Going Green Gal

Gardening & Green Tips for Sustainable Living

Rebecca’s Monthly Gardening Tips

A hopefully helpful list of what to do in your garden this month – tried and true tips from the experts.

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Garden Tips for October

With the cooling weather and soon-to-arrive rains, now is the time to clean up your garden beds in preparation for the winter. From adding mulch to preparing your tulip bulbs – find out what you can be doing this month in your garden.


Rebecca in the Mercury News


Sustainability We Can Live With

Quick Actions You Can Do Today to Simplify Your Life

You want to live a simpler life, I know. That’s why you’re here, right? To create a life of simplicity, contentment and optimism. But can I tell you something? Your life will not change, you will not be able to create that life you want unless you take action. Take action. And take it today. I want to make it easier for you to take action and move ahead on your journey to a simpler life. So all you have to do is set aside some time – anywhere between 10 minutes and an hour to tackle one of the 21 simple actions below. Just one is enough. More is better, but one is enough to start living a simpler life today. You just have to take action. Action #1: Perform a Clutter Bust (10-45 minutes) This is hands-down the best way to tidy and declutter a space in a short period of time. You can apply it to just one room at a time (strongly recommended), or if you’re feeling ambitious or particularly over-run with clutter – tackle all the main areas of the home. Whatever you choose – speed is the key here. How to clutter-bust your home: Grab an empty laundry basket. Choose a room to begin. Moving quickly – pick up each and every item in that room that does not belong, or is out of place. Place them in the laundry basket. Every single thing. Once full, empty the contents of the laundry basket on the dining table or a clear space on the floor. Sort items into piles – according to where they belong,...
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About Going Green Gal

Being an avid gardener, born and raised in Indiana, I feel incredible blessed to live in sunny California & be able to grow my own food all year-round! I write a monthly garden column for the San Jose Mercury News & am constantly striving for tips & ideas on how to live a little more gently in regards to ourselves, our planet & each other – basically sustainability we can live with! As a fulltime realtor here in the Bay Area, I help my clients “Go Green” in & around their homes & communities.

I hope you will find my monthly Green Tips useful; & I hope you find inspiration in the monthly Garden Tips & the incredible Edibles You Can Plant & Grow!

WEEKLY GREEN TIP: Save time, money (and hopefully the planet)!

  • Repurpose items for crafty projects!

    Per simplemom.net, repurposing items can be economical and eco-friendly. Egg cartons make great paint wells for art projects, work well as seed starters, or can be used as treasure boxes or many other crafty projects.

     

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