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5th Annual Healthy Living Expo — 3pm. Healthy Living Expo will be featured during opening day for the Clemson Farmers Market. Expo vendors will be offering information (read more…)
Welcome to April and our annual celebration of Earth Day. Numerous local events to celebrate Earth Day—extended to Earth Week by some—can be found under Green Living. There you will find an article that focuses on this rite of spring that marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement: April 22, 1970. (read more…)
The popular Illuminate Expo will return to Flat Rock over the weekend of April 13 and 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Blue Ridge Community College. This biannual psychic and healing arts expo will host over 70 exhibitors, including healing therapists, intuitive consultants, reiki practitioners, aura photographers, health professionals, and psychics; sessions are $20 each. Metaphysical and spiritual gift items (read more…)
Taking a Home Off the Grid
Jesse Stafford and Alyssa Craft quit their jobs in 2015, bought five acres of remote land far away from utilities and began building their 36-foot-by-36-foot timber frame home from scratch. Next up was a septic system, then a clean water source and, of course, alternative energy. Their rooftop solar panels are backed up by a reliable Honda generator. (read more…)
Like magic, compost can turn kitchen and garden waste into an ideal soil conditioner, rich with nutrients and organisms. While you can purchase compost at any garden center, it’s easy to make. (read more…)
On April 22, eco-conscious citizens will join together again in communities across the country to celebrate Earth Day and work for the planet’s healthy, sustainable future. This year, the Earth Day Network (EDN) is asking people to join its Protect Our Species campaign to raise awareness of the crucial roles that plants and animals play in the ecosystem and the current threats faced by many of them. (read more…)
Outdoor Adventures for Kids
Getting kids off the couch and into the great outdoors can be a challenge when they tend to be better acquainted with the popular Angry Birds video game characters than with the real warbling ones. Unfortunately, studies show that digital devices, parental work overload and media-stoked fears of the outside world are currently making our kids nature-deprived. (read more…)
Breaking Bread, Building Community
Americans are eating alone more than ever, with adults going solo for nearly half of all meals, according to consumer research consultants at the Hartman Group. Yet, fellowship-minded foodies are bucking the trend by finding new and unique ways to bring strangers, colleagues and friends together for healthy, home-cooked meals. (read more…)