Season 2: Alternative Building – Episode Update

In Season 2, Urban Conversion explores alternative building ideas with methods and materials that are eco-friendly, less expensive, locally sourced, better insulated AND beautiful!   We wanted to share some updated images of the finished construction! STRAW BALE HOME: Urban

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Food Waste Audit; Boulder, Colorado

Written by Devon Reynolds of Boulder Food Rescue You may already know about food waste, but did you know estimates put between 30 and 50 percent of all food produced annually in the US goes into the trash? Whether it

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Crying Into My Sustainably Sourced Coffee…

Written by Grace Carter for Urban Conversion Since Earth Day has come and gone for another year, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and reading on what some call the “hypocrisy of environmentalism.”  The idea being that if you aren’t

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The Trial & Error of “FARMER-HOOD”

It’s one thing to love to make things grow, but when you decide to make farming a business – “let’s try this,” may become your new daily mantra. Natalie Condon of Isabelle Farms shares with Urban Conversion how she and

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A GREAT AMERICAN INVENTION – THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

Written by Joshua Baruch for Urban Conversion, April 2016 2016 celebrates the 100th anniversary of one of America’s greatest inventions: The formation of the National Park System. Many countries around the world used the idea of national parks, first started

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How to Start Your Own Food Rescue

Written by Hana Dansky for Urban Conversion Have you been riding your bike around your city, peeking in grocery stores’ waste disposal outlets, passing by numerous people flying signs for support for food? Do you feel broken by the feeling of

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CONSIDERING TROUT

Written by Grace Carter for Urban Conversion It was a gorgeous autumn day, the air holding on to just the right amount of summer’s warmth. With clear skies and a gentle breeze, it was one of those perfect autumn days

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Part 2 of “The Making of a Mountain Man”

By Urban Conversion contributing writer,  Tim Resch It was 1988 and I was determined to make a living under the big Colorado sky, exploring an incredibly unique way of life. Although I was raised back East, I knew I had

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Two Perspectives on Gardening

By Josh McGuire & Tim Villard, Garden Educators from The Kitchen Community Gardening can be a lot of work – actually strike that – gardening IS a lot of work, especially when first starting out. There is soil to be

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Five Steps to Harden Off Seedlings

By: Botanical Interests Plants are like babies. When we start them indoors, we keep them sheltered and give them everything they need for success—consistent temperature, plenty of light, and the perfect amount of water. But eventually, they have to go

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