“How do we touch this and not mess it up?” That was the question that Tim Burgess asked himself in 2010 as he and Sharon Shapiro considered buying an 1860 Louisa County farmhouse. The house wasn’t a museum piece; previous owners had installed a modern kitchen and loft. But the historic nature of the property […]
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It’s my last week of blogging. Here are some old faves.
Greatest hits from Green Scene history.
Wendy Vigdor-Hess explains what "excitotoxins" are and why you might not want to eat them.
Human and natural community grows together.
Digging beds and shoveling manure, old fashioned like.
Christine Gyovai and Reed Muehlman built an extra-big deck to support their yurt, so that they’d have outdoor hangout space around it. (Photo by Andrea Hubbell) It’s a moment familiar to countless homeowners: You look around the house and think If only we had a bit more space. More room for storage, a place to […]
The Department of Forestry comes over for a chat.
Rose Brown explains how to avoid waste even while traveling.
Biker Sky Blue sizes up Charlottesville’s bike-friendliness.
Biker Kassia Arbabi gives a glimpse into the happy two-wheeled life.
Classic Charlottesville surroundings, including lots of greenery, lend the house its character. (Photo by Andrea Hubbell) Jim Tuley certainly wasn’t the first architect in Charlottesville. In fact, he arrived in 1968 to join a well-established design community at UVA’s School of Architecture. But he was one of the first to create a substantial body of […]
Zero Garbage practitioner Rose Brown explains how to make your own deodorant from kitchen staples.
Local book author Wendy Vigdor-Hess explains why it’s tricky to keep from eating GMOs.
It was a strange form of pioneering. For a year after Frank and Linda Dukes moved into their new house in the Belvedere development in August 2009, Frank said, “there was no construction going on anywhere.” The Dukes’ house sat nearly alone in what had been envisioned as a 675-home neighborhood, stranded by the 2008 […]
Mark Jones explains what’s budding on his farm this season.
Sky Blue on the art of running a gardening company from a bike seat.
StreamWatch’s Rose Brown explains what the heck exurban means, and what it means to stream health.
Ergonomics matter when it comes to recycling.
Appalachian Voices’ Tom Cormons on why you should care about the SCC.
An intro to the new Green Scene page as seen in C-VILLE’s print edition.
Guest blogger Wendy Vigdor-Hess explains why she avoids eating GMOs for lunch.
Paula Rau’s only lived in her Staunton house for a short time—since fall 2010. But the century-old home embodies many more years of history than that. There was the house’s original incarnation, a single-family Victorian in the city’s oldest neighborhood, Newtown, which blankets a series of steep hills just west of downtown. Then there was […]