“Green” Goats Make Headway On Invaders

by Allan Appel | Aug 6, 2018 12:44 pm | Comments (5)

Allan Appel PhotoYes, we have four stomachs making us thoughtful. Well, that makes us ruminative creatures.

We particularly like the unlimited buffet of Japanese Knotweed but we are fastidious to leave room for our favorite dessert, poison ivy.

And we of course really enjoy meeting the hundreds of people who visit and care for us. New Haven water is pretty darn cool too.

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Green Teens Turn To Composting

by Allan Appel | Aug 3, 2018 8:14 am | Comments (1)

Allan Appel PhotoNina Javier is already selling a carrot-based body scrub that’s delicious enough to eat.

Jahlil Moses is still in the research phase deciding whether to turn the sage and mint he’s growing into an oil or a paste as a basis for fashioning his own line of incense.

The two high school-aged environmental-minded gardeners have been growing their produce and their start-up business ideas this summer at New Haven Land Trust’s Grand Acres Greenhouse site. Now they will be able to create a rich compost to grow their products on their own.

The result: saving money as well as having enough left over to be the basis of yet another business.

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