peer Renting & Zilok

January 12, 2009 Uncategorized

I think peer-to-peer renting and Zilok could be a great example to show positive and community-driven initiatives during these tough economic times. The economic crisis has already had a very direct impact on our lives, and people are starting to look for new ways to save or make money. Zilok provides both. Zilok’s mission is […]

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Help High School Seniors Apply to College

December 23, 2008 Uncategorized

Consider gift cards like ZappTrack, a pre-paid service from College Zapps that allows high school seniors to apply to as many colleges as possible for $25. Check out http://www.collegezapps.com/index.php/CollegeZapps-for-Parents/ZappTrack.html   Submitted by: Lupe Hirt MindSpeak Public Relations http://www.linkedin.com/pub/7/b77/193

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Community Gardens and Sharing

December 22, 2008 Uncategorized

Let’s start community gardens.  And let’s share our harvest.   Let’s set up a community bin where people can drop off no longer needed items that still have usefulness.   How about a "registry" online where people in neighborhoods… in individual blocks even… register their interest in taking turns hosting a potluck, or a picnic, […]

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Neighbourhood Gardens and Sharing

December 22, 2008 Uncategorized

TaxMama – I love your column and here is my idea:   1) Have neighborhoods get together and decide which neighbor will plant which vegetable each season – develop a neighborhood map and divide seeds. Front yards and back yards can be great places to plant vegetables (corn, gourds, melons, herbs). As the neighbor starts […]

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Victory Gardens

December 22, 2008 Uncategorized

I mean, really, I paid $1.49 for ONE lemon at Safeway a few days ago. Aren’t they giving us a message to go back to the land ? Is STOP EATING MEAT a good one ?? Not sure. Submitted by: Mary Fran McCluskey Fast Stats http://faststatschecks.com/

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