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Nature's Medicine Cabinet

by: Sara on 07/08/2015

Summer is here and here on the West Coast, we missed out on our usual rainy spring and headed straight into one of the hottest and driest June on record. With no snow pack melting and no rain in sight, we are looking at early drought conditions. Yes, the sun is beautiful and the water warm, but we know that we will pay for these seeming luxuries …

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Mother Earth New Fair - Fun-filled, Hands-on, Sustainable Lifestyle Event

by: Sara on 06/04/2015

We are excited to be heading to a new venue for the Mother Earth News Fair June 6-7in Albany, OR. This fair will replace the one that has been held in Puyallup, WA th past few years.

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Resilient Agriculture: Planning for Climate Change

by: EJ on 05/28/2015

Climate change presents an unprecedented challenge to the productivity and profitability of agriculture in North America. More variable weather, drought and flooding create the most obvious damage, but hot summer nights, warmer winters, longer growing seasons and other environmental changes have more subtle but far-reaching effects on plant and …

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The Color of Food Chosen as Foreword Reviews' #BookoftheDay

by: EJ on 05/25/2015

Natasha Bowens' new book The Color of Food: Race, Resilience and Farming was named Book of the Day by Foreword Reviews today.  Reviewer Shelia Trask says, "With The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience, and Farming, [Natasha] sets a welcoming place at the table for African American, Latino, Native American, and Asian farmers to share stories …

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The Do's and Don'ts of Doggie Doo Doo

by: EJ on 05/21/2015

Eighty-three million dogs and ninety-six million cats call the US home. Pets don’t use toilets.  What could possibly go wrong?

Rose Seeman, the self-proclaimed Dono Quixote of Doo, has considered this question in depth.  Speaking of depth, eighty-three millions dogs produce 11 million tons of waste per year.  This is enough to cover 10 football …

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