Biomimicry: How It Can Save the World

Biomimicry: How It Can Save the World

Biomimicry is the process of replicating or reproducing organic cells or structures. This process is actually more common than you might think. Biomimicry simply means copying something from nature. Sometimes we are able to take a look at something that occurs in nature and “reuse” or “repurpose” certain characteristics of these animals or plants in… Read more

Permaculture and Self-sufficiency

Permaculture and Self-sufficiency

Permaculture farming and social systems are rapidly growing in global popularity. Many people around the globe are becoming enlightened to the long-term benefits of self-sufficiency through cultivating their own nature based ecosystems, growing their own crops and keeping/breeding their own animals, whether it be on a sizable plot of land or humble balcony. Read more

How To Tackle Little “Picky Eaters”

How To Tackle Little “Picky Eaters”

We want our kids to eat healthy, but if your kid’s picky, you might be happy just to see them eat anything at all. Figuring out how to get kids all the vitamins and nutrition can be a daunting, sanity-depleting job. But it’s a whole lot easier if we follow some basic advice… Read more

The Farms of the Future

The Farms of the Future

The population of the planet will be around nine billion by the year 2050, and there are already concerns about how to keep everyone fed and happy when this happens. Our farms have worked pretty well for us in their current forms, but they’ll need to change and become way more efficient if we’re to… Read more

Slow Cooker Recipe: Butternut Squash Lasagne Bake

Slow Cooker Recipe: Butternut Squash Lasagne Bake

Mmm… Fall. We love winter squash in our house, and we’re always looking for new ways to incorporate seasonal produce into recipes, such as this lasagne-like dish with butternut squash that fits perfectly with the slow-cooker lifestyle. Also, this recipe looks like it could easily be modified with the addition or substitution of some other… Read more

Give Thanks for Health This Thanksgiving

Give Thanks for Health This Thanksgiving

A great way to give thanks for health this Thanksgiving is to celebrate with great plant-based dishes that provide a spectrum of nutrients and do not disappoint in the taste department. Incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables into the Thanksgiving menu can be a welcome departure from processed and unhealthy foods that seem abundant during the… Read more

Go Co-op: October is National Cooperative Month

Go Co-op: October is National Cooperative Month

What’s better than pumpkin spice lattes? A whole month devoted to exploring, joining, and celebrating cooperatives, that’s what. In a world where we’re surrounded on all sides by big business, and large corporations control huge swaths of industries and sectors, it can be empowering to join a cooperative, and to be a part of an… Read more

Countertop Growing Units Offer Promise Of Easy Indoor Gardening

Countertop Growing Units Offer Promise Of Easy Indoor Gardening

As interest in producing clean food at home continues to grow, a whole crop of indoor growing units are sprouting up to meet demand, such as this latest entry into the countertop growing scene, Fresh Square. For those who don’t have yard space for a garden, or access to a community garden, or even those… Read more

Turnip the beets, learn how to make kimchi

Turnip the beets, learn how to make kimchi

Even if you don’t carrot all about fermented veggies, Formidable Vegetable Sound System will rock your kitchen with their ‘glitch-permaculture-ukulele-wonk-swing.’ I first encountered this group back in 2011, through their song “No Such Thing As Waste,” and back in January, I shared the group’s ‘ecological electroswing’ celebration of soil here, titled “You Are What You… Read more