Monthly Archives: April 2011

Friedman’s Home Improvement 65th Anniversary

When two brothers – Benny and Joe Friedman – started a small junk store in downtown Petaluma just after World War II, little did they know what their dream would become over 65 years later! Today, Friedman’s Home Improvement is very proud to celebrate our 65th year with longtime friends, staff, customers, family, and our growing North Bay communities. Celebrate our anniversary by joining us for our Arbor Day Celebration, April 29th. Arbor Day is a national celebration of trees, and we have a wide variety of young fruit trees, nut trees, shade trees, decorative trees, and flowering trees. Stop by Friedman’s Home Improvement today …

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Earth Day, April 22, 2011

According to the Earth Day Network, more than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities, making it the largest secular civic event in the world. That’s kind of a big deal and causes us to question, “Where did this all come from, what does it mean, and how can each and every one of us participate in this global effort?” The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22nd, 1970 which was coordinated by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson. This nationwide environmental “teach-in” day included rallies with approximately 20 million people participating on college campuses from coast to coast in an effort to raise awareness …

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Composting is good for the environment, cuts down on landfill waste, and is easy to do! Ask any little boy how cool it is to find worms wriggling around, doing their job to turn compost waste into rich soil. That’s nature at work, and Friedman’s Home Improvement will walk you through the steps to create and maintain your personal compost pile. Composting is considered a healthy part of nature’s recycling process. When starting your own compost pile, first you’ll want to consider if you’d like an open-air or closed-air system. Whether you choose an open or closed system, carefully layer the materials or mix the …

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