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The Sustainable Chicken Project: turning trash into eggs

The Sustainable Chicken Project: turning trash into eggs

If you’ve ever eaten eggs that comes straight from the farm (especially one that allows its chickens to range somewhat freely), you know that nothing from the grocery store comes close in terms of flavor. Master Composter Tom Shelley and farmer Christianne White, of Ithaca, New York, are trying out a new model for getting local residents hooked on such eggs while lightening their environment footprints: exchanging compostable “trash” for a regular supply of such eggs.

Eggs-cellent art

Eggs-cellent art

Taking a break from all the end of the year and end of the decade items on the Internets, I enjoyed the Arts Journal blog compilation of egg themed or egg-inspired pieces from various artists. I’m particular fond of the above sneaker-based egg by Evan Blackwell.

Message of MĂ©rida: Saving Wild Places Will Save the Planet

Message of MĂ©rida: Saving Wild Places Will Save the Planet

For the first time in decades, the eggs of endangered sea turtles buried on a small strip of Nicaraguan beach will not be collected and sold in local food markets. A program developed by nonprofit Paso Pacífico pays residents up to $2.50 for each turtle hatchling that reaches the surf — almost 10 times what they would have brought from the market.