Sound Consumer archive
by Nancy Schatz Alton
A new year gives us a chance to take stock of our lives — and our hopes and dreams. For one local family, their dream took root on a tiny plot of land in Bellevue.
Member benefits: We'd like your comments
Over the past five months, PCC has been exploring ways to make our membership program more meaningful to members ... Our board of trustees would like your input on member benefits as it plans a retreat on this topic later this month.
Paper, plastic or cloth — What kind of bag do you use?
Paper or plastic? Which type of bag is more environmentally sound? Is it better to cut down old-growth trees and tropical rain forests to make paper, or is it better to use oil to make plastic bags that choke animals, clog sewers and aren't biodegradable?
The sunshine vitamin
You don't need me to tell you that in a typical western Washington winter, we don't get enough sunlight ... But you may not know that as a result of this sun deprivation, more than half of us may be clinically deficient in vitamin D.
Quillisascut cheese: locally handcrafted farmstead goat cheese
Artisan cheese making always has been at the forefront of Washington's sustainable agriculture movement, and for nearly 20 years, Rick and Lora Lea Misterly have been working to keep that movement strong.
A new year and a renewed focus for the PCC Farmland Fund
This month includes a report about the importance of family farms, and articles on Dungeness Organic Produce, Sunfield Farm update, Bennington Place News, Full Sail Brewing, the Employee Matching Gift Program, and the donor roster for November 1-30, 2004.