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Help Save Pollinators: Plant an Organic Butterfly Garden

Posted by Nan Fischer on April 28, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

Plants provide food, medicine, and fiber for humans and wildlife. About 85% of plants need to be pollinated in order to make seed to reproduce. Pollinators, which include native bees, honey bees,...

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Seeking Sustainability: Why We Need Climate Neutrality

Posted by Jean Nick on April 25, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a colorless, odorless gas that animals produce and plants need. There are lots of natural sources of carbon dioxide, including respiration and the breakdown of organic...

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How Gardening Can Improve Your Health

Posted by Desiree Nielsen RD on April 20, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing
I have to admit I am a total gardening newbie. Life in a condo restricted me to a single pot of kale and the optimistic purchase of an apple tree that in years had never bore fruit.
 
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How To Recycle (Almost) Everything

I used to live in Switzerland, a country where recycling is so lauded, that inhabitants have to pay quite a bit for garbage bags. When you are shelling out a pretty penny for a thick grey garbage...

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Shinrin Yoku & The Health Benefits of Being in Nature

Posted by Courtney Sunday on April 17, 2017 under Living Happier & Healthier

Please join me for a little impromptu meditation. Imagine you are at work. Florescent lights are bathing your skin. Your breathing is erratic. Your heart rate is up. You are on your second cup...

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Difference Between Heirloom, Open Pollinated, and Hybrid Seed

Posted by Nan Fischer on April 15, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

Springtime can be overwhelming when you are planning your garden. There are many decisions to make, and the choices seem endless. When you are buying organic seeds and plants, you need to decide...

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Breeding Nutrition Back into Food with Organic Seeds

You probably have a good idea of what nutritious food is: vegetables, whole grains, lean/ plant based proteins, and moderation. You may also be aware of how farming practices (such as pesticide...

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4 Ways Dogs Can Improve Your Health

Posted by Erin Urton on April 13, 2017 under Living Happier & Healthier

What if optimal health included squeaky toys, a stuffed squirrel and dyhdrated liver?

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21+ Long Weekend Brunch Ideas

Posted by Nature's Path on April 12, 2017 under Healthy Food & Recipes
Between spring break, Easter long weekend and special family dinners - we're predicting many delicious feasts in the near future. If you're hosting or contributing to a long weekend brunch (or...
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Antioxidants in Organics: Hype or Hard Science?

I’ll start by saying that I almost solely eat organic foods. I used to grow organic vegetables professionally and still do in my home garden. I research and write about organic farming and...

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