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Ramps and Eggs on Toast

Ramps and Eggs on Toast

Vegetarian Recipes

Ramps must be the most exciting thing to come out of the ground all year. They are the first edible green to emerge from the ground, and their presence indicates...

Basic Buckwheat Pancakes

Basic Buckwheat Pancakes

Vegetarian Recipes

Here is a basic easy to make buckwheat pancake recipe. It is vegan and gluten free! Mix dry ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl. 1 cup buckwheat flour 1...

10 Things to Stop Recycling Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow

10 Things to Stop Recycling Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow

Environment

Recycling is a good thing to do, but including a non-recyclable item in your recycling can result in a huge amount of waste. Here’s a list of ten items that...

Saying “No” to a Plastic Lifestyle

Saying “No” to a Plastic Lifestyle

Environment

Every piece of plastic ever made still exists today. It’s kind of an unsettling thought isn’t it? Corporations know how to make plastic, but they don’t know how to make...

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Vegetarian Recipes

When I first heard of no bake cookies, my heart sank a bit. How can a cookie be crispy and delicious without baking? But having scoured the internet I have...

Solid Groundwork and Good Soil Go Hand in Hand

Solid Groundwork and Good Soil Go Hand in Hand

Organic Gardening

By Brad Andrews Like most things, building a healthy garden starts with a solid foundation. Gardens cannot succeed without the benefit of a great foundation of high quality soil. But...

Local Sustainable Woodcrafter

Local Sustainable Woodcrafter

Community

Local Sustainable Woodcrafter Let’s be honest, woodcrafting is a much bigger topic than it might seem at first. To begin with, woodcraft is a term that may refer to any...

Designer Cork: Beyond Wine Bottle Stoppers

Designer Cork: Beyond Wine Bottle Stoppers

Environment

While ambling along the French Quarter in New Orleans with a friend in December of 2013, a boutique called Queork selling goods made of cork struck my fancy. Having been...

How to ACT Up In The Air. Bird's Eye View of Acceptance Commitment Therapy

How to ACT Up In The Air. Bird's Eye View of Acceptance Commitment Therapy

Community

Acceptance Commitment Therapy I’m sitting on a plane stuck between two strangers. Seats are small with minimal comforts. Few children on the plane keep their parents busy. A two-year old...

Urban Farming the Sustainable Way in Oakland's Fruitvale District

Urban Farming the Sustainable Way in Oakland's Fruitvale District

Environment

Urban farming is very popular here in Oakland, California, where I’ve lived for years. People are growing food in their yards, raising chickens, goats, pigs, and rabbits in their backyards,...

Do it Yourself Organic Fertilizer

Do it Yourself Organic Fertilizer

Organic Gardening

Do It Yourself Organic Fertilizer 4 Parts Seed Meal (linseed, cotton, soybean or alfalfa) ¼ part Dolomite Lime ¼ part Lime ½ part Rock Phosphate or Bone Meal ½ part...

Composting And Fertilizing At Home

Composting And Fertilizing At Home

Homestyle

With the yard debris and composting bins that the city of Portland provides to residents, it has become easier than ever to compost your biodegradable waste. Waste such as meat,...

Adding Blueberries to a Recipe for Health

Adding Blueberries to a Recipe for Health

Vegetarian Recipes

Blueberries are blood-tonic, brain-tonic, natural elixirs that reduce the risk of many major chronic illnesses and support overall health. The phytochemicals and flavonoids in blueberries support the vascular system (your...

Changing Household Habits to Reduce Your Water Footprint

Changing Household Habits to Reduce Your Water Footprint

Environment

Changing Household Habits to Reduce Your Water Footprint Have you ever noticed how much water you waste on daily activities? Take washing the dishes for example: instinctively, you’d run the...

How to Make Almond Milk

How to Make Almond Milk

Vegetarian Recipes

Almond milk is a great non-dairy alternative to cow's milk. If you're vegan or just ready to try something more plant based, give almond milk a try. But why stop...

Veggies - What to Plant Now

Veggies - What to Plant Now

Organic Gardening

It’s already May and we’re halfway through spring. Summer is just around the corner, and it’s going to be nice and warm. While many vegetables grow best in winter, there...