02 Oct '11, 8pm

We're losing the skills our grandparents once had - green skills we need to know today.

We're losing the skills our grandparents once had - green skills we need to know today.

Our grandparent's generation didn't use the word green to describe their lifestyle, but many of the things they knew how to do are now considered to be green living skills. Using those old-time green skills can not only save you money, but can also help to preserve our planet's precious resources. 1. Organic Gardening : Planting a kitchen garden or Victory Garden was an essential skill for supplying fresh food with high nutritional value at a low cost. And they didn't choose to grow organically, as that was how everyone gardened. For those without much space, a community garden is a great alternative, or for city-dwellers, try a fire-escape garden , like Mike in NYC. 2. Food Preservation : Many people used to can or dry the produce from their garden to ensure their winter food supply, or they had a cold storage area to keep root vegetables, winter squash, and fruits like a...

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