May 07, 2013 • in Gardening
Grow Your Own Heirloom Grains
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by guest blogger Robyn Jasko. Beautiful to grow and easy to harvest grains: More and more gardeners are discovering just how easy it is to grow sustainable, GMO-free grains at home.
May 06, 2013 • in Maria Recommends
The Only Real Way to End GMOs
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The other day I was feeling overwhelmed, depressed, and defeated about the whole GMO thing. There is SO MUCH evidence that GMOs, and the chemicals that are used in concert with them (like Round up) are destroying our health and planet. But then it occurred to me. We have the solution!
May 03, 2013 • in Books & Movies
Why We Write Romance Novels
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by guest blogger Maya Rodale. I’m currently at work on my eighth novel (!), and I’m finding that each book is more challenging than the last to write. But all the crazy events in the past few weeks reminded me why I stick with it. With each book, I put a little more happiness into the world.
May 02, 2013 • in Food & Recipes
Foraging for Fiddlehead Ferns
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by guest blogger Tim Mountz. As a farmer I revel in spring, with its quick weather changes, cracking buds, chorus of flowers, and dramatic transformation of landscape. In spring we farmers return to the fields to till the soil, but we also return to the woods to forage.
May 01, 2013 • in Food & Recipes
Dukkah: A Delicious
Australian Dry Dip
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My first day in Australia I was starving for dinner, but it was only 4:30 and the restaurant in my hotel wasn’t open yet. So I went to the “bar” (couches outside) and ordered some homemade bread with olives and this thing called dukkah—I had no idea what it was. And now I can’t get enough of it.
April 30, 2013 • in Environment
How Nature Films Can Save the World
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by guest blogger Leah Zerbe. Once you actually hear insect footsteps, watch bees clean themselves in much the same way as your cat does, and appreciate the sensuality of snail mating, you may find a little more compassion in your heart for these wonderful creatures. In the end, our lives and struggles really aren’t all that different from those of bugs. We all want to survive and thrive.
April 29, 2013 • in Gardening
The Search for the Perfect
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I’m still searching for the best gardening apron, and I have a very specific, particular list of design must-haves. I’ll share it with you in the hopes that one of you out there knows where it is and can help me find it.