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Eschew the Halloween Closing

Thinking of buying a house? Avoid the scary stuff: Read this first. Closing on a home purchase feels like climbing out of a dungeon where your attention was held captive for months …

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The Urban Almanac: October 2017

A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond. October 1 Sunrise: 7:24am. Sunset: 7:09pm. Historic average: 72° high; 46° low. October 2   International Da …

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Keeping Cool for Less $$

Couldn’t take the heat (or a/c bills) this summer? Consider a swamp cooler for next year! The heatwaves of summer are, for the most part, over. As we enjoy the cooler temperatures, …

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Trees Under Attack!

How to care for and protect our urban forest, Part 2. Trees are an integral part of our urban landscape. They cool our homes, shelter us from cold winds, and are particularly pleas …

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The Herbalist Is In: Harvest Season

September is a plentiful time in the herb garden. The early, abundant September garden is a gratifying sight which beckons us to the harvest and keeping of the fruits of our labor. …

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The Worm Pit

Grow your own fertilizer! Healthy soil equals nutrient-dense food and healthy people. We all can improve our soil health by using red wiggler composting worms to make beautiful com …

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Plastic Free July

Choose to refuse single use plastic during July–an international challenge The Plastic Free July Challenge began in 2011 as a local comunity initiative in Perth, Australia to raise …

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Change Agents: Tiny house LOCAL AUTHORITY—HOUSING SOLUTIONS

“I am a minimalist,” says Cynthia Wong, a witty, passionate and tenacious woman who is, to date, the most successful advocate for tiny home living in the state of Utah. “I’ve had d …

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June 2017 Urban Almanac: A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the home, garden and natural world.

  JUNE 1  June is LGBT Pride Month. Gay marriage is now legal in all 50 U.S. states and in 22 countries. JUNE 2 Moonstone, June’s birthstone (along with pearl and alexandrite) …

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Change Agents: Grassroots – People with Initiative

Thanks to Martin van Hemert for this lovely photo of Hi Ute Ranch, one of our easements in Summit County. Today, Bonanza Flat is 1,350 acres of undeveloped mountain on the dividing …

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