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Bring it Home- Free Compost for Fairfax Residents!

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For Fairfax Residents only.  NOT FOR COMMERCIAL USE!   Marin Sanitary Service (MSS) is providing the last compost delivery of the year on October 15 at the Fairfax Pavilion parking lot (at the ball field fence). Typically, the compost lasts for several days until it is gone. Bring a shovel, and a bag or container to […]

Celebrate Earth Day 2016 in Fairfax


How did Earth Day get its start? The first Earth Day took place on April 22nd, 1970 when 20 million people participated in peaceful demonstrations to protest the industrial revolution and advocate for a healthy sustainable environment. Earth Day founder Senator Gaylord Nelson was inspired to create Earth Day after witnessing the devastating 1969 oil […]

Support the California Seed Exchange Democracy Act!


Many Californians have started seed libraries which are local community-based organizations (like the one sponsored by the Fairfax branch library and Sustainable Fairfax) that offer public free access to seeds.  In 2014 several states, placed legal restrictions on seed sharing by demanding that seed libraries comply with burdensome, unrealistic testing and labeling regulations designed for […]

Home-Made Deodorant Recipe


The classic recipes call for only corn starch or arrowroot powder, but if you have both, you can combine them to get 1/4 cup. Some people recommend lessening the amount of baking soda if skin irritation occurs 5-6 tablespoons coconut oil 1/8 cup arrowroot powder 1/8 cup cornstarch 1/4 cup baking soda Several drops of […]

All Natural Scrubbing Cleanser


There’s no need to buy harsh toxic cleansers to have sparkling clean porcelain, stainless steel, ceramics (mugs, dishes, knobs and basins), grout and counters. Use the simple recipe below for an all-natural scrubbing cleanser: Mix wet ingredients first, then add baking soda slowly until it makes stiff peaks. If needed, add water to make the […]