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Savannah looks good in green!

20 May

This past Saturday was the grand open house for the brand new, green-built Savannah Gardens Community. This community is a revitalization project engineered by the City of Savannah and built by a handful of local builders. These properties are certified Earth Craft homes, which entails several components of sustainability, that must be adhered to by builder and property alike.

The Savannah Gardens community is a 44 acre tract  located off of Pennsylvania Avenue and will eventually have 120 single family homes in addition to multi-family units. The community has a jogging path, mature landscaping and over 375 newly planted trees, LED lighting and solar powered trash receptacles in the parks and piazza, and state of the art storm water management system.

Each home must be designed efficiently and focus on indoor air quality, energy efficiency, water efficiency, resource efficient design & building materials, waste management, and site planning.  Each home has hardwood floors, nine-foot cathedral ceilings, hurricane screens, geo-thermal heating and air, rain barrels, smart meters, fenced back yards, garden sheds and front and back porches. Each home incorporates cement based siding and trim as well as architectural shingles. And did I mention that each home is pre wired for a solar panel, should you decide to take advantage of that option?

Here is more great news; The City of Savannah sponsored DreamMaker PLUS Program. This program helps qualified moderate income households purchase one of these brand new homes. Approved applicants may be eligible to receive up to $50,000 of DreamMaker funds. You might want to read that again. Fifty large my friends…FREE.Money to help you buy one of these outstanding homes. Current available properties range in price from $141,000-$167,000.

I am so excited about this development and the positive effects it will have on our local economy, environment and morale.

Please give my contact information to anyone you think might be interested. And please get in touch with me if you would like to tour these homes and learn more!

Spring is almost sprung

26 Feb

I love home grown herbs & veggies, and I have been day dreaming and doodling the designs of my new garden beds. I think it’s important to remember that no matter where you live, in a condo, a subdivision or out in the quiet countryside you can grow your own organic garden. It’s a great feeling knowing where your food is coming from and that you actually grew it! Then of course there is the added bonus of the beauty and fragrance. I think this year I am going to work on raised beds, and beautiful bushy herbs in the front of my house.

I am inspired by the tremendous talent of a guy who is known as Farmer D.
I have heard him give talks about sustainable and organic gardening a few times and he comes with his own line of products. It’s a beautiful thing he has going. Read about Farmer D here. I love the idea of supporting local business, tuning my botanical knowledge, and making healthy choices that are sustainable for the earth and for me.

I am ready for some nice warm weather so I can get my hands dirty.