Healthy Planet

Inforgraphic: How Big A Backyard Do You Need To Live Off The Land?

A great infograph on how much land you would need to be self-sufficient. From One Block Off the Grid

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Slow Food USA $5 Challenge

The Slow Food USA $5 dinner challenge involved finding the real meaning in a “value meal”-a homemade meal shared with loved ones, made with fresh ingredients because “slow food shouldn’t cost more than fast food”.  The challenge: host a dinner party based around  locally sourced ingredients that support the slow food vision that cost less &hellip Continue reading »

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SNAP Cards Click at Roanoke Farmers Market

My mom loves to send me clipped articles from my hometown paper-the Roanoke Times. Not that anyone would ever need a reason to be proud to be from the ‘Noke, but I was when I read the title “SNAP cards click at farmers markets”. Through an “innovative system of tokens”, low income customers are able &hellip Continue reading »

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Growing an herbal tea garden-Organic Growers School 2011

The Organic Growers School conference in Asheville this past weekend offered a wealth of educational classes on sustainable landscaping, permaculture, homesteading, herbs and cooking. The session I attended on growing an herbal tea garden was infused with information delivered by herb expert Juliet Blankespoor of the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine. She discussed the potential &hellip Continue reading »

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The importance of clean water & how to get it

Water is the most important resource on this planet. As water makes up 60% of an adult’s total body weight, as well as 70% of the human brain; regular intake of water is needed to balance the loss of water from the body in the form of urine and sweat. We need to drink our &hellip Continue reading »

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Benefits of Juicing

To prevent disease, the surest path begins with a diet rich in plant foods. A diet based on living foods heals the body on a cellular level. The easiest way to do this is to drink fresh juice daily. Fresh juice is “live food” with its full complement of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, enzymes that revitalize &hellip Continue reading »

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