April 2015 Issue

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WHAT’S THE PAYBACK FROM A SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) SYSTEM?

You’re heard it somewhere, if not from SEEDS: the prices for solar panels have fallen 80% since 2008. So is investing in a solar electric system for your home the right thing to do? There are lots of reasons to want your own solar system (e.g. energy independence, reduced pollution, reducing your home’s carbon footprint, etc.), but let’s focus simply on the financials and explore the details of how to answer this question for yourself.
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HOT NEW DOOR COLORS FOR 2015

These are just some of the hot colors that color expert, Kate Smith, predicts will be most popular on residential door exteriors in 2015. “Five of the colors that I believe will find their ways to many front doors in 2015 are bold and influenced by cross cultural experiences, such as Bronze Tone and Tripoli Sand,” says Smith, chief color maven and president of Sensational Color. “Then there are five other colors —- like Thyme Green and Amazon Soil —- which are more muted hues that invite us to step out of the fast flow of life to relax in our homes.”
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A FRESH START!

Gardening professionals are our guides, our mentors, and often our saviors. Because they are professional gardeners, they understand the need for patience and nurturing, and so, they continue to instruct and educate. When we listen, we learn that the sources of our frustrations are often simple and the solutions straightforward.
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