Locally Grown with Michael Burden
This season of Locally Grown ends with a look back.
The Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture is hosting free "Yard to Skillet" workshops that will take people through the steps of processing a chicken.
The Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture plans to hold workshops in August and September to teach residents how to process chickens they've raised in their backyards.
Jack rabbit driving won't get you to your destination significantly quicker, but hypermiling could save your gas tank.
In 2008, Missouri voters passed the Missouri Clean Energy Initiative that requires investor-owned utilities to generate or purchase an incrementally increasing amount of energy from renewable sources to reach 15 percent by 2021. How and where that’s going to happen is still in question.
According to the World Water Council, we're draining our water supply more quickly than we're replenishing it. And conserving water is as rewarding for your budget as it is for the environment.
Buying long-lasting, durable goods that can be reused or recycled cuts down on wastefulness.
Volunteers eager to learn about solar energy came from as far away as Memphis, Tenn., to lend a hand in a solar raising, an event sponsored by the nonprofit solar advocacy group, Show Me Solar.
A good Property Assessed Clean Energy program would be available to many, have flexiblity, stability and easy access to information so homeowners could make decisions based on hard data. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon could sign a bill that makes it happen.
Managing stormwater is an issue that needs to be addressed, particularly how the city, county and MU will work together to achieve a 50 percent reduction in stormwater flow.
In this slideshow, Columbia's sustainability manager shows how to seal air leaks in your house.
Just taking care of the "little" things around your house can save money on energy costs and reduce your carbon footprint. A good place to start is an free energy audit offered by the city of Columbia.
The tour showcased seven downtown community gardens — each with its own story and all bountiful in both plants and community.
According to a study published in The Lancet medical journal, global greenhouse emissions from agriculture are even greater than transportation emissions. Even something as simple as bread might contain gluten from Poland, which means a lot of fuel was used to get it to Missouri.
The festival provided sustainability workshops, including one about worm composting, which uses almost any kind of box to compost worms.
Through trial and error and expert help, Michael Burden learned what works and what doesn't with composting. Now he and his family produce one-third the trash they once did and have nutrient-rich compost for their garden.
This column is the first in a series that will address practical challenges that come up in trying to live more sustainably.