A Brief History
The Mason jar the humble container used for canning and preserving food is capable of being used for so much more than just canning. They were created by a fellow named John Landis Mason back in the 1858 and were among the first types of jars used to preserve food. There were earlier examples of canning food in jars to preserve it but with the advent of the screw on ring and lid really caused the practice to take off.
Today is April 22nd also know as Earth Day.
While perhaps not the famous of holidays Earth Day is important because it asks us to stop and take a look around and figure what we can do today to help protect and improve the environment that supports us.
So if you have time do something nice for the planet today like picking up trash in your neighborhood, planting a tree, or make a pledge to only use reusable containers please do it.
The environment we live in is important without it we cannot survive. So be selfish and at least do something that will make sure you are breathing cleaner air and drinking clean water.
So spring is finally upon us again and you are starting to think about what needs to get the garden planted this spring. There are several things you can do right now to get the process going long before the weather is warm enough outside for the early spring crops.
So I have a serious question for you.
Have you ever considered riding a bicycle to work?
For most of you if you have a car the answer is no why would I bike when I have a car. Well there are lots of good reasons to ride a bike for you daily commute and in this post I will go over my three favorite ones.
Check out this article from Atlas Obscura that talks about the agriculture practice of food forests. I have talked about them a bit here at the Green Living Library but this article really brings the whole concept into light.
Hello my name is Josh Larson and I am the creator of the Green Living Library. Here on the blog you will find updates to content found in the Green Living Library as well as stories from those living the sustainable life already.