Deep under their blanket of leaves and wood chips, the tiniest members of my community lie fast asleep. Their hard work is done for the season, and they are taking a well-deserved...
January 30, 2012 by Connie Kuramoto Under compost, connie, food, gaia, gardening, kuramoto, master gardener, microbes, mulch, organic, soil Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off
This article is inspired from speaking to a high school class recently about the impact of our food choices. Seeing more of any of the following three people is well worth a visit...
January 21, 2012 by Tsiporah Grignon Under activisits, agriculture, Cesar Chavez, farming, food, Joel Salatin, seed saving, tsiporah, Vandana Shiva, worker rights Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off
I am certain that fresh, whole foods are essential for health. You literally are what you eat. Processed foods have a surplus of calories but are deplete in nutrition — the result...
January 11, 2012 by Chris Semrick Under chris semrick, food, leftovers, local, soup Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off
It is a myth that eating healthy costs more money. A healthy, whole food diet is surprisingly inexpensive. Potatoes are cheaper than fries, whole chicken costs less than strips, and...
November 24, 2011 by Chris Semrick Under chris semrick, community, economy, food, HEALTH, local, value Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off
Being alive during a time of overwhelming planetary crises can sometimes mean waking up with existential angst. At these times, I always come back to how I can be most useful in the...
November 8, 2011 by Tsiporah Grignon Under eating, food, mindfulness, slow food, tsiporah Posted in HEALTH & WELLNESS, MINDFUL LIVING | 1 Comment »
We are heading into harvest time. Here a few things from the Farmers’ Market my family stores for winter and how we use them.
Potatoes – Last winter, I buried russet potatoes...
September 25, 2011 by Chris Semrick Under chris, food, instruction, preserving, pressure canning, semrick, vegetables, water bath Posted in FEATURE | Comments Off
Heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes—researchers have determined these devastating illnesses have something in common. What is it? They all appear to be linked to “sustained...
September 21, 2011 by Joe Smulevitz Under chronic, food, inflammation, nutrition Posted in HEALTH & WELLNESS | Comments Off
According to the World Health Organization, one-third of the world is well-fed, one-third is under-fed, and the final third is starving… experiencing gnawing, daily hunger.
September 16, 2011 by Tsiporah Grignon Under diet, food, hungry, shadow, tsiporah, waste, well-fed Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | 2 Comments »
For the last several years, we have been working to localize our food. One aspect is that we began milling our own wheat last fall, after discovering Sloping Hill Farm in Qualicum Beach...
July 18, 2011 by Chris Semrick Under baking, bread, chris semrick, food, local, recipe Posted in HEALTH & WELLNESS | 3 Comments »
Food information is everywhere now. It beckons to us from magazines (thanks Synergy) and television shows and commercials. Documentary movies teach about farming practices and corrupt...
July 17, 2011 by Tsiporah Grignon Under food, HEALTH, learning Posted in HEALTH & WELLNESS | Comments Off
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