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#BlackLivesMatter - A Note from Paul Kivel

by: EJ on 12/17/2014

Dear People,

#BlackLivesMatter

We are in a historical moment when, at least temporarily, the …

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COP 20 in Brief

by: EJ on 12/15/2014
Posted in: Climate Change

On December 12th, The Climate Reality Project posted this excellent summary of what occurred over the past two weeks in Lima Peru at the 20th Conference of the Parties. 

Negotiators have just wrapped up two weeks of talks at the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP20) in Lima, and while the picture of exactly where we stand on a climate deal in 2015 …

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How to Make a Rope Holiday Wreath

by: EJ on 12/12/2014

Welcome to our final day of 12 Days of Giving.  We hope you enjoyed reading the blogs, and that you took advantage of our free downloads and recipes and our 50% off book sale. 

One of my favorite holiday decorations is a wreath for the front door. I have been making them from natural materials for years, starting with wild grape vine when I lived …

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The Nature of Permaculture

by: EJ on 12/11/2014

“Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single-product system.” – Bill Mollison, founder of the Permaculture Institute

The …

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Peppermint Biscotti

by: EJ on 12/10/2014
Posted in: Cooking , Food , Guest Posts

Authors Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko share this recipe from their cook book, Farmstead Chef (farmsteadchef.com)

Biscotti are conversation starters, meant to be savored crunch by crunch, and not inhaled like softer cookies often are.  Despite having no Italian blood running through either of our families, we love both the crunch and conversation …

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