Sustainable Home Renovations Made Easy

Eco Spotlight

by Michelle Bense

environmental home storeSince 2009, the Environmental Home Store (EHS), in Doylestown, has worked hard to make sustainable living and working accessible and affordable. All of their products for kitchen and bath remodeling are environmentally friendly, with free design help and installation available.
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Natural Home Decor and Gardening Supplies

Eco Spotlight

by Michelle Bense

ken hay fritz ege

    Ken Hay, Fritz Ege

At its shop in Peddler’s Village, Greenology Organic Living (GOL) is rebirthing sustainable, local retail business with a theme of natural, safe, green living products. The store sells natural home and garden decor, herb/vegetable seedlings, natural cleaning products, do-it-yourself pond kits, aquaponics materials, terrariums, local art and more.
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Veg-e Systems

Feeding the Community Using Hydroponic Farming

by Michelle Bense

Dennis Riling & Tim Sulzer

Dennis Riling & Tim Sulzer

When former Marine Dennis Riling started farming in Pipersville a few years ago, he was raising chickens, goats and more vegetables than he could harvest and sell at his roadside stand. For help, Riling turned to Tim Sulzer—a fellow student at Delaware Valley College with experience in organic and conventional farming. Together, with a focus on developing more efficient growing methods, the two founded Veg-e Systems.

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Lotus Health and Wellness Center Welcomes New Chiropractor

drshanfeldMichael Shanfeld, doctor of chiropractic, has joined Lotus Health and Wellness Center, in Newtown. “We have a certain way of approaching chiropractic care and care in general,” comments Barry Shapiro, vice president of business development for the center. “We didn’t want the snap-crack kind of care. We wanted someone who was going to nurture.” Shapiro feels that he has found that in Shanfeld, who has worked as a chiropractor in Newtown for 15 years. Shanfeld specializes in the relief of migraines, wrist and ankle pain, neck issues and sports injuries. He has worked with trainers and coaches to help heal and prevent injuries. Continue reading

Locavore: Documentary to be Screened at County Theater

NATAWAK_FFFseriesLocavoreAdhr_DOYLESTOWNFOODCOOP-page-001Locavore, an inspiring and upbeat documentary film about the benefits of returning home to our food supply, will be screened at the County Theater, in Doylestown, at 7:30 p.m., June 6. Presented by the Doylestown Food Co-op and the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance, the film is the second of four documentaries in the Farm Fresh Film Series. Part of a community outreach project, the series tackles the issues inherent in our food system today and promotes the idea that what we put into our bodies affects our health, community and world. A panel discussion follows each film and community participation is encouraged. Continue reading

Eco Spotlight: How Wholistic Fitness is Helping to Green the Community

by Linda Sechrist

Living with Ed,” a successful television series about Ed Begley Jr.’s day-to-day realities of living green with his not-so-inclined wife Rachelle Carson, captured the attention of millions of viewers. Among those captivated by the actor and committed environmentalist’s sometimes over-the-top sustainable actions was Wholistic Fitness co-founder Melody Nagy, who frequently found them as informative and inspiring as they were entertaining. “The series provided me with some easy and simple action steps that I could implement now in my personal and professional life as well as others that I’m still envisioning for my future,” says Nagy, whose dream is a completely green house, which operates entirely off the grid. Continue reading