About Deanna Caswell
BiographyDeanna Caswell is a local writer who blogs at littlehouseinthesuburbs.com. Her first book, "First Ballet, '' was released in October by Hyperion. Caswell lives in Collierville, where she practices eco-friendly living, raises pygmy goats, chickens and three children.
- Free-lance columnist
01/03/2011 - current
Practically Green: 'Putting up' summer produce no sweat
Published 06/19/2012 at midnight
Going green in midsummer isn't just about buying locally grown produce and keeping your lawn free from chemicals. If you're really eco-smart, you'll be putting up locally grown produce for the fall and winter.
Practically Green: CSA like having veggie plot someone else works
Published 05/22/2012 at midnight
This is the easiest time of the year to eat green. No matter where you live in Shelby County, there's a farmers market open nearby: Tuesdays at the Church Health Center, Wednesday afternoons at Memphis Botanic Garden, Thursday mornings at ...
Practically Green: How to keep house cool without using tons of A/C
Published 04/24/2012 at midnight
The weather has been glorious lately. Soon, however, we will be fighting the heat.
Practically Green: Keeping organic lawn tall helps fight nasty weeds
Published 03/27/2012 at midnight
Last year, I started using natural lawn care for my yard. Since I was pregnant, I chose to use a service rather than do it myself. The TruNatural service from TruGreen rounds up the usual suspects for organic lawn care: ...
Practically Green: Backyard chickens breed myths, so here are the facts
Published 02/14/2012 at midnight
As a local spokesperson for responsible urban chicken ownership, I hear a lot of questions and concerns about the impact of chickens on the neighborhood.
Practically Green: Long view helps our world and our wallet
Published 01/17/2012 at midnight
My father, the nuclear health physicist, and my brother, the college biology professor, were sitting around the breakfast table debating paper usage and its effect on the environment.
Practically Green: Get most out of fresh, local food for healthful winter
Published 11/29/2011 at midnight
Eating locally and seasonally in the summer is easy. But doing it in the late fall and winter can be more difficult.
Practically Green: Keep candy in Halloween, but reduce holiday waste
Published 10/18/2011 at midnight
I'm not really the festive type, but I am married a man who loves Halloween.
Practically Green: Excavations show what's really down in the dumps
Published 09/20/2011 at midnight
The scientists are fighting in the news again over global warming. A Nobel Prize-winning physicist resigned from the American Physical Society over its position that global warming is an "incontrovertible" fact.
Practically Green: A guide to well-priced all-natural meat, dairy
Published 08/09/2011 at midnight
Organic meats are pricey. I can't bring myself to spend that kind of money every day. Can you?
Practically Green: Put that mountain of school papers to good use
Published 08/07/2012 at midnight
School is in session. If your house is like mine, that means you're up to your eyes in paper.
Published 06/20/2012 at 12:02 a.m.
Sew Memphis, at 688 S. Cox, isn't your typical fabric store. It's cool. It has a free Wednesday evening happy hour for sewing enthusiasts who want to bring their own projects, snacks and beverages.
- Practically Green: Beware of toxic mercury inside home's compact fluorescent bulbs Published 02/08/2011 at 12:04 a.m.
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