Category Archives: Austin Texas

I Am Not Invisible

Although, you wouldn’t know it when I go to the grocery store, hardware store, department store, often not speaking to anyone, although I am sometimes in the shops for several hours, I feel invisible. The people at the check out … Continue reading

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Out and About- An Inspiring, Sustainable Farm

I was inspried to write this emailDear Daily Dirt,My daughter and I have searched the internet for usable and informative material. The we went to Sunset Farmer’s Market and bought some exceptional veggies and picked up information. We ate some … Continue reading

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Out and About – Sunset Valley Farmer’s Market

  Free? Free native trees? Let’s go! Catherine, my daughter found that we could get some free native trees. She is interested in starting a “food forest” for erosion control near a gully on our property. We had been to … Continue reading

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Out and About-Texas Memorial Museum

My daughter, Catherine and I decided to explore Austin one day.  For some time we knew the Texas Memorial Museum, located in the Texas Natural Science Center on the UT campus was a place we wanted to visit. It was … Continue reading

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Can Bastrop County Support Urban Agriculture, Small Farms & Community Gardens?

City of Austin gives out $31,000 in food and agriculture ‘mini-grants’ Posted: 3:54 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013 | Filed in: Food & Cooking Some good news today from the City of Austin’s Sustainable Urban Agriculture & Community Gardens Program. … Continue reading

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Aquaponic Class At Bright Ideas

My name is Mary. Catherine, my daughter and I were lured once again to Bright Ideas Hydroponics Address: 4201 S Congress Ave #310, Austin, TX 78745 Phone:(512) 444-2100 I think we had a misunderstanding about the content of this class … Continue reading

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Local Sustainable Organic Farms near Austin Texas

Here are some websites to help you get ideas on how other people have become sustainable in their lifestyles. This selection should get you fired up to find other ideas that you may want to implement right here in Central … Continue reading

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Hope Springs Eternal

The TV droned on in the living room providing one horrible story after another. A plane shot down with hundreds dead, a car crash killing 20, a lone shooter with an automatic rifle shooting people in a mall, on and … Continue reading

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Austin Texas Zoo Update

After my rant about the Austin Texas Zoo I received the  following courteous message: Thank you for visiting Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary and for taking the time to send us your comments. We are very sorry your experience here … Continue reading

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A disappointing day at the Austin Texas Zoo

We learned some valuable lessons while visiting the Austin Texas Zoo. First the entrance fee seemed excessive since there was so little to see. When we asked what we would see the fee-taker said something like, “Lions, tigers and bears”. … Continue reading

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