Shades of Green

Back to Nature at Your House

April showers bring May flowers. That old adage surely applies this year given all that rain we witnessed last month. A local farmer once told me never to plant anything before May 1. So—now’s the time!

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Tie A Ribbon To The Tree of Life

Radical hope comes to mind for me when spring arrives and life resurrects itself. How amazing is it that, against all odds, green shoots peek out and baby animals appear? What beauty there is in an Appalachian spring! more »

Apr 8, 2015 4:42 PM Shades of Green

Going Solar in the Scenic City

Drive down Lee Highway and turn onto Jubilee Drive. Soon, you’ll come to a solar array of 7,490 panels. This is the Chattanooga Airport’s 3-megawatt solar farm that currently produces enough energy to satisfy ... more »

Mar 11, 2015 4:48 PM Shades of Green

Time Once Again to Get Real

Once again, the holiday question arises: real or plastic? Is it best to purchase a living tree, a cut tree, or an artificial one you drag out for the next seven-to-nine years before sending it to the landfill? more »

Dec 10, 2014 5:14 PM Shades of Green

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