If you live within a few miles of your place of work, consider biking to work instead of driving. If work’s too far away, consider biking around your town to run errands, or just go out for a leisurely ride around your neighborhood. Why bike? Health Physical: According to a study published in the British … More Consider the Bike
Following up on my post from January 2nd, here’s an update on the proposed Regenerative Agriculture standards. To recap these new standards would not replace USDA Organic Standards, but rather build upon them in certain areas. The Regenerative Agriculture Foundation defines regenerative agriculture as “any system of agriculture that continuously improves the cycles on which it relies, … More Regenerative Agriculture Update
The run started at my hotel, which sits atop a hill overlooking the ocean. It was blustery, reminding me of Winnie the Pooh (as the word blustery always does). My amply layered body was warm enough not to immediately turn back, but not warm enough that I’d be peeling off layers later. I began to … More My Ten Mile Mendocino Morning
Looking for a simple and quick Valentine’s Day dessert to share with a loved one that’s sure to please? You’ve found one! The big batch I made is already dwindling. No time before Wednesday to cook? Take advantage of Valentine’s Day chocolate sales, and stock up on dark chocolate bars to make this recipe anytime. … More Two ingredient chocolate glazed almonds
Planting organic seeds is a requirement for organic farmers certified under the National Organic Program (the United States’ organic program). However it might come as a surprise to learn that if certain organic crop seeds are not available for a farmer to buy, they are allowed to plant non-organic seed. It’s important to note that … More Organic Seed Production
What is it? Regenerative agriculture is a new proposed agriculture standard from the Rodale Institute. Essentially it takes the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) and expands on it. This new standard includes areas that are unfortunately not a part of the NOP, such as “social fairness” (i.e. farmworker rights). A farmer that meets all program … More Regenerative Agriculture – a new farming standard?
Looking for a warm hearty soup? Well you’ve come to the right place. Once you’ve got your white beans and quinoa cooked, the recipe comes together very quickly. If pressed for time, you can use canned beans. I cooked up a big batch of beans, so I could have extra for making hummus. 🙂 White … More Hearty & Satisfying White Bean & Kale Soup
Nutritional Content: The nutritional value of fruits and vegetables has been decreasing over time. Generally speaking the vegetables of today, are not as healthy as those from a decade ago. Sugar content in plants is rising, and protein content is falling due to increased carbon dioxide levels, according to Dr. Irakli Loladze in Politico’s article … More Is organic food more nutritious?
If you’re eating a diet consisting of mostly fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes (beans & lentils), you’re off to a good start. That being said, depending on where your food comes from, you may be missing out on crucial nutrients. The health of your food (and ultimately you), begins in the soil in which … More Healthy soil, healthy plants, healthy you
Setting up a clotheslines in your backyard is a simple way to save some energy and money. Every time you do a load of laundry, you have an opportunity to let the power of the wind and sun dry your clothes. Take advantage of the last few weeks of nice weather this fall and get … More Save energy and money: clotheslines