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Carlos Montoya Relies on Nature’s Bounty

It’s not so much landscaping as managing nature around his home, and not adding much. It was a foggy summer...

Room for Change: The Pantry

Breaking habits and cutting down on plastic I’ll be honest. I find all the pictures of people’s glossy, zero-waste kitchens...

Kate Warner’s Nine-Year Plan

What are we doing to reduce our energy consumption by 2030? If your answer is “Um …,” let Kate...

Kate Warner’s Day in the Sun

She was an early advocate for solar energy on Martha’s Vineyard, but it failed to catch on. Now that...

Building the M.V. Atlas of Life

An Island biologist gets help from the community to fill in the blanks.

Farley Pedler Built a Small House, and Then He Built a Bigger One

A builder takes a passive progressive approach to building for his family and his Island. Farley Pedler, an Island builder...

Right at Home: Ben Robinson and Betsy Carnie at the Barnhouse

A collage of creative, sustainable living.  It is a chilly June morning when I visit Ben Robinson and Betsy Carnie...

Room for Change: The Closet

C’mon: It’s not like human survival depends on us each having five pairs of jeans in our closet. When I...

Building from Scratch: Laura Silber Revives the Demolition

On a snowy day in February, Demolition Revival Furniture’s Laura Silber is Zooming from her kitchen. She is surrounded...

Natural Neighbors: Tom Chase Has a Wild Idea for Your Backyard

When Tom Chase was growing up in downtown Oak Bluffs he experienced a profusion of wildlife. Bobwhite quail were...
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