Amanda Lopez was the first Ecobroker Certified real-estate agent in Baltimore City and County, specializing in energy efficiency and sustainable design of Baltimore properties. Lopez of City Life Realty located on West 36th St. focuses on already-established historic communities, such as Hampden, Belair-Edison, Dickeyville, Arcadia and Bolton Hill.
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Go for Change and Jana Murrell, Miss Earth US 2008, interviewed Cheryl Wade, Ilya Goldberg and Mick the Pirate at the Mill Valley Garden Center and Farmers Market to get caught up on some exciting developments in local food production and how you can fill up at Baltimore Biodiesel.
Earth Alley , located off the Avenue in Hampden, offers a wide varity of home, garden and personal accessories. Fairly traded and often made with recycled materials, you’ll find bowls made from telephone wire, angels crafted from discarded tin roofing, and handbags fashioned from inner tubes. Earth Alley also offers rolling worksops in household composting, gardening and much more.
Golden West Cafe is located in Historic Hamden, offering vegetarian, vegan and organic meat options with a text-mex attitude. The cafe is spacious, lively, bright and who doesn’t like those recycled album cover menus. I always enjoy being reminded of Gary Glitter or Liberace before breakfast. The Golden West also has a long bar so even if you’re not eating you can still enjoy the ambiance.
Sprout is a local organic hair salon for both men and women specializing in your classic trim to authenticity artful “Rock Star” hair cuts “without exposing you to harmful chemicals.” All of Sprouts products are certified organic and even their floors are made with sustainably harvested bamboo and reclaimed wood.
See the CNN broadcast of Galen Sampson , owner and five-star chef of Dogwood Deli , located in Hamden and specializing in a gourmet-inspired organic menu using only locally grown fruits and vegetables. With a combination of a healthy and loving marriage to Bridget Sampson , great food and two dogs named Sox and Shoes comes this statement from Galen, "We believe sincerely in our mission of providing Baltimore with naturally-inspired food that’s fresh, healthy, and grown close to home. We use as much organic product as possible and find inspiration in the land, the sea and in nature’s changing palette. Our deli is named for the first tree we planted together after we were married, with a nod to our love of canines."
Renew Organic Day Spa is your center for a guilty-free manicure, massage or skin-care treatment. The spa is conveniently located with products that include organic massage oils and vegan nail polish. Renew has a customer service-driven environment, using a combination of Eastern and Western methods, and co-owner Shelley Birnbaum believes "in helping clients by equipping them with information to help themselves, and to achieve these results not only with my treatments, but with their own care at home too."