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Living in the Green

My day nearly always starts with a reluctant rise into consciousness triggered by my churning gut. I can feel the adrenaline pumping before I open my eyes and when I finally wake up fully, …

The Permaculture Fail

I write this not to be discouraging or defeatist, but to impress upon you that it is time we started creating the socio-economic models that will make …

Investing in Nutrient Dense Food: Magnesium

The last nutrient I'll focus on in this series is magnesium, which, like iron and calcium, is a mineral rather than a vitamin, and it serves a range of …

Harvests from Hemp Heroes

An earlier blog post..discussed the promises of hemp cultivation to employ US veterans, grow a generation of new farmers, and revitalize a cellulose-based …

Early days for regenerative agriculture: Can it help solve climate change?

A planned rotation of the cattle mimics movements that herds of ruminants would make in response to predation by pack hunters when such environments evolved …

Investing in Nutrient Dense Foods: Calcium

We can get calcium from a range of foods, including dairy products like milk and cheese, deep green leafy vegetables like kale and cabbage, as well as …

Investing in Nutrient Dense Foods: Iron

Iron deficiency is the most prevalent mineral deficiency in the United States, and lack of adequate iron intake can have a range of impacts, from chronic …

Breeding a Better Chicken at Eatwell Farm

While many conscientious eaters go out of their way to purchase pasture-raised eggs laid by happy chickens, it’s a little-known fact that almost all …

First Nations People Reclaiming Their Heritage   

This First Nations woman works with youth, elders and spiritual leaders to practice their culture and “activate their blood memories,” as one …

The rise of a Mexican food movement

A small but persistent sustainability movement has been slowly growing and I was delighted to find a budding food movement working against the odds to …

The Risky Rise of the Dams

With mining growth comes larger, deeper, more unwieldy tailings ponds, experts warn.
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