Garlic, Garlic, Garlic!

Do these words mean anything to you? Spanish Roja, Montana Giant, Genki, Spicy Korean Red, Fish Lake 3, Susan Delafield? These are all varieties of garlic. They all have different tastes and characteristics. ReThink grew all these varieties and more this year! Garlic selling is major fundraiser for ReThink, but more than that we are…

Rethinking Waste in Red Deer, Alberta

*Text reposted from the Fulbright Canada Blog Rethinking Waste in Red Deer, Alberta By Starr Brainard, 2015-2016 Independent Researcher in Canada I am currently about three months into my Fulbright experience. Come spring, I will be happily getting my hands dirty collecting production data from various alternative farms in Central Alberta. In the mean time,…

EcoLiving Fair in Red Deer

I hope all of you who made it out to Red Deer College this past weekend were as inspired by the EcoLiving Fair as I was (and that those of you who follow my Twitter were able to feel the inspiration vicariously).  Despite the added level of stress when you are involved on the organizing…

Finding lost posts: Eco-Leadership

In the craziness of EcoLiving earlier this month, my computer skills failed me, and this post was not published as intended! Expect an update this post, and current state of my Eco-Leadership grant soon.   The Fulbright Canada-RBC Eco-Leadership Program provides small grants to current grantees and alumni of the Fulbright Canada program to partner…

Concluding Garbage-Free February

Hello, March. It’s good to see you. Garbage-Free February is officially over, but I plan to continue many of the waste reduction habits I started during February. I’ve enjoyed preparing my own food, cutting back on needless purchases, and simply not having to deal with trash. I’m going to continue using my hand-sown fabric bags…