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Three Reasons to Join a CSA this Summer.

Three Reasons to Join a CSA this Summer.

We’re really excited to join a CSA this summer. Our first CSA delivery won’t be ready for another week and already we can’t wait to taste our seasonal goodies.  If you’re not familiar with the concept, here’s a brief overview of the what and why of joining a CSA.

CSA stands for community supported agriculture and is a concept that brings together local farmers with local customers.  While specific CSAs vary, customers generally sign up for a weekly or biweekly supply of fresh, seasonal and local fruit and veggies, which may be supplemented by other products like eggs, meat, honey, spices, beer or milk. We’ll be picking up our CSA weekly at a chill local bar here in Brooklyn. (more…)

Why are peat bogs important? And why we should stop using peat.

Why are peat bogs important? And why we should stop using peat.

Why are peat bogs important? Let’s start off with some facts. Peat bogs are a massive carbon sink and aid in the storage of carbon, containing more locked away carbon that the world’s forests. Peat covers 2-3% of the earth’s surface making it relatively scarce. Forests for example cover 31%. Using peat as either fuel, or in gardening, releases carbon back into the atmosphere. Peat is not regarded as a renewable due to its extraction rate in industrialized countries. Estimates put peat bog mass harvested each year at 60 times less than the mass that accumulates. Using peat is not sustainable. (more…)