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How Plant-Based Diets Can Heal Our Bodies And The Planet

Whether they are adopting the diet for health reasons, for the animals or for the environment, there are many benefits to adopting a plant-based diet — including the opportunity to heal our bodies and the planet.

Senate’s Farm Bill Moves Forward—But What Is It, Anyway?

From food assistance for the poor to subsidies for a corporate food system, the nation’s next farm bill is taking shape.

A Healthy Diet Isn’t Always Possible For Low-Income Americans, Even When They Get SNAP Benefits

While researching how hard it is for low-income Americans to eat healthy on tight budgets, I’ve often found a mismatch between what people want to eat and the diet they can afford to follow.

Incredible Edible Todmorden Gives Free Access To Locally Grown Food To Everyone

Back in 2007, a woman in a small town called Todmorden, in the northern part of England, dug up her prized rose garden. She planted vegetables, knocked down the garden wall, and put up a sign saying, “Help Yourself.”

Supporting Organic Agriculture “Is Truly Putting America First”

Kate Mendenhall is the Director of the Organic Farmers Association (OFA), an organization sponsored by the Rodale Institute to build and support an organic farmer movement and national policy platform in the United States.

These 3 Grassroots Movements Are Bringing People Together Through Food

Food not only forms an integral part of human activity, but also of the economy. What is the role of cities and citizens in creating a resilient food system?

Zero-Calorie Sweeteners Also Lead To Diabetes And Obesity

Increased awareness of the health consequences of eating too much sugar has fueled a dramatic uptick in the consumption of zero-calorie artificial sweeteners in recent decades.

20 Good Food Reads For Spring

Food Tank has collected 20 of the best new books in food and agriculture to celebrate spring.

How Climate Change Is Impacting Vermont’s Maple Sugar Industry

With production values totaling US$59.7 million in 2016, maple is big business in the state of Vermont.

Can Food-Focused Medicine Cure Food-Related Disease?

So-called “modern” food, produced through industrialized, chemical-intensive farming practices, is causing a host of chronic, hard-to-diagnose and hard-to-treat health problems in children and adults, say Michelle Perro, MD and Vincanne Adams, PhD, authors of What’s Making Our Children Sick?

How This CSA Started By A Chemistry Teacher May Be The Future Of Local Agriculture

Quietly nestled on the side of a hill in the rural town of Caroline, New York, just a short drive from Ithaca, Nook and Cranny Farm is well-suited to its name.

Food And Agriculture: The Cause Of And Solution For Climate Change

The goal of the Climate Collaborative is to bring together the natural products industry—from manufacturers to suppliers, distributors, brokers, and retailers—to inspire and facilitate action on climate change.

Navigating Sustainable Seafood For Taste And Health — It’s Complicated

Featured prominently in the Mediterranean eating pattern (the diet with the greatest scientific research support), enjoying seafood should be a no-brainer.

The Restaurant Where Grandmas Cook To Share Their Cultures

A New York City restaurant does more than serve home cooking from around the world. It prepares each dish with the love that only a grandmother can provide.

What’s Inside Your Coffee Is Likely A Bit Grosser Than You Want To Know

After a year of daily coffee drinking, you've probably consumed more than 130,000 insect fragments.

22 Great Reads To Stay Warm With This Winter

Whether you’re looking for inspiration in the kitchen or beginning your journey as a food activist, there are plenty of great books to choose from to help feed your imagination.

3 Reasons Why A Meat Tax Is A Good Idea

Like cigarettes, alcohol and gasoline, meat should be federally taxed to help pay for its health and environmental costs.

Kimbal Musk’s Vision To Build Healthy, Vibrant Communities Across America

Kimbal Musk’s nonprofit organization, The Kitchen Community (TKC), is expanding into a new, national nonprofit called Big Green, to build hundreds of outdoor Learning Garden classrooms across America.

Why Farmers Are Using Glyphosate To Kill Their Crops — And What It Might Mean For You

A common herbicide is ending up in our food, thanks to the growing practice of using it to dry crops in preparation for harvest.

Resolve To Become A Food Waste Warrior In 2018

How about a food resolution that will protect the planet and your wallet? Why not put your food waste on a diet?

Authentic Organic: Always The Best Choice

Choosing organically produced foods has always been, and continues to be, the best choice in nurturing the health of individuals, our communities, and the planet.

