The Dirt Blog

The Search for Snowy Owls

December 19, 2013

Have you seen a snowy owl lately? Unbelievably, it is possible for North Carolinians to spot this Canadian Arctic resident in this very odd year. From Maine to New Jersey to North Carolina, to as far west as Hawaii, to as far east as Bermuda, snowies are being spotted. Yes, Bermuda. We are experiencing a […]

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Have a Holly Jolly Green Season!

December 12, 2013

We all know that we should try to be sustainable this holiday season and all year round, but you might not know what an enormous impact simple decisions, like choosing wrapping paper, can make on the environment. In an article published in The Daily Green by Brian Howard, they cite an amazing statistic from the […]

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Special Holiday Treasures Abound in the Triangle!

December 5, 2013

With the holiday season upon us, many are looking to buy special presents for friends and loved ones. This year join the buy local movement and opt for specially selected gifts from your local favorites! Even Kevin Bacon is getting in on the action. That’s right, Kevin Bacon. According to a recent article by […]

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A Hearty Recipe: York Place Winter Roasted Vegetables

December 4, 2013

With the coming of winter, I often reflect on family traditions — both those that continue and those that are sadly but a memory. I was recently strolling through a farmers' market, looking to make a hearty dish, and stumbled upon the strange looking but flavorful celeriac root ball. It through me back to a […]

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Tips to have a Green and Sustainable Holiday Season

November 29, 2013

As we’re all relaxing on the day after Thanksgiving, enjoying memories of family and friends and basking in the glow of eating too much delicious food, it’s a good time to reflect on how to have greener and more sustainable festivities. Ecocycle has 10 easy tips to “Go Green this Holiday Season.” This green holiday […]

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North Carolina and the National Scenic Byways

November 21, 2013

We all have vivid memories of drives we have taken. Family trips, cross-country excursions, or just local exploring reveal natural places we could never have imagined. North Carolina was featured in a USA Today destination article on scenic drives to explore whenever the adventuresome spirit strikes: “In a state where the Blue Ridge Parkway showcases […]

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