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Homemade Nutrient-Dense Mineral Broth

Homemade mineral broth has more body and is more nutrient-dense than traditional store-bought vegetable broths because of the addition of some or all of the following Booster Foods: kombu, nutritional yeast, flaxseeds, and miso. Make your own Mineral Broth at home…

A New Preschool Uses Outdoor Classrooms to Make Education Affordable

Can education be fun, safe, and affordable – even for low-income families? A new preschool is using outdoor classrooms to provide quality education in reading, math, and science; made affordable for families and designed to give children a joyful, nature-rich…

How to Build Compost for Healthier Soil

Written by Acadia Tucker When I was growing up I often spent muggy afternoons with my grandmother after school tucked away in the back of her garden, cutting twigs into small pieces for the compost pile. I never grasped the…

Aloe Vera: The King of Botanicals

Said to be used by Cleopatra on a daily basis as part of her beauty regime, aloe vera has also been relied on for centuries for its healing properties. Also known as the “burn plant,” “lily of the desert” or the…

How to Build Your Own Independent Farmstead and Live Off the Land

Many people, especially young folks, dream of owning their own small piece of land. To live off the land, self-supported, away from the stresses of the city. To live a lifestyle of peace, based on a deep relationship to nature…

The Benefits of Turmeric and Why It’s Nature’s Golden Answer to Chronic Disease

There are certain foods that suddenly become hip and draw attention from those in the health world. For example, kale, coconut water, spirulina, or avocados are all buzzing for good reason. These foods are known as superfoods – a category of…

Citrus Salad Recipes that Boost Your Immune System

Oranges and grapefruit are easy to put in fruit salads and smoothies, but stretch the limits of your imagination and consider using these seasonal sensations in your savory dishes, as well. Segmented citrus in salads adds sweetness and acidity, providing…

3 Levels of the Juice Cleanse – Some of Which Involve Food

A juice cleanse can be daunting. “Nothing but liquid for how many days?” “You mean the only calories come from maple syrup?” “Tea that does what?!?” We want to take the fear out of juice cleansing so you can find…

How You Buy and Store Carrots Can Affect Nutritional Value

There are always so many choices for carrots when you go shopping at the store: loose, baby, 1-5 pound bags – and they are all good for you and quite flavorful! However, my favorites during this time of year are the bunched carrots.…

Plant Perennials to Nourish Your Garden Year-Round

Written by Acadia Tucker My dark winter nights are generally spent curled next to a fire devouring every seed catalog that can fit into my mailbox. Dreaming of the tomatoes, peas, and corn I’ll plant in the spring helps me…

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