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Eric Bolton
Gabrielle, Queen's Square | July 7, 2020
Eric simultaneously exudes “rock star” while somehow managing to be one of the nicest people you will meet. It may sound like an odd combo, but it’s... Read More»
Garden Tractor made of recycled materials
Kathleen, Clemens Mill | July 6, 2020
Gardening can be a great way to reduce waste: grow your own and eliminate all the packaging from your fruits and vegetables. But, it can also... Read More»
a tipped over compost bin, spilling various composting items onto a blue surface
Dawn, Clemens Mill | June 29, 2020
As part of our Zero Waste series, I was able to sit down and interview my friend and local environmentalist about her experiences with composting.... Read More»
a tipped over compost bin, spilling various composting items onto a blue surface
Dawn, Clemens Mill | June 29, 2020
What is composting? Composting plays an important role in the Zero Waste movement and represents an accessible option for waste prevention while also... Read More»
"gratitude journal" written in a white notebook sitting on a table beside flowers and a cup of coffee
Idea Exchange | June 29, 2020
We’re taking our programs virtual this month at Idea Exchange! Connect online with our staff and other members of the community, all from the comfort... Read More»
Blair House Gifts logo
Christine, Old Post Office | June 23, 2020
Cozy, delightful, and charming. These words beautifully describe Blair House Gifts. Every establishment has a story, and Blair House Gifts is no... Read More»
Provider Bean seed packet
Tina, Preston | June 22, 2020
Hi! My name is Tina and I work at Idea Exchange, Preston. I recently joined our Seed Library and was very excited about our OSOC (One Seed One... Read More»
first day of kindergarten for a girl wearing a backpack and holding hands with a parent
Laureen, Queen's Square | June 22, 2020
Starting school can be a very exciting time but also a little scary. Idea Exchange is here to help you get ready for the big day! Kanopy Kids is the... Read More»
freshly made green juice in a mason jar surrounded by fresh veggies and fruit
Veronica, Queen's Square, and Shawna, Old Post Office | June 16, 2020
I just love when it starts to get warmer outside. The birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and the warm breeze feels wonderful on my face. Warm... Read More»
two hands holding shells and plastic bits
Jennifer, Clemens Mill | June 15, 2020
When Boyan Slat went snorkelling as a teenager on a trip to Greece, he realized he was seeing more plastic bags than fish. Since that day he has been... Read More»