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Is Food Packaging Safe?

Is Food Packaging Safe?

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted September 27th, 2016

Healthy food choices can involve more than the food itself. Is food packaging adding unwanted chemicals to our diet?

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How to Pack a No-Waste School Lunch

How to Pack a No-Waste School Lunch

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted September 8th, 2016

The average American student throws 67 pounds of lunch waste in the trash each year.

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When Hens Go Broody

When Hens Go Broody

By Shannon Cowan, Posted August 2nd, 2016

How to Care for Your Naturally Expanding Flock

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What to Do With All Those Tomatoes!

What to Do With All Those Tomatoes!

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted July 21st, 2016

We can only eat so many fresh summer tomatoes, but can’t bear to waste the surplus. What to do?

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Is Artificial Turf Safe for Athletes?

Is Artificial Turf Safe for Athletes?

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted July 5th, 2016

Artificial turf has a lot of advantages — but do the benefits outweigh the health risks?

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Grow Your Own Medicine

Grow Your Own Medicine

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted June 28th, 2016

Interested in experimenting with some herbal remedies? Here are twelve you might want to get to know.

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Elimination Communication – Does Your Baby Need Diapers?

Elimination Communication – Does Your Baby Need Diapers?

By Shannon Cowan, Posted June 21st, 2016

Much of the world’s population avoids diapering using a system of cues and observation.

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Do Your Backyard Chickens Need a Rooster?

Do Your Backyard Chickens Need a Rooster?

By Shannon Cowan, Posted June 14th, 2016

The pros and cons of adding this feathered friend to your flock…

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The Health Benefits of Getting Dirty

The Health Benefits of Getting Dirty

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted May 31st, 2016

Some of the most powerful health benefits of gardening may come from our contact with the soil itself.

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Four Condiments to Grow and Prepare at Home

Four Condiments to Grow and Prepare at Home

By Shannon Cowan, Posted May 30th, 2016

Add a new dimension to your home-cooked meals by growing your own condiments.

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Housing Your Backyard Chickens

Housing Your Backyard Chickens

By Shannon Cowan, Posted May 24th, 2016

The key to a happy, healthy chicken flock is a secure home.

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Grow Your Own Herbal Teas!

Grow Your Own Herbal Teas!

By Shannon Cowan, Posted May 17th, 2016

Ten easy-to-grow herbs for your herbal tea garden…

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Ten Culinary Herbs to Grow and Dry This Summer

Ten Culinary Herbs to Grow and Dry This Summer

By Shannon Cowan, Posted April 28th, 2016

Want to save money and increase the quality of your meals? Start with herbs…

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Organic Meat and Milk Contain More Omega-3s

Organic Meat and Milk Contain More Omega-3s

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted March 29th, 2016

Researchers found that organic milk and meat contained over 50% more omega-3s than their conventional counterparts.

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Raising a Backyard Chicken Flock from Starter Chicks

Raising a Backyard Chicken Flock from Starter Chicks

By Shannon Cowan, Posted March 24th, 2016

Chickens are among the easiest farm animals to raise.

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Can Vegan Cheese Help Shrink Your Foodprint?

Can Vegan Cheese Help Shrink Your Foodprint?

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted February 23rd, 2016

Recent innovations in non-dairy cheese may help trim the emissions of your cheese habit.

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In Defense of Wheat

In Defense of Wheat

By Robin Jacobs, Posted February 18th, 2016

Is gluten the enemy, or has wheat flour long been mishandled and misunderstood? Stephen Jones is trying to bring back “real” bread, grain by grain.

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Zika Virus ‘Spreading Explosively,’ What You Need to Know

Zika Virus ‘Spreading Explosively,’ What You Need to Know

By Eartheasy.com, Posted February 4th, 2016

What does the Zika outbreak mean for people in the United States?

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Should We Be Eating Insects?

Should We Be Eating Insects?

By Shannon Cowan, Posted January 28th, 2016

More than 80% of the world’s population currently consumes over 1,000 species of insects as part of their regular diet.

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The World Needs More Vegetarians. Is Fake Meat the Answer?

The World Needs More Vegetarians. Is Fake Meat the Answer?

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted October 13th, 2015

A new crop of vegetable-based meat replacements is helping people eat less meat.

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