Monthly Archives: October 2011

Explore Sustainability Visually


There’s an exciting new place to explore sustainability visually in PA. Husband and wife photography team, Florence and Anthony Rodale have launched a groundbreaking photo gallery in Emmaus, PA, focusing on promotion of sustainability through photography. The first exhibit, open now, is the fascinating collection of work dubbed the Lexicon of Sustainability by Douglas Gayeton.

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Diggin’ the Natives – Vernonia lettermannii ‘Iron Butterfly’ (Dwarf Ironweed)


The name is rockin’ but the fun doesn’t stop there!  Vernonia ‘Iron Butterfly’ is one of the hottest plants on the market right now.  Excellent, clean foliage, dwarf habit, AND purple flowers when nothing else seems to be blooming (in the fall). Many have been “scared” away from New York Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis) due to […]

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Slow Money Grows for Good


Financiers have dirt on their hands.  Thanks to the Slow Money Alliance, some of that dirt is now lovely and fertile soil. As evidenced by the Occupy Wall Street movement, there is much distrust of financial institutions.  After decades of big banks and investment companies criminally increasing profit margins at any cost, they are viewed […]

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