Posts tagged ‘buy local’

Patio Potatoes

Posted October 24th, 2013 by Nanette Heffernan. Comment (0).

Growing potatoes is one of the easiest homesteading projects you can accomplish. I prefer to grow them in containers because there are no critters to contend with, I can move them around when needed, and harvesting is a snap.

National Buy Nothing Day

Posted November 20th, 2012 by Nanette Heffernan. Comment (0).

This Friday is National Buy Nothing Day. It’s also Black Friday—the biggest shopping day of the year. But before we head to the mall, let’s consider this: -780 million people lack clean drinking water. Water.org has 47,000 “Likes.” Walmart has 25 million. -1.2 million people are “talking about” Target on Facebook. Twice as many—2.4 million—are […]

Shop Local – It Matters

Posted February 23rd, 2012 by Nanette Heffernan. Comment (0).

Many communities have launched “Buy Local” campaigns with good reason. Research shows that for every $100 you spend in your community, $68 of it stays local versus only $23 from chain stores. That difference goes to create jobs, services, parks, sponsor kids’ soccer teams, and so on. But if that’s not enough to convince you […]