Green Living

Farmers Market at Three Springs Plaza – Every Thursday
Jun21

Farmers Market at Three Springs Plaza – Every Thursday

THREE SPRINGS FARMERS MARKET BEGINS Thursday, June 21st Every Thursday evening 4-8PM Our market will offer fresh produce and agricultural products from local farms and ranches. For more information contact Longtabledurango@gmail.com or call...

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Solar Barn Raising Cuts Costs
Jun15

Solar Barn Raising Cuts Costs

John Lyle started the Solar Barn Raising project to help more homeowners build solar power systems for their homes.

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Earth Day Festival
Apr13

Earth Day Festival

Join Durango Nature Studies and many other community partners for our 9th annual Earth Day Festival. In addition to an array of booths which will showcase the important work of many regional nonprofit organizations, we will have a number of fun activities, including our traditional 5k and Family Fun Run. The race will start and end at Rotary Park. Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018 Place: Rotary Park 1565 East Second Ave., Durango CO 81301...

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Plastic particles found in bottled water
Mar16

Plastic particles found in bottled water

Tests on major brands of bottled water have found that nearly all of them contained tiny particles of plastic. Article from BBC.com by David Shukman, Science editor. In the largest investigation of its kind, 250 bottles bought in nine different countries were examined. Research led by journalism organisation Orb Media discovered an average of 10 plastic particles per litre, each larger than the width of a human hair. Companies whose...

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Thanksgiving Farmer’s Market
Nov13

Thanksgiving Farmer’s Market

THANKSGIVING MARKET Sat. Nov 18, 9am to 1pm Go LOCAL this year and join us! Featuring locally grown fresh veggies, meats, cheeses, and more for your Thanksgiving meal. Plus, get a jump on your holiday shopping with unique and useful items from our quality local Artisans. @ La Plata Fairgrounds, outside in the breezeway (on the same day as the GardenSwartz Extravaganza and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Sale) Rain, Snow, or Shine:) More info...

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Don’t Miss the Last Durango Farmers Market of 2017
Oct16

Don’t Miss the Last Durango Farmers Market of 2017

The Durango Farmers Market is nearly wrapped up for the season.  Their last two dates are Saturday 10/21 and 10/28, 9 AM to Noon. Don’t miss your last chance to pick up these locally grown goods this year! Located at First National Bank of Durango parking lot  ~  259 West 9th Street Get more info: durangofarmersmarket.com

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E-Bikes to Get a Trial Run on Animas River Trail
Jul14

E-Bikes to Get a Trial Run on Animas River Trail

After electric bicycles were banned from the Animas River Trail last year, Durango city staff were inundated with complaints by e-bike riders. After nearly a year of study and public meetings, the city has decided to allow e-bikes on the ART for a one-year trial.

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Durango Farmers Market, Saturdays 8-12
Jul11

Durango Farmers Market, Saturdays 8-12

Don’t forget to check out the Durango Farmers market, all summer long! The Durango Farmers Market is a venue for local agriculturalists, artisans, ready-to-eat, value-added, and service vendors to meet and share the fruits of their labor with the Durango community. THE DURANGO FARMERS MARKET IS HELD IN THE PARKING LOT OF FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF DURANGO, AT 259 WEST 9TH STREET. THE PARKING LOT IS ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE BANK,...

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How to Purchase Your Own Green Energy
Jun23

How to Purchase Your Own Green Energy

Long-time agreements with power companies may be hampering the La Plata Electric Association’s ability to switch to more renewable energy, but there’s a lot you can do on your own to reduce your reliance on coal-generated electricity.

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Durango Farmers Market
Jun05

Durango Farmers Market

  The Durango Farmers Market will be starting the 10th of June this year. Get ready for good produce and great people! The Farmers Market will be held every Saturday until the 28th of October this year.   Durango Farmers Market a fun stop for the whole family!! The Farmers Market brings in farmers from our community to share the products from there farms straight to you! Trying to bring in a healthy lifestyle to our community. Every...

