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Hope for our Changing Climate: Soil Sequestration of Carbon

Hope for our Changing Climate: Soil Sequestration of Carbon

On February 20th, I will be discussing Soil Sequestration of Carbon, a hopeful new strategy for combating climate change and promoting healthy soils, in the Arapahoe Conference Room, Second Floor, Main Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Avenue. I [...]

Cottage Foods and Fresh Produce Sales Are Now Allowed in the City of Boulder

Cottage Foods and Fresh Produce Sales Are Now Allowed in the City of Boulder

On April 21, 2015, the City of Boulder enacted an ordinance allowing the sale of fresh produce and cottage foods from residences in the City of Boulder.  People who are interested in learning more about the rules for these sales should read the [...]

Good Neighbor Tips for Cottage Food Producers

Good Neighbor Tips for Cottage Food Producers

Thanks to all of you who sent in your thoughtful suggestions about what should be on this list of “Good Neighbor Tips” for folks who will be selling fresh produce and cottage foods from their homes, under a proposed Cottage Foods for Boulder [...]

What Makes a Bee-keeper, Market-gardener, or Chicken-keeper a Good Neighbor? Please let me know!

What Makes a Bee-keeper, Market-gardener, or Chicken-keeper a Good Neighbor? Please let me know!

flickr creative commons https://flic.kr/p/6SNbg8 All images courtesy Elizabeth Black unless otherwise indicated During their January retreat, Boulder’s City Council decided to proceed with a two-year long Cottage Foods for Boulder Pilot [...]

Ten Lessons for the City of Boulder from the Great Flood of ’13

Ten Lessons for the City of Boulder from the Great Flood of ’13

Fourmile Canyon Creek jumped its banks to the north in several places west of Broadway, wrecking havoc down through light industrial areas (all photos courtesy Elizabeth Black) The “1000 year flood” is media hype; believe it at your peril.  [...]

Free Trees to Combat Global Warming, Starting June 15th

Free Trees to Combat Global Warming, Starting June 15th

Christopher Brown and Elizabeth Black, joint owners of Your Neighborhood Christmas Tree Farm, are pleased to announce that we once again have 225 small seedling trees to give away this summer, starting Saturday June 15th at 7AM.  The give-away will [...]

The Eccentric Artists’ Gardens Exhibit and Tour is back!

The Eccentric Artists’ Gardens Exhibit and Tour is back!

Grab your spring-fever and take yourself on a tour of enchantment through the eccentric gardens of 15 Boulder artists.  Visit the Boulder Public Library Canyon Gallery and see how 30 painters, photographers and sculptors were inspired by these 15 [...]

Free Trees to Combat Global Warming

Free Trees to Combat Global Warming

Christopher Brown and Elizabeth Black, joint owners of Your Neighborhood Christmas Tree Farm, are pleased to announce that they once again have 200 small seedling trees to give away. Trees will be available starting at 7AM Saturday June 5th. The [...]