Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Award-Winning Ecoman and the Skeptic Launched Fifth Season Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 3 p.m. on The Green Talk Network

Rob Fryer, Rob Fleming, and Chris Pastore

Ecoman and the Skeptic, the award-winning green radio show designed to educate, inform and entertain listeners on a wide range of topics relating to sustainability, kicked off its fifth season on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 3 to 4 p.m.

The first green radio program to broadcast live from a college or university, sustainability experts Rob Fleming and Dr. Chris Pastore host the innovative radio show in the studio at Philadelphia University.

Each show features prominent guests and regular features such as Green News and the popular GreenWash quiz with Rob Fryer, assistant professor of architecture. Previous guests have included actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr., Leonard Bonnaci, director of event operations for the Philadelphia Eagles, and Jim Kohm from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, who cautioned about false green advertising claims.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Stakes In The Ground

More like sticks. We planted sticks. That's what they look like, anyway.                                                              They're actually Heritage Red raspberry sticks. I mean plants. Someday we'll have lots of juicy red raspberries growing along the driveway. And maybe someone will pick them. I don't even like raspberries, but the Tween does. It'll be her job to pick them. 

Besides just plain eating them, there are other uses for raspberries and the plant's leaves. When I was pregnant my midwife suggested raspberry leaf tea. It's used as an herb in female reproductive health. I've also heard it can  be used to for mouthwash (go figure) and as a fertility aid, but we won't be needing it for that.

If these six plants thrive, I'll have to find ways to use them. The Tween can only eat so many.