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Every Dollar is a Vote. Make Yours Count

by: Sara on 10/19/2017

Every dollar we spend has the potential to create social and environmental change. In fact, it already has. The world that exists today is in large part a result of our purchasing decisions.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

by: EJ on 10/06/2017

Our American readers are often surprised when we wish them Happy Thanksgiving in the second weekend of October.  It's true, it's colder up here in Canada, the days grow shorter sooner and a Thanksgiving harvest dinner in November would simply be just too late.  This is our Thanksgiving long weekend and to celebrate, I am sharing this lovely  …

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Food Lover's Ginger Squash Soup

by: Sara on 09/23/2017
Posted in: Community , Cooking , Food , Gardening

We are on a bit of a roll with the soup recipes this week. I suppose the fall equinox will do that to you, the urge for warmth and comfort kicks in as the shorter days roll in. I also know of a few people with an abundance of squash who are a little unsure how to get through it all. So today's recipe is for Ginger Squash Soup from The Food Lover's …

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What Do You Stand For? Who Do You Stand With?

by: EJ on 09/13/2017

Today's blog is the Preface from the newly released, fourth edition of the best-selling Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice by Paul Kivel.  He explains that racism in the United States is entering its third phase, neoliberalism. Thoughts that we have entered a "post-racial" society are sadly misled.  

Since the …

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The Secret Life of Your Microbiome

by: Sara on 09/05/2017

Today's blog post is from Susan L. Prescott and Alan C. Logan the coauthors of the just released book The Secret Life of Your Microbiome: Why Nature and Biodiversity are Essential to Health and Happiness.

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe" John Muir, Naturalist, 1869

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