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Get Your Fruit Fresh, Local and Sustainable Year-Round


By Lara Colley, Organic Lifestyle Magazine We all know that fruit is good for us. The steady stream of research and articles on the subject reminds...

  • "It's about bringing money back into the soil and making sure capital is circulating locally," says Priyanka Jayashankar. "The idea is to not let the capital circulate so far or so fast as in more traditional investment plans." (The Pizza Bike/CC BY 2.0)

    ‘Slow Money’ Movement Would Keep Capital Nearby

    The “slow money” movement seeks to match locally produced and environmentally friendly food and artisanal products and services with fresh capital investment. The growing philosophy... Read more

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    19 Bucket List Ideas for Summer

    The notion of a “summer bucket list” begins with recognizing the reality of impermanence. We’re not here forever. How are we going to use the time... Read more

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    10 Hidden Sources of Endocrine Disruptors – And How to Avoid Them

    One sobering fact of modern life: endocrine (hormone) disruptors are everywhere. Occasional contact wouldn’t be a major concern but the trouble is, most of us... Read more

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    10 Fruits and Vegetables Perfect for Planting With Kids

    It’s never too early to teach your children about where their food comes from, and one of the easiest ways to do that is to... Read more

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    Skin Care That’s Good Enough to Eat?

    Did you know that your skin is actually your largest body organ? The average person has around 35 billion skin cells, and overall, the total... Read more

  • Workers with Really Local Harvest deliver fresh produce. Really Local Harvest is a food hub in New Brunswick that aggregates products from 30 local producers and distributes them to consumers, restaurants, and schools. (Courtesy Really Local Harvest)

    Food Hubs: An Antidote to 21st-Century Food Problems?

    The humble life of the average tomato reveals how broken our food system is. The tomato starts out in Mexico, picked green and unripe by... Read more

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    7 Trash-Bound Things You Never Thought of Keeping but Should

    Did you know that there are plenty of things we toss out every day that are actually completely reusable? Of course, a burnt out lightbulb... Read more

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    Taxpayer Money Helps Pay for Monsanto Devastation

    Earlier this year, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced a $3.2-million campaign to save “beleaguered” Monarch butterflies. As recently as 1996, there were close... Read more

  • Susan Kennedy Spain's bees in her backyard in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, May 19, 2015. (Mark Gormus/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

    Urban Beekeeping Can Be a Sweet Hobby

    RICHMOND, Va.—In the back corner of her yard, hidden behind a new fence, Susan Kennedy Spain recently extracted proof that her latest experiment in sustainable... Read more

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    Tales of Morels and Other Wild Edibles

    The mushroom season starts later in summer, but according to wild food forager Nathaniel Whitmore, the famous morel mushroom comes out earlier in spring when... Read more

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    11 Vegetables Anyone Can Grow on Their Own

    One in three US households are now growing food, according to a special report from the National Gardening Association (NGA). This equates to about 42 million... Read more

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    This Two-Minute Video Will Change the Way You Bathe

    Forget all those advertising promises of glowing, blemish-free skin or sparkling-white teeth. If you’re still using personal care products that contain microbeads, you’re washing your face or brushing your... Read more

  • CHOC Chick starter kits come with everything you need to make your own healthy raw chocolates.

    Love Chocolate? Make Chocolate!

    I really do love chocolate! Chocolate has always been a big part of my life and some of my earliest childhood memories are of making... Read more

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    The Things You Can Do With Lemon Peels and Juice

    In the US, lemons have been grown since the 16th century in Florida, after being brought to the New World by Christopher Columbus. With their high vitamin... Read more

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    Repel Mosquitoes by Cultivating Marigolds

    By Joel Edwards, Organic Lifestyle Magazine Marigolds are beautiful, strong smelling herbaceous flowers that are widely grown throughout the world. Most people grow marigolds for... Read more

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    A Beautiful Portrait of Permaculture’s Potential (Video)

    I’ve been an informal student of permaculture for the last 5 years or so, and have been trying to apply permaculture principles to both my... Read more

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