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Just in Time for Winter: How to Build Your Own Mini-Greenhouse

Gardeners looking to extend the growing season into winter can do
 so with a cold frame. This DIY guide outlines six easy steps to building your own.

Gardeners looking to extend the growing season into winter can do
 so with a cold frame. These handy mini-greenhouses trap heat and keeping cool-season veggies growing in spite of frosty weather. Cold frames are inexpensive to build and don't consume a lot of energy. They yield fresh, local vegetables when mediocre grocery store fodder is being shipped from afar. Fall is the perfect time to build a cold frame and start planting.

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287 Projects, and Counting

The votes are in and the September class of 32 Pepsi Refresh Project finalists is poised to bring their diverse, change-making ideas to life.


Building greenhouses, creating playgrounds, and saving a high-school band—the votes are in and the September class of 32 Pepsi Refresh Project finalists is poised to bring their diverse, change-making ideas to life. Here at GOOD we have a front-row seat for the Refresh Project—we've partnered with Pepsi to help turn every Refresh grant winner into a success (we're now helping 287 projects across the country). Four ideas from the planet category made the cut this month including La Jolla, CA-based social entrepreneurs Phone Zone. Their $50,000 e-waste elimination project finds new uses for old products and “delays their entry into waste streams.” Reflecting the priorities of the voting public, the education category continues to dominate. Eleven of the finalists this month are education projects--ranging from Rockwood Leadership Institute’s $50,000 project, providing leadership training for non-profits, to a 14-year-old Eagle Scout from Pawleys Island, South Carolina who’s a finalist to receive $5,000 to build a greenhouse, raised gardens and rain barrels for his local school. Congratulations to this month’s finalists. We can’t wait to see their impact!

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