The New Normal: Victory Gardens, Fresh Food, & Indoor/Outdoor Comfort

Are you looking for a victory, or maybe even a few victories? Our collective worlds remain upside-down, and let’s face it, life has changed. Many of us are now working at home, schooling at home, sheltering at home, cooking at home, shopping at home, and well, you get it – we are at home!  And, if you’re like me, you’ve run out of great ideas to keep the whole “at home” thing interesting. You’ve cleaned and organized, you’ve made the cookies and the sourdough bread, you’ve streamed everything old and new, and even pajama days have lost their luster. Now, as “distance learning” becomes a distant memory and spring gets into full bloom, we are struggling to find new things to fill the day while still staying home as much as possible.  

One way some people are spelling victory is “G-A-R-D-E-N-S.” 

Dating back to WWI, Americans were encouraged to grow their own food supply to help offset national food shortages. In addition to filling the food gap, these  became a show of solidarity with their neighbors as well as a badge of patriotism. Fast forward to today and the current coronavirus crisis and there is a new victory garden movement growing. What a great thing! Not only are victory gardens a great reminder that we are all in this together, but gardening is also an excellent way to reduce trips to the grocery store, get us outside, and enjoy working together as a family.

But, if you’re also like me in the struggle with allergies, the outdoors can be a real challenge. Fortunately, victory can still be yours! GreenTech Environmental’s NEW pureAir SOLO is a sleek, wearable air purifier that creates a safe personal breathing zone by actively repelling particles, including all kinds of allergens, from your breathing space. Using ion-based active purification technology, pureAir SOLO creates a 4 ft. clean-air zone, or bubble, reducing your exposure to pathogens like pollen, pet dander, and mold. Not only is it great for allergies, pureAir SOLO also repels bacteria and viruses, as well as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that include harmful chemicals. pureAir SOLO delivers all-day protection with a rechargeable battery that lasts over 24 hours per charge. It’s so light and incredibly quiet, you are likely to forget that you’re even wearing it. And, at only $129 per unit, the whole family can benefit from some extra air purification.

After a day working in the sun, cooling off can be a breeze too, with GreenTech’s pureFlow products. pureFlow QT7 is uniquely designed to circulate air with peak power, performance, and proficiency. This quiet turbo bladeless fan produces an uninterrupted flow of smooth air, distributed evenly and naturally for up to 30 feet. If you seek a little more cooling power, your family will be a fan of pureFlow CIRCULATOR and its endless possibilities. pureFlow CIRCULATOR offers 11 height settings, 12 fan speeds, and horizontal and vertical oscillation. There are even three unique fan modes: “Normal” for a traditional fan feel, “Nature” for a natural outdoor variable breeze, and “Night” for ultra-quiet operation. pureFlow CIRCULATOR conquers all of your cooling concerns! 

Scoring a gardening victory with your victory garden doesn’t have to stop there! Victory after the harvest can be yours too. Did you know that the average family of four wastes around $1,500 per year in decaying food that gets thrown out? Now you can fight back against food waste and keep your garden produce fresh longer! pureAir FRIDGE extends the life of your fruits and vegetables by up to 3x and removes embarrassing odors by sanitizing and purifying the air within your refrigerator. Replicating what nature does outdoors through hydrogen- and oxygen-based oxidizers, pureAir FRIDGE destroys bacteria such as E. coli and Staphylococcus. pureAir FRIDGE is simple to use, maintain, and clean. It charges in less than 4 hours to provide purifying power to your refrigerator for up to three weeks! Plus, pureAir FRIDGE is as small as an apple, so it can be placed anywhere in your refrigerator. For just $49, you too can extend the life of your produce and stop buying all that baking soda.

Need one more victory? According to the Farmer’s Almanac, statistically, gardeners live longer! On that note, I’m putting on my pureAir SOLO and grabbing my gloves. It’s time to plant!

July 10, 2020 — Kimberly Wilson