Jill Richardson, Guest
The food Americans waste could help end hunger in this nation.
Several years ago, I worked in a grocery store bakery. At the end of each day, we threw away piles of perfectly good food.
Before the store closed, employees walked down each aisle, checking … More
Carolanne Wright, Guest
No need to bypass all the health perks of fresh superfoods this winter — simply grow them inside on a sunny window ledge. As the weather turns colder, now more than ever it is important to fortify the body with nutrient dense foods. What better … More
Toby Hemenway, Guest
Permaculture is notoriously hard to define. A recent survey shows that people simultaneously believe it is a design approach, a philosophy, a movement, and a set of practices. This broad and contradiction-laden brush doesn’t just make permaculture hard to describe. It can be off-putting, too. … More
Every year, some 230 million prescriptions for antidepressants are filled, making them one of the most-prescribed drugs in the United States.
Despite this, the incidence of all forms of depression is now at 10 percent, according to 2012 statistics1, and the number of Americans … More
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
Seed catalogs are starting to arrive in mailboxes across the Northern Hemisphere with home gardeners everywhere starting to plan which seeds they will sow in their spring gardens.
A positive trend in recent years is the growing number of gardening enthusiasts choosing to … More
Christina Sarich, Contributor
What if you could grow more than 3 tons of organic produce, flowers and herbs annually for an entire community on less than an acre of land? Sound impossible? There are community gardens all over the country doing just that. Often called the ‘new’ green … More
Jonathan Parker, Guest
Aquaponics is an amazing permaculture method that may have been practiced as far back in history as the Aztec civilization. There are records of the Aztec people raising fish alongside of crops that were alien to the growing environment, using the nitrite and ammonia rich … More
Jill Richardson, Guest Writer
My new neighbor knocked on my door and introduced herself as the vice president of the local homeowner’s association. “How friendly!” I thought. “She’s welcoming me to the neighborhood.”
Then she wrinkled her nose and motioned toward an enclosed bin on my porch, saying, … More
It’a an idea whose time has come, as many people are re-discovering the importance of gardening and the importance of heirloom, non-GMO seed.
NPR recently reported on an interesting new phenomenon of heirloom seeds being checked out like books through public libraries.
The program which has expanded … More
Catherine Lamb and Elaine McLellan, Guest Writers
Good ideas abound, presented by caring individuals with skills and knowledge to share; organic gardens, survival skills, the promise of new industry and medicine from hemp and cannabis, etc. It truly does offer hope.
Solutions swirl around us like a storm … More
Robin Schulte and Erin Kvam, Guest Writers
If we are to survive the tipping point we are facing as a global population it is vital that we re-envision life in our environment from the ground up. As old paradigms crumble it is necessary to build a foundation for … More
Sayer Ji & Tania Melkonian, GreenMedInfo
Food has lost its story. Stripped of context, meaning, and reduced to its molecular composition, ancient recipes for health and joy long to be recovered.
Recipes are ancient prescriptions for health, loved and labored into being by our ancestors. Responding to necessity … More
How do people disengage in the destruction taking place on planet earth and engage in something that helps to heal the earth and sets us free from the corporate systems that do us more harm than good?
Edible City is a documentary film that addresses this timely question … More
Trees and nature don’t only provide us with oxygen to breathe, they provide us with peace. According to a review of studies, the number of trees in your neighborhood, along with your proximity to a park, plays a significant role in your mental and physical wellbeing. … More
A study conducted by the University of Barcelona confirms what many have been saying for years: organic is not only better for the environment, it’s also more nutritious. With this particular study, organic tomatoes are examined to show how organic food really is better quality than … More
J. D. Heyes
You won’t see cornrows stretching into the horizon or amber waves of grain as far as the eye can see, but there’s a growing phenomenon in urban America – agriculture is “growing” in our big cities, and as a result, lawmakers and policy chiefs are … More
Go beyond your daily horoscope and bring the Zodiac to your garden
Since our ancestors first poked a seed into the ground, astrology has played a role in gardening and farming. Today it’s easy to scoff at people who plant by moon signs and phases, but in truth, … More
In 1999, 35 million small family plots produced 90% of Russia’s potatoes, 77% of vegetables, 87% of fruits, 59% of meat, 49% of milk — way to go, people! And since 1999, it seems things have only gotten better when it comes to small-scale agriculture in Russia.
In … More