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Top 6 Vegan Recipes for Earth Month

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Reducing the amount of red meat in our diets is one of the most effective ways of reducing our carbon footprint. Just cutting down to no more than half a serving of red meat per day could reduce food-related greenhouse gas emissions by about one third by 2050. Eating less…

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DIY Beeswax Food Wraps

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Pick up some beeswax beads in our bulk section and make your own reusable beeswax food wraps. These beeswax wraps are designed to respond to the warmth of our hands, making them pliable enough to mold around any container, similar to plastic wrap. When properly sealed, they’re even…

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Budget-friendly Sustainability

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Everyone is in a different spot in their journey to sustainable living. With all the eco-friendly products out there, you may be unsure where to start and what products are best. While there are many options to invest in, from reusable silicone storage bags and stainless-steel straws…

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April Positive Change: Wakan Tipi Awanyankapi

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Create Positive Change Each time you shop at the co-op, you have a chance to directly support local nonprofits by donating your 10-cent reusable bag credits and rounding up your purchases to the nearest dollar. It may only be a few cents or spare change, but your generosity makes a…

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Patio & Small-Space Gardening

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Want a garden but don’t have much of a yard? Try your hand at container or small-space gardening! Many vegetables grow well in small spaces, providing you give them what they need: good soil, adequate watering, and sunshine. And there are many beautiful combinations of vegetables, herbs and flowers that…

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Know Your Local Plant Sale Growers

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This year’s Plant Sale offerings have once again been sourced from some of the best local growers. You’ll find an expanded assortment of unique pepper and herb varieties, a wildly beautiful tomato selection, a nearly three-fold increase in edible flowers and pollinator plants, and an array of Japanese vegetables…

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A Trip to Harmony Valley Farm

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Presented by Amanda Paa, Heartbeet Kitchen Side winding back and forth down country roads, nestled deep within the hills of the Driftless Valley, you’ll find the most fertile fields and the hands who tend them. Harmony Valley Farm in Viroqua, Wisc., is…

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Grow Your Own Sweet Potatoes

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Sweet potatoes are grown from slips started indoors toward the end of winter. They are easy and fun to grow and a great project to do with kids! Materials 1 local, organic sweet potato 5 sturdy toothpicks or bamboo skewers 1 wide-mouth canning jar A sunny location Starting the Sweet…

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Regrow Your Food Scraps

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Don’t compost your kitchen scraps just yet. One of the easiest (and most fun!) ways to reduce food waste is to use your food scraps to regrow vegetables and herbs. You’ll want to start with healthy, organic vegetables or herbs and glass jars. Not everything will sprout; you may need…

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