What Is Sustainable Norcross?

Do you recycle, compost, xeriscape, use rain barrels? Would you like to learn how? Are you interested in organic and locally grown produce but cannot find it? Do you admire the fabulous tree canopy in Norcross? Ever wondered how to certify your yard as a Wildlife Habitat? Are you concerned about the quantity and quality of our water? Is it better to use paper or plastic bags at the grocery? What natural products are safe but effective? Ever considered sustainable alternatives for flooring, clothing and other products? Where can you discard old electronics?

Well, let’s learn together.

Starting a new organization can be a daunting task. Then an online training manual advised:

"Don’t wait - Get started without funding, expertise, or fear of adverse consequences.

Seek useful resources - Information on the web, in literature, in the community, in person, from experts.

Seek ways to scale up - Transform successful solutions into a movement of local significance.

Have fun projects – enjoy doing. Your efforts can result in important benefits, and you can have a good time while you’re at it!"

And that is exactly what a group of like minded citizens did. The organizational meeting was held June 1, 2008 and we've been busy ever since.

Learn more about us here on our blog or contact us now.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Heart Healthy Eating

It's time for the Whistle Stop Farmers Market and plenty of fresh, local produce and other goodies. The market runs every Tuesday from 4 - 8 PM from June through October in Norcross between Thrasher Park and the railroad. In addition the CSA I participate in, Buffalo Lick Farm & Nursery is there with my prepaid bag of the fresh crop of the week ready for me to pick up.

Here is one of my faves - a mix of veggies oven roasted at 425 F until tender with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. After serving with some lean baked, grilled or broiled meat I use the leftovers in spaghetti with (or without) meat sauce. A new version involves quinoa.

See you at the market!

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