Slower-Growing Chickens For Better Health

Will the USDA heed the call for more stringent regulations?

The Tea Industry: A Model For A Sustainable Future

First discovered 5,000 years ago in China, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world, besides water, and more than half of Americans drink tea on a daily basis.

Community Food Sharing: The Ultimate Guide To Hosting ‘Stone Soup’ Event

The story goes like this: A group of weary, hungry travelers come to a village and ask for some food. They are turned away, so they declare that they’re going to make a “stone soup” and place a pot in the middle of the village with some water in it and a stone.

8 Safe And Easy Ways To Replace Eggs When You’re Intolerant

While it may be hard to believe, there is a way to enjoy “eggs,” and recipes that call for them, with some genius stand-in egg replacements.

Study Proves Sugar Is Responsible For Remarkable Rate Of Disease

From a nutritional standpoint, your body does not need refined sugar. If you never ate another morsel of candy, sugar or starch again, you would live quite comfortably and likely in far better health.

The Hopeful Work Of Turning Appalachia’s Mountaintop Coal Mines Into Farms

In the post-coal economy, life-skills training helps employ people and restore the savaged land.

How Marine Algae Could Help Feed The World

A newly published study explains how marine microalgae could be a sustainable solution for solving global macro-hunger.

Dr. Bronner’s Makes Soap, But It’s Changing How We Eat

If you ever took the time to read the fine print on a bottle of Dr. Bronner’s iconic 18-in-1 Hemp Peppermint Pure-Castile Soap, you probably barely noticed the one reference to what people put in—not on—their bodies.

Hurricane Maria Has Devastated Puerto Rico’s Farmland

In the wake of the damage caused by Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s food supply and agricultural industry are in a state of crisis. Maria has stripped Puerto Rico of most of its farmland—approximately 13,000 farms—which accounts for roughly a quarter of the island’s total land.
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June 24, 2018

Attending Sunday services, a family get together or meet up with like-minded friends can brighten the morning hours. Taking a drive is another good option. By late morning the waxing Scorpio Moon is void of course. Life slows, which is just fine for…
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June 2018

The largest event of its kind in Western Mass. Bringing together practitioners, providers, merchandisers, all metaphysical, spiritual, holistic and new age offerings. Readers, healing modalities,...

Cost: $5

Where:
Storrowton Carriage House and grounds
1305 Memorial Dr.
West Springfield, MA  01089
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Telephone: 413-732-9700
Contact Name: Dianna Robinson

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Do you desire more connection and intimacy? This experiential workshop is the missing link to consensual dating and conscious relationships. Whether you are single or come with your partner, you...

Cost: $147/person

Where:
Watertown Center for Healing Arts
22 Mount Auburn Street
Watertown, MA  02472
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Sponsor: Conscious Intimacy
Contact Name: Brynn Bishop
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Strawberry Moon - Healing herbs for women's health Part II Herbs for common imbalances. Please email rjrcnm@gmail.com if interested. Attendees will receive address upon enrollment. ...

Cost: Drop in Fee $10 includes all materials and handouts.

Where:
Jefferson, MA


Sponsor: Hillside Herbals
Telephone: 508-847-8615
Contact Name: Rachel Ross
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What better way to end a busy day than with a little bliss. We'll support your body right where it is today and help you to open your spine to find more movement and flexibility. Begin and end...

Cost: $18

Where:
Body Love Wellness Center
484 Bedford St
East Bridgewater, MA  02333
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Sponsor: Bliss Through Yoga
Telephone: 508-331-3564
Contact Name: Janice
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June 28 - July 1, 2018 Flying Phoenix Qigong II is an intensive workshop-retreat that teaches Flying Phoenix Heavenly Healing Chi (Fei Feng San Gung), a rare and...

Cost: Please see our website

Where:
Eastover Estate & Retreat Center
430 East St.
Lenox, MA  01240
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Telephone: 866-264-5139
Contact Name: Yingxing Wang
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Material medica, proper usage and preparation for medicinal purposes. An exploration of pain pathways and how to interrupt them.

Where:
Boston School of Herbal Studies
Arlington, MA


Telephone: 781-646-6319
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June 30 - July 5, 2018 Plant Spirit Medicine as Spiritual Exploration and Discovery This course is for those who wish to explore the natural world and discover themselves. You may be a...

Where:
Margaretville, NY


Telephone: 845-586-3225
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