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Posts Tagged ‘sustainability’

The new public menorah at Jewish Ferndale is made of catalpa branches.

Jewish Ferndale’s Public Menorah Promotes Environmental Ideals.

David Brown used sustainable materials to construct the menorah. Keri Guten Cohen JN Story Development Editor Jewish Ferndale is celebrating Chanukah this year with a new menorah on the front lawn made by David Brown of Detroit. “Last spring, Rabbi [Herschel] Finman said, ‘We’d like a big menorah to go outside made of recycled, reused material,’”…

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Participants last year at the Michigan Jewish Food Festival

Food, Glorious Food

The third annual Michigan Jewish Food Festival gears up to be the best yet. Everybody eats. Food is the common denominator that brings people together — from the dinner table to restaurants and occasionally to food festivals. People gather wherever good food is to be found. There will likely be good food in abundance at…

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If you’re willing to tolerate some clover, organic lawncare might be a good choice.

A Healthy Lawn

Louis Finkelman Contributing Writer Some homeowners turn to organic lawncare to limit chemical and pesticide use. A professional turf care service advertises that it “provides complete turf care for homeowners interested in a beautiful lawn. We can maintain a healthy lawn for you year after year.” But what does “a healthy lawn” mean? The words…

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These discarded veggies will turn into black gold for gardeners.

No More Waste

Hazon Detroit serves up healthy heaps of compost — just in time for Earth Day. In the North End neighborhood of Detroit near historic Oakland Avenue, there is a large patch of land where houses used to stand, houses where Jewish immigrants first began their American journey, that in time became the homes for some…

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