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  If you took a walk through the GrassRoots Sustainability Fair between the Grandstand and the Infield stages, you were most likely showered with enthusiasm, pamphlets, and information about renewables […]

GRASSROOTS Recycles! Composts! Urges You to Reuse!

Don’t you love a festival of music & dance sporting an abundance of CRT stations for your Composting & Recycling convenience? You never need to go far to toss your […]

Shoots and Leaves at Stick and Stone

Springtime is crunch time for farmers like Chaw Chang and Lucy Garrison at Stick and Stone Farm. Photo intern Graham Hebel shows us a glimpse of the hard work that […]

Springing Forward: Looking Back at the Ithaca Winter Market

The Ithaca Farmers Market: if you’re like us, the very name conjures up summery images of ripe fruit, bright flowers, and refreshing lemonade by the water at Steamboat Landing. But […]

Coffee With a Conscience

Are you what you drink? You can take a stand against hydraulic fracturing just by sipping Gimme! Coffee’s Fracktivist blend, an organic medley of South American coffees with velvety cocoa […]

Bottles Add Up

While Marco Rubio’s distracting water slugging during his State of the Union “rebuttal” elicits chuckles and charges of cottonmouth, we gasp at the container holding his drink.   A little plastic […]

Fresh Faces at Fresh Dirt

You may have noticed that Fresh Dirt has a small masthead.  As in, we can (and often do) hold staff meetings around a large dining-room table.  We love the flexibility […]

Concord, Massachusetts, Bans Plastic Bottles

In our Fall 2012 issue, our intrepid reporter Katherine Ludwig wrote about trying to get plastic out of her life. Given what we learned from her about plastic—that it never […]

Holiday Picks: Handwork

Hanukkah and Christmas are over, but Kwanzaa’s still going strong, and what better way to celebrate Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) than by supporting one of Ithaca’s artists’ cooperatives?  Housing the work […]

Holiday Picks – Bluebird Antiques

Blue Bird Antiques, located in the historic State Theatre building, boasts a charming collection of classic and whimsical finds, all modestly priced. Pop in on your way to the Nutcracker […]