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What You Need to Know About Detoxing & Cleansing this Spring
Apr25

What You Need to Know About Detoxing & Cleansing this Spring

This article has been provided courtesy of Superfood specialist Derek Van Atta and Sarvaa Superfood. Is Cleansing Right for You? Have you ever asked your body how it’s feeling? Like, “Hey there…How are you feeling today?” For many of us this practice seems strange. Yet opening up a ‘conversation’ with your body can be very helpful.  How does your body communicate to you? Sometimes, being honest...

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Cortez Farmers Market opens registration for returning vendors
Apr25

Cortez Farmers Market opens registration for returning vendors

This article was first published in The Cortez Journal As the Cortez Farmers Market prepares to open for business, registration has already opened for returning vendors. The market, which includes produce sellers from Montezuma and Dolores counties, will be open every Saturday morning from June through October in the parking lot near the Montezuma County Building on 109 W. Main St. This year, the market’s board of directors has...

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FLC Environmental Center to hold Sustainability Summit on March 21
Mar17

FLC Environmental Center to hold Sustainability Summit on March 21

DURANGO, CO — The Fort Lewis College (FLC) Environmental Center is holding its 4th Annual Sustainability Summit on Tuesday, March 21 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. The Summit, which is free and open to everyone, will be held in the Student Union Vallecito Room. The theme of this year’s Summit is “Power Up: How to Influence Power Structures to Create a More Sustainable World.” “The event will include sustainability literacy programming, updates...

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How to Clean Naturally With Natural Cleaning Products and Homemade Recipes?
Feb24

How to Clean Naturally With Natural Cleaning Products and Homemade Recipes?

Cleaning a home with harsh chemicals is a risk for both the human health and natural environment. Many cleaning products that are commonly used come with chemicals dangerous for overall human health. Many of these products omit gases that are harmful. Even many cause major diseases. Use of such products is dangerous in a home, especially for children. Many households are switching to natural cleaning products instead of chemical, due...

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ZIA TAQUERIA for Snowdown!
Feb01

ZIA TAQUERIA for Snowdown!

ZIA TAQUERIA: FAST, HEALTHY, GOOD! Snowdown is this weekend, and you may be trying to brainstorm the perfect restaurant to help make meal planning easy! One of the local favorites is Zia Taqueria, a healthy, fast, fresh-Mex style restaurant. With burritos, nachos, tacos, bowls, and salads, there are several combinations and an excellent selection. It’s a popular restaurant around Durango—the food is consistently tasty! One of the...

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Flowers – A remedy you’ve likely never heard of
Nov16

Flowers – A remedy you’ve likely never heard of

Flowers – a well-loved way to brighten up our home or someone’s day – are also the best remedy you’ve likely never even heard of. We know from our own experience, that when we spend time in nature, we feel calmer and clearer, more in tune and aware of the world around us. In Japan there is even a practice called Shinrinyoku, or forest bathing, which consists of walking in the forest for periods of time to ‘bathe in,’ or...

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Spirit Animals, Symbols, and Sacred Stains Henna Body Art
Nov07

Spirit Animals, Symbols, and Sacred Stains Henna Body Art

My spirit animals have added a richness of imagination to my life that I would not want to be without. One of my spirit animals is the Black Panther. He guards my back and lets me know when trouble is brewing on the horizon. Another is Mama Tiger with her two little cubs. She helps me guard and guide the little ones in my life. My little ones aren’t little anymore, but they still need their mom. Another spirit animal popped up...

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Banking on Wetlands
Sep23

Banking on Wetlands

A long-time La Plata County family is plowing under its hay fields for a 70-acre wetlands preserve. Find out how the restoration project allows them to keep the family farm for another generation. Composting your vegetable waste doesn’t have to be a stinky business—especially with this new, door-to-door pick-up service called Table to Farm. And find out who will be in the Cowboy Poetry Gathering Parade. You’ll be surprised by what she...

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Celebrate the Harvest
Aug26

Celebrate the Harvest

After years of delays, the Smith Sports Complex at Fort Lewis College is ready for this fall’s soccer and LaCrosse games. And if you’re hungry to support the local food movement, you’ll want to join gate new Harvest Dinner that local restaurants have planned for this fall. Find out more on this edition of Durango TV News.

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Farmers Market Opens
May06

Farmers Market Opens

The Durango Farmers Market opens for its 20th Anniversary Season at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 14.

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