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Rising to the Occasion - The Community Grain Revolution

by: Sara on 11/12/2013
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There is much debate about grain these days. From books like Wheat Belly, which suggests if you cut out wheat your tummy will “disappear” to countless products being marketed as gluten-free for those who are allergic or intolerant to the gluten protein, it makes one wonder why we ever ate these pesky grains in the first place.

The wheat plant …

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Community Conversations: Our Path to a Caring Culture!

by: Sara on 04/02/2013
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Today's blog post comes to us from Cecile Andrews the author of the just released, Living Room Revolution, A Handbook for Conversation, Community and the Common Good as well as Slow is Beautiful, Circle of Simplicity and co author of  Less is More. Cecile is a community educator focusing on voluntary simplicity, "take back your time," the "Sharing Economy," and Pursuit of Happiness Conversation Circles. She and her husband are founders of Seattle's Phinney Ecovillage, a neighborhood-based sustainable community.

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BEE is for BRAVE! At Brooklyn Grange’s Navy Yard apiary in New York City

by: Sara on 01/02/2013
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Happy New Year everyone! For our first blog post of 2013 we hear from Christy Hemenway, the author of the just released book, The Thinking Beekeeper, A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives and the founder of Gold Star Honeybees. Christy discusses the challenges faced by beekeepers in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

New York City never …

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Conversation Skills You Needed Yesterday

by: EJ on 12/06/2012
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Exploring Small Town America

by: EJ on 09/17/2009
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Over the past two days I have had the pleasure of visiting a couple of small towns in Oregon - Mt. Angel and Silverton. It has been a truly inspiring and insightful visit. Some people may have heard of Silverton when they elected their latest mayor, Stu Ramussen, the first openly trangendered mayor in the United States. I met Mayor Ramussen by …

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