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Slow Cooking for Fast-paced LIfe

By Gretchen Hein

Summer Water Conservation

By Michele Hatton

The average individual uses about 70 gallons of water indoors per day—the average family, 350 gallons per day. Changing a few habits and investing in some low-tech devices can have dramatic effect on the burden we put on our wastewater treatment facility and septic tanks.

Summertime Pet Safety

By Sandy Beck

Living in Florida presents certain challenges for pet owners. Our doctor is fond of telling us, “It’s good to exercise only on days that you eat.” This goes for dogs too. But exercising in the summertime sun and humidity can be tricky. This time of year, it’s best to time walks for the early morning or evening. If you’re hot, your dog, with his less effective cooling system, is much hotter.

Nature Journal Makes Great Summer Project

By Sandy Beck

On the last day of school, I asked second-grader Jackson how he was going to spend his summer.

“Well, the first thing I’m going to do is lie on my back and watch the clouds," he said.

Jackson is on a soccer team and does other “regular” kid stuff, but his wise mom makes sure he also has something special: free time and a blank notebook. He carries it around in a little bag with a bird field guide and pencils. He draws and writes about the birds he sees, and then looks them up in his bird book.

4th of July Feast

No need to BBQ...for only $31.99 we will feed your family for the 4th!

1 - Whole Rotisserie Chicken
1 - 2lb Slab of BBQ Pork Ribs
6 - Dinner Rolls
2 - 1qt sides (choose from Southern Potato Salad, Southern Slaw, Macaroni Salad, or Sweet and Crunchy Broccoli Salad).

Slow Food, Tallahassee?

By Bridget Welch

Slow Food founder and President Carlo Petrini, states "Everyone has the right to good, clean and fair food." By good, he means a high quality and flavorful product. By clean, he means the way the product was produced and transported was natural and Earth friendly. By fair, he means adequate pricing and treatment for both the consumers and producers.

Slow Food, an international movement founded by Petrini in 1986, began as an alternative to fast food as large chains tried to bring fast food to his region in Italy.

Wait, what do I do with this shirt?

Did you tie-dye a tee at the Co-op's 40th Carnival? Did you misplace the instruction sheet, or forget to pick one up? Not to fear, we've got you covered. Here's your handy dandy guide to complete your tie-dye project!

Backyard Beekeeping

By Bridget Welch, L.M.T.

Layered Salads—Attractive, Convenient and Delicious Salads on the Go

By Michele Hatton

Community Supported Agriculture

By Gretchen Hein

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has grown in popularity since it first appeared 25 years ago. It’s an innovative way of linking consumers with growers, providing consumers an opportunity to buy local, seasonal food directly from farmers. Basically, farmers offer a number of “shares” to the public.  “Shares” take the form of produce and occasionally other products like honey or fresh baked bread. Interested consumers purchase a share and receive a weekly supply of seasonal produce throughout the growing season.

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