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6 Unexpected Health Benefits of Gardening

6 Unexpected Health Benefits of Gardening

By Robin Jacobs, Posted September 19th, 2014

Sure, that succulent produce improves your diet by leaps and bounds… But your endless labor of love may also strengthen you in some surprising ways.

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How to Use Bats for Natural, Non-toxic Mosquito Control

How to Use Bats for Natural, Non-toxic Mosquito Control

By Eartheasy.com, Posted July 29th, 2014

With new mosquito-borne diseases in the US, these wild and mysterious allies provide safer solutions than poisonous sprays.

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Teaching My Child How to Garden: Summer Progress

Teaching My Child How to Garden: Summer Progress

By Robin Jacobs, Posted July 7th, 2014

Inch by inch, row by row… Can the quiet growth of plants hold a kid’s interest for the long weeks of watering, weeding, and waiting?

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7 Ways to Green Your Campsite

7 Ways to Green Your Campsite

By Eartheasy.com, Posted June 4th, 2014

To truly “get away from it all,” sometime less is more. A little planning helps us tread lightly on our precious wilderness areas.

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Teaching My Child How to Garden – Getting Started

Teaching My Child How to Garden – Getting Started

By Robin Jacobs, Eartheasy.com, Posted June 2nd, 2014

Everyday miracles happen when we invite playful work and wonder into the garden.

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Edible Perennials: Building Your Personal ‘Food Forest’

Edible Perennials: Building Your Personal ‘Food Forest’

By Eartheasy.com, Posted May 14th, 2014

Once established, perennial veggies and berries keep on giving year after year.

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How to Use Nettles with Your Springtime Cooking

How to Use Nettles with Your Springtime Cooking

By Eartheasy.com, Posted April 30th, 2014

Old timers call them Spring Tonic. Before the garden gets going, nettles are the perfect local green.

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No Impact Week, Day 4 – Wednesday: Food

No Impact Week, Day 4 – Wednesday: Food

By Aran Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted January 7th, 2011

Healthy eating can also lessen your foodprint…

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Homemade Prosperity – escaping the consumer trap

Homemade Prosperity – escaping the consumer trap

By Shannon Hayes, YES! Magazine, Posted December 22nd, 2010

Caught in the consumer trap? Radical Homemaker Shannon Hayes discovered that producing what she needs at home lets her live on a fraction of what she thought she needed.

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7 Principles of a Climate-Friendly Diet

7 Principles of a Climate-Friendly Diet

By Eartheasy, Posted September 19th, 2010

If we’re serious about the climate crisis, says Lappé, we have to talk about food.

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Good Food Nation – reversing the obesity epidemic with local foodsheds

Good Food Nation – reversing the obesity epidemic with local foodsheds

By Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office, Posted November 25th, 2009

MIT researchers think America’s obesity epidemic can be reversed via ‘foodsheds,’ in which healthier, more affordable food is produced and consumed regionally.

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Fair Food Farmstead – providing accessibility to locally grown food

Fair Food Farmstead – providing accessibility to locally grown food

By Eartheasy, Posted October 19th, 2009

Many consumers cite ‘distance’ and ‘inconvenient location’ as reasons to not shop at farmer’s markets. The Farmstand, located in Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal, is pioneering an innovative model for a community supported agricultural program.

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8 Ways to Join the Local Food Movement

8 Ways to Join the Local Food Movement

By Sarah VanGelder, Posted April 3rd, 2009

How to turn a lawn into lunch, swap preserves, glean, boost your food security and live the good life.

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The 100-mile diet

The 100-mile diet

By Jeff Nield, The Tyee, Posted January 28th, 2009

Your body will thank you, because local also means nutritious.

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10 reasons to buy food locally

10 reasons to buy food locally

By Greenrightnow.com, Posted January 27th, 2009

Brenton Johnson, an organic farmer and owner of Johnson’s Backyard Garden, came up with this list of top 10 reasons to buy local food, based on his philosophy to live in harmony with the land.

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