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 […]
Even if no one will miss it, an urban tree deserves to be replaced.
Kassia Arbabi on the challenges of riding a bike all winter.
Where good habits once reigned, sloth had taken over.
A simple local blog records the seasons, creatively.
Two workshops this week reveal the no-trash lifestyle of local Rose Brown.
More fond memories of sustainable living in the year that was.
Half a dozen favorite memories of sustainability from this old year.
How much power are you willing to use for outdoor lights?
Should individual people be forced to safeguard the environment, at risk to their own bank accounts?
Shopping for a rug proves an exercise in toxin management.
New territory, good treats and cooler days make a hen feel happy.
Why drink from one cup when you could drink from two?