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No Bake Raw Vegan Cookies

No Bake Raw Vegan Cookies

Vegetarian Recipes

No Bake Raw Vegan Cookiesby Lacey Ray Althouse Raw foodism as part of a vegan diet is a practice in consuming uncooked, unprocessed raw plant foods. While I personally am...

Make your own lip balm

Make your own lip balm

Household

Don’t you hate it when your lips itch and ache because they are chapped? And what’s the first thing you do? You slather your lips with lip balm only to...

Healthy Quinoa Salad

Healthy Quinoa Salad

Vegetarian Recipes

This mix can be eaten as a salad, side dish, dip for tortilla chips or put on a tort wrap. The recipe calls for a lot of raw vegetables and...

6 Reasons to Go Organic

6 Reasons to Go Organic

Organic Gardening

6 Reasons to Go Organic You read every ingredient on your food label before buying. You’re mindful about your food, environment and using your consumer dollars. Once our food sources...

Water Matters: Five Facts About H2O

Water Matters: Five Facts About H2O

Environment

Of all substances on Earth, water is the most common. Water is also the only substance on Earth that exists in all three states: solid, liquid and gas. The totality...

Sustainable Tennis: Extending the life of a tennis ball

Sustainable Tennis: Extending the life of a tennis ball

Household

What to do with old tennis balls? Before putting a tennis ball into the waste bin, consider the possibilities that exist to extend its life. Recently I spoke with Anna...

This Tiny House

This Tiny House

Household

Ever since I was a child, I have dreamed of living small in a tiny home with just enough and no more. That, to me, would mean fewer worries all...

Best Organic Mulches

Best Organic Mulches

Organic Gardening

Why mulch at all? There are many benefits to mulching. Regardless, if you are caring for a vegetable garden or flower beds, mulch can protect and nourish your plants. One...

A Day At The Parks In Occidental

A Day At The Parks In Occidental

Environment

Marin County is famous for being almost 80 percent open space, in blatant contradiction to the built-up cityscape and housing frenzy of the neighboring San Francisco. I live in Oakland,...

4 big reasons to ditch dryer sheets

4 big reasons to ditch dryer sheets

Household

You’ve seen enough ads about the various fragrances and aromas of fabric softeners. The clothes look as soft as velvet and the fragrance is good enough to serve as a...

Laundry Soap Labeling--How Does it Affect You?

Laundry Soap Labeling--How Does it Affect You?

Household

Laundry Soap Labeling – How does it affect you? Certified Organic – Natural – Green – Eco – Certified Biobased Does it matter? Only if you care what goes down...

Sesame Kale Salad

Sesame Kale Salad

Vegetarian Recipes

On my first visit to Minneapolis, before moving here from Canada, I came across this little salad. It was the first time I tasted raw kale, although I wasn’t aware...

Learning the Traditional Way at the John C. Campbell Folk School

Learning the Traditional Way at the John C. Campbell Folk School

Community

Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina is a very rare type of school. Instead of teaching the high tech, it passes on knowledge that could be hundreds if...

Invasive Species on Long Island : Asian Long Horned Beetle

Invasive Species on Long Island : Asian Long Horned Beetle

Environment

The Asian Long Horned Beetle (Anoplophoria glabripennis) is an invasive insect found in New York, Massachusetts, and Ohio. Around my neighborhood, representatives from the U.S Department of Agriculture are literally...

Blueberry Rhubarb Crisp

Blueberry Rhubarb Crisp

Vegetarian Recipes

I received a big bunch of rhubarb in my first CSA box of the summer. Rhubarb is often one of the earliest crops to harvest. I don’t think of it...

Attract Pollinators to Your Garden With Specific Plants and Flowers

Attract Pollinators to Your Garden With Specific Plants and Flowers

Organic Gardening

Pollinators are an essential part of any healthy ecosystem. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, over 75% percent of the world’s flowering plants depend on them as part...