North Carolina

Painting your lawn won’t make it green


"Hi Yo Silver, Chemicals Away!"

“Going green” can be more of a trend than a practice. Take Green Lawnger, for instance.

To the untrained eye, like this Oregon TV station, the product is double green: It will turn a brown lawn into a green lawn without watering, and it’s “environmentally friendly.” Read More »

Author of ‘The Green Year’ Offers Tips for the Summer

Summer is in full swing, and you should take advantage of it.

Jodi Helmer

Jodi Helmer

But “getting away from it all” doesn’t mean you should forget about Mother Earth.

Jodi Helmer has written a book called “The Green Year: 365 Small Things You Can Do to Make a Big Difference.”

I spoke with her recently and she offers these tips: Read More »

Dog Friendly

100_0883A recent vacation at the Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina proved that there  are still “dog friendly” towns. Three of my dearest friends and I spent four days charmed by this smoky mountain city and many of its residents. As one might suspect, friends of mine are usually animal lovers, and we were all particularly excited to see the number of dog lovers milling about everywhere we looked. Even on the Biltmore Estate grounds, people were walking all variety of dogs through the gardens to enjoy the festival of flowers. Read More »