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Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Sep 23, 2021
Dying of Dioxin
The possible build-up of a petrochemical hub in the Ohio River Valley might lead to even more dioxin exposures for local residents. More
Issues: Pollution
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Sep 21, 2021
Fact Sheet: Carbon Capture and Storage and Carbon Capture and Utilization
CCS is no false solution to slowing climate change. Investing in renewable energy is a better option for the environment and human health. More
Issues: Climate changePipelines
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Aug 25, 2021
The Myth of Carbon Capture Technology
CCS cannot address the climate crisis. It is being used to evade investing in proven technologies like solar and wind energy and energy efficiency. More
Issues: Climate changeFossil fuelsFrackingPollution
canned goods
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Aug 18, 2021
Using Mixed Miscellaneous Crops-Blog 65 in a Gardening Series
Her are some ideas about ways to preserve your harvest. More
Issues: Sustainability
Harvest
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Aug 12, 2021
What You Don’t Grow Yourself-Blog 63 in a Gardening Series
Didn't grow that? Visit your local farmers market to find it. More
Issues: Sustainability
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Aug 9, 2021
The Hand that Rocks the Cradle Can Save the World
Vandana Shiva has said, “We are either going to have a future where women lead the way to make peace with the Earth or we are not going to have a human future at all.” More
Issues: Climate changePetrochemicalsPipelinesPollution
drawing of potato
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Aug 5, 2021
Potatoes-Blog 62 in a Gardening Series
Potatoes: plant 'em. But know what to do and what to watch for... More
garlic and onions drying
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Jul 30, 2021
Son of Scientist in the Garden-Blog 61 in a Gardening Series
Confound it all! There's always other element than the factor you’re testing for, in this case working the soil, that may influence the outcome you’re measuring, in the case the size of the onion crop. More
Issues: Sustainability
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Jul 24, 2021
Growing Your Own Grain (OK, Some Seeds Too)-Blog 60 in a Gardening Series
People think it isn’t feasible to grow grain on a backyard scale but it can be done. But I’m sorry to say it ain’t that easy, except for corn. More
Issues: Sustainability
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Jul 23, 2021
The Climate Crisis We Can No Longer Afford to Ignore
The deadly climate crisis is worsening. We cannot afford “all of the above” as energy options. Greta Thunberg has repeatedly said, “I want you to act as if the house is on fire, because it is.” More
Issues: Climate changePipelines
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Jul 20, 2021
Death, Taxes and Weeding-Blog 59 in a Gardening Series
Musings on mulch and weeds, which can really feed your compost pile, and several secrets. More
Issues: Sustainability
drawing oftomato
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Jul 15, 2021
An Abundance of Tomatoes-Blog 58 in a Gardening Series
My tomatoes are pouring in, a pungent red river with headwaters in my garden and the mouth in my kitchen. Here's some of what can be done with an abundance of tomatoes. More
Issues: Sustainability
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jul 9, 2021
Union Election Results!
The NLRB counted votes today; Results: The majority of OVEC’s non-supervisory employees voted to form an OVEC Union.  More
sunflowers in a late fall garden
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Jul 8, 2021
Midsummer in the Garden-Blog 57 in a Gardening Series
Garlic and onions and sunflowers and sunflowers, oh my! More
Issues: Sustainability
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Jul 7, 2021
How to Get Through the Worst Day of Your Life
Death is surely a time of great pain. Having a conversation around and plans for the inevitable helps to ease some of the trauma. State laws allow you to carry out meaningful ceremony and even the burial of your loved one yourself. More
Issues: Sustainability
Chuck Nelson
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Jul 7, 2021
Remembering Chuck Nelson
After Chuck Nelson found an OVEC newspaper on his windshield that provided information about the abuses of mountaintop removal strip mining (MTR) for coal, he called OVEC’s office to volunteer. From that day forward, Chuck was all-in for ending mountaintop removal. Chuck, a retired underground miner, was an expert not only on underground mining, but […] More
Issues: CoalMountaintop removal
Chickens on Mary's porch
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Jul 2, 2021
Livestock and Your Garden-Blog 56 in a Gardening Series
Let's get the straight poop on livestock and your garden. More
Issues: Sustainability
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jun 30, 2021
By Chuck Nelson: Communities Must Organize to Win
Rest in power Chuck Nelson. Here are some of his pointers on organizing he shared in 2009. More
Issues: Pro Democracy
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jun 25, 2021
Rest in Power Chuck Nelson
Rest in power Chuck Nelson. More
Issues: Mountaintop removal
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