He may have toured Europe and the Caribbean playing bass for bluesman Corey Harris, but Houston Ross is firmly rooted here at home. A Charlottesville native, he lives just over the Fluvanna County line in a small brick house that holds four generations of his family: his mother, his daughter, three grandchildren and a godson—plus [...]
As always, there’s plenty of green-minded content in this ABODE.
If you want to confront your own landfill contributions, just run out of garbage bags.
Rolling cloth towels seem less wasteful, but can we overcome our germophobic training?
Spring stuff is on the way out and summer crops still have a ways to go. It’s kind of a gap in the season.
We put all this effort into what we feed ourselves, and the other mammal in our household eats processed food.
Friends hand-wash their clothes in a plastic tub. I’m not prepared to take that on.
All in one day, you can celebrate local food, waterways and footpaths. Get ready.
Thirty-one years ago, Roger Voisinet moved to Charlottesville from Montreal. He lived near Sugar Hollow, at one end of the single road that bears many names: Sugar Hollow Road, Garth Road, Barracks Road, Preston Avenue, and Market Street. “Like any newcomer, I would explore the city,” he remembers. One fall day, he was biking [...]
For several years, the terms “green building” and “LEED” have been all but synonymous. Considered the gold standard (or, in some cases, platinum) for sustainable design, the LEED program has made inroads nationally, with lots of local buildings now LEED-certified. Many others are recognized under EarthCraft, EnergyStar, and other programs. Now, a group of home [...]
The 2010 Buy Fresh Buy Local guide is about to hit the mail stream, and it’s worth a close read.
It’s been a surprisingly tough process to get our little orchard going, but at last the trees are in the ground.
“When I got here,” says Jeannine Lalonde of the Walker Square condo she began renting in 2005, “there was one guy upstairs, and the next door neighbor moved in the same weekend. It was my first time living in new construction; it was a ghost town.” She kept waiting to meet people, but even power [...]
“Living carefully, purposely, frugally just. makes. sense. And is tons of fun.” Green living enthusiast Copeland Casati wrote that recently on her blog, and it’s as good a summary of what she and her family are up to as you could find. For the moment, this clan—pink-haired, tech-minded Copeland, her German-born husband Christoph and their [...]
My new Green Living column appears for the first time in C-VILLE this week. (Page 46!)
“The best food travels no further than arm’s length,” said Mark Jones at a mushroom-growing workshop last weekend.
Our cover story features architect Jeff Sties of Sunbiosis, who will speak April 10 at the Home Show.
What’s black and white and green all over? Answer: the new column called Green Living. It’ll have much in common with the Green Scene blog I’ve been writing for a year and a half on c-ville.com, but Green Living will be most at home in the print version of C-VILLE Weekly. Consider this page a [...]