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7/18/18 5:56 A

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Sustainable living can involve keeping track of all the canning supplies!



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5/18/18 11:49 P

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it is sometimes frustrating if there is no-one to take charge of a surplus. eg jars with lids or excess produce
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5/10/18 6:09 A

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Using all that I have and sharing with others. So often, a store is not needed. Neighbors helping neighbors.



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4/2/18 6:20 P

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being as close to self-reliant as you can at the moment.

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1/19/18 3:36 P

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the 3 R's reuse, recycle, reduce in conjunction with educating others



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1/19/18 7:19 A

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Sustainable for me requires community. I can't do it alone, and I can help my friends in the process. We need to stick together!



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12/12/17 9:57 A

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I use my veggie scraps for my juices. I then take the fibrous pulp not used in the juice for my compost. Compost is also a great place for coffee grounds and egg shells.



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11/19/17 6:47 P

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here are some tips on economy in the kitchen

It started with vege scraps and spread to other food items
Some people freeze their vege scraps and then when they have a good supply boil them up with water to make vege stock.
Other food scraps can be frozen then added to stews or soups.
With things like prawn heads and lobster heads and carcasses these can be frozen then used to make stock for marinara or chowder dishes.
Also the prawn bits and lobster bits if kept frozen and just added to your green waste garbage in the day, stops your bin from stinking.
Cheers Richard



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JSTETSER's Photo JSTETSER Posts: 14,897
11/19/17 7:10 A

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Sustainability is the ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level.
"the sustainability of economic growth"
avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance.
"the pursuit of global environmental sustainability"



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11/13/17 10:21 A

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Here's a short article on the history of gardening from Spark People!
www.sparkpeople.com/resource
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11/13/17 10:20 A

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I have a compost bin, and I love the great soil that I will have in the Spring.
Yay composting!



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10/6/16 8:34 P

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1 of the things that people with a bit of land can do is compost.
here is a short Sparkpeople article on the subject

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Animal waste can be buried in flower beds.

Cheers



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8/15/16 12:09 A

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emoticon You are right on track!

I like that you do not use your car much and that if you do, you combine your travels. I rarely take the car. If I do, it is to go into town to the feed store to stock up on feed. I think the cost of gas, pollution, up-keep is outrageous sometimes and why bother and we like to bike and walk anyway. And it's better for our health!

You are so right Richard, there is NO limit here when it comes to conserving. I posted a new thread called: 100+ ways to conserve and we can discuss this there on the thread. emoticon

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8/14/16 11:00 P

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From a Holistic sense as per our other group.
Sustainable living to me means living WITHIN your means and taking onboard activities to reduce the stress on the environment. For example I only rarely use my car. I try to combine events when I need to go out so that I can take care of several things at the same time.
I imagine that on your farm Rose that there would be no limit to the amount of conserving and efficient activities that you can undertake.
Cheers Richard



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Hello Friends, Share with us what sustainable living means to you and your family! emoticon

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