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10 Excellent Reasons to Use Raised Beds in Your Garden

Raised beds aren’t a new idea, yet they continue to be a hotly contested item of debate amongst gardeners. Hearkening back to 300 BC when the pre-Hispanic peoples of the Andes used them to prevent

The Reality of Managing a Small Organic Farm

This post is from the archive, originally published in 2012.  Some farm stats: We used 1,000 gallons of water per day in the summer. This was far less than most farms, and we were able

How to Build a Worm Bin

How to Plan a Vegetable Garden for Beginners

If winter is getting you down, there’s nothing more hopeful than planning your garden. Spring is just around the corner and seed catalogs are already available from a variety of suppliers. If you are hoping

Are Non-toxic Art Supplies Important for Your Health?

“Art, not unlike raising children… may entail much sacrifice and periods of despair, but, with luck, the effort will produce something that outlives you.” – Michael Kimmelman Whether you are a fine artist, a crafter,

What Should We Do With All That Carbon in the Atmosphere?

Our earth has permanently crossed a dangerous threshold. Humans continue to burn fossil fuels regardless of the consequences, with the result that our atmosphere now contains 400 parts per million (ppm) of carbon dioxide (CO2).

5 Amazing Herbal Teas to Help You Beat the Flu

Just when you think you’ve escaped, the flu can hit you like a brick. But before you run to the doctor or send your significant other to the store to wander haplessly through the aisles,

Can Technology Help Us Connect With Nature?

“Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.” –Steve Jobs Humans are a

Walking: The Cure for What Ails You

Take advantage of the healing power of walking. “I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” ~ John Muir

What You Need to Know About Sustainable Wines

Can you support sustainable farming practices while raising a glass this holiday season? Have you ever wondered why people clink their glasses before drinking? While many people believe this act was started to ward off