Our Blog | December 2014

Aquaponic Gardening: Growing Fish and Vegetables Together

by: Sara on 12/09/2014

Aquaponics is a revolutionary system for growing plants by fertilizing them with the waste water from fish in a sustainable closed system.On our ninth day of giving we offer you this blog from Sylvia Bernstein's the best selling author of, Aquaponic Gardening, A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together as well as a free download …

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Is there any way of living that doesn’t require death to sustain it?

by: Sara on 12/08/2014

Compassionate hunting may seem like an oxymoron to some, but after reading this excerpt from Miles Olson’s book, The Compassionate Hunter’s Guidebook: Hunting from the Heart,  you might change your mind. In today’s blog, Miles poses the tough question, “Is there any way of living that doesn’t require death to sustain it?”. The answer …

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Triple Ginger Cookies

by: Sara on 12/07/2014
Posted in: Cooking , Food

The first and only time I went to Hollyhock, a retreat and learning centre on Cortes Island in British Columbia,  I was astounded at how good the food was. I wasn’t sure if it was because someone else was doing the cooking, or the beautiful island setting, or just that I was really hungry after early morning yoga, but

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Taking a Walk on a Snowy Evening

by: EJ on 12/06/2014

Kevin Klinkenberg, author of Why I Walk: Taking a Step in the Right Direction, shares his thoughts on holiday walks.

It's that wonderful time of year again, where we slow down a bit, stuff ourselves full of food and gather together with family and friends. Sounds like a great time for... a walk!

For me, one of the best things about the end of the …

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Empowerment in the Face of Planetary Suffering

by: Sara on 12/05/2014

Deepening global crises surround us, causing many of us to fall prey to denial and despair. Coming Back to Life by Joanna Macy and Molly Young Brown, shows how grief and fear are healthy responses to the harsh realities of our time, and that when  honored through the revolutionary practice of The Work That Reconnects, they can free us from …

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