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Reclaiming Traditional Earthen Construction in India

by: EJ on 06/16/2015

James Thomson, co-author of Earthen Floors: A Modern Approach to an Ancient Practice, is a workshop facilitator with House Alive, one of the leading natural building training organizations in North America.  This fall, James will travel with a small group of apprentices to a remote, ethnically Tibetan region of India, deep in the Himalayas. There, …

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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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We Buy Local and Eat Local… Why Don’t We Heal Local?

by: Sara on 06/01/2015

In today's blog post Dawn Combs, the author of Heal Local, 20 Essential Herbs for Do-it Yourself Home Healthcare, starts breaking down the barriers that stop us from accessing local medicine and empowers us to take our health back into our own hands -  one herb at a time.

The message is out and the movement to buy your food locally and support your …

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Why Save Seeds?

by: Sara on 05/07/2015

Over the past few generation, multinational corporation have seized the lion's share of the seed market, squeezing out small, regional, family-run companies and causing biodiversity to suffer. In today's blog post we excerpt from Cindy Conner's new book, Seed Libraries And Other Means of Keeping Seeds in the Hands of the People. In this section …

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#WhoMadeMyClothes; Why the hashtag campaign for social and economic justice matters

by: Sara on 04/23/2015

Today's blog post about Fashion Revolution Day, and the #WhoMadeMyClothes campaign comes to us from Michael Lavergne the author of the upcoming Fall 2015 release, Fixing Fashion, Rethinking the Way We Make, Market and Buy Our Clothes. Michael is an ethical supply chain professional who has spent the past eighteen years leading sourcing initiatives …

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