Showing posts from October, 2013

Lots of good videos on Growing Your Greens in Urban setting

Here is a good source of videos on growing your own food in an urban setting. He has over 15 million views.  Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens - YouTube "Growing Your Greens is the most watched gardening show on youtube. It's a fun and enlightening show on how to grow food at your home and beyond. John provides you with tips and tricks as well as shares his experiences growing food at his urban homestead. John is dedicated to helping you sustainably grow your own food in your front yard and beyond."

When to Turn Off Your Lights to save money!

I hear all kinds of wrong ideas about what is the best money saving tactic for turning lights off. Here is the skinny from the   US Department of Energy The cost effectiveness of when to turn off lights depends on the type of lights and the price of electricity. The type of lights and the price of electricity determine whether it's best to turn lights off when you leave a room. The cost effectiveness of when to turn off lights depends on the type of bulb and the cost of electricity. The type of lightbulb you use is important for several reasons. All lightbulbs have a nominal or rated operating life, which is affected by how many times they are turned on and off. The more often they are switched on and off, the lower their operating life. INCANDESCENT LIGHTING Incandescent lights should be turned off whenever they are not needed, because they are the least efficient type of lighting. 90% of the energy they use is given off as heat, and only about 10% results in light. Turni

How to Help Your Child Start a Small Business

Do you own a company that you hope your child will run someday? Or do you want to see your kids become successful entrepreneurs like you? Pique their interest by helping them start a business of their own while they’re still in school. I believe starting a business is one of the best educational experience you can give your kid. Here’s how. 1. Keep things simple. Businesses like these work well for children: Lemonade stand Sales of baked goods Babysitting or dog walking Cleaning or lawn mowing Purchasing and reselling used merchandise Gift wrapping Almost anything else that interests your child 2. Show kids how to plan.   3. Fund it! 4. Follow the rules.   Check with your state and municipality for laws regarding your child’s potential business. 5. Help market the business.  Show them how to build relationships by introducing them to people you know. 6. Try not to interfere too much. Read the complete article at  How to Help Your Child Start a Small Busi