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Giving Away The Farm

You might think H.R. 1599 (DARK Act) is too outrageous to be taken seriously by any Congress member who believes in Democracy. But you’d be wrong.

Five Organic Farmers Need Your Help

Whole Foods has created their own Responsibly Grown rating system (Good, Better and Best) — often labeling conventional produce, with known agrochemical residues, as “Best” while labeling certified organic fruits and vegetables as only “Good” or, even worse, “Unrated.”

International Recipes From Your Summer Garden

Menu planning is easier when you learn about international foods and the ingredients and seasonings used in different regions.

A Closer Look At Animal‐Based Foods

You don’t need to be a sensitive animal lover to be moved by the gruesome violence inflicted on animals by typical farming operations. Even Julia Child, a staunch classical French chef, was moved to renounce veal...

EarthTalk: The Skinny on Dietary Fat

Going “fat-free” might seem like an effective, safe way to lose weight when considering that fat contains nine calories per gram, compared to four calories per gram in carbohydrates and proteins.

Deliciously Peaceful Recipes

Winter is the time for restoration of body, mind and spirit. Try this day’s worth of easy, unhurried recipes including fragrant herbs that help soothe an over-stressed mind and body.

Veganish: How Plant-Based Foods Can Work for Everyone

A reluctant, yet grateful omnivore speaks about humbly using animal products to heal her family in her new vegan cooking guide Veganish: The Omnivore’s Guide to Plant-Based Cooking.

The Fire Cider Trademark Debate

The owners of Shire City Herbals and Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center debate the trademark restriction of Fire Cider.

Book Review | The Cow in Patrick O'Shanahan's Kitchen

What if making your favorite French toast required you to have a dairy cow roaming through your kitchen, a squawking egg-laying chicken roosting in your refrigerator and a full grown maple tree inside your house?

Book Review | The Nourished Kitchen: Farm-To-Table Recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle

Which sounds healthier and more enjoyable: a meal of restricted carbohydrates and fats, or a meal made from fresh seasonal ingredients harvested locally?

Cooking with Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has hit the big time as a popular food item.

Food: The Weak Link Test Article

We are entering a new era of rising food prices and spreading hunger. On the demand side of the food equation, population growth, rising affluence, and the conversion of food into fuel for cars are combining to raise consumption by record amounts. On the supply side, extreme soil erosion, growing water shortages, and the earth’s rising temperature are making it more difficult to expand production.

Book Review: The Blender Girl: 100 Gluten-Free and Vegan Recipes

The plant based blender-inspired recipes for meals, snacks and desserts are tasty, gluten-free and vegan....

Love Chocolate, Love Self

It’s my belief that in order to have a healthy relationship with anything or anyone, including food, we have to be very honest, open, aware and present with what is real and alive in ourselves...

Let Food Heal Your Body — An interview with Dr. Brian Clement

For close to four decades, Brian Clement, Ph.D, NMD, LN, has stood at the forefront of the progressive health movement through his pioneering research on disease recovery...

New Opportunities for Urban Gardeners

Interest in urban agriculture is growing locally as well as nationally — a trend that is truly a cause for celebration...

Food: The Weak Link

The world is in transition from an era of food abundance to one of scarcity. Over the last decade, world grain reserves have fallen by one third. World food prices have more than doubled...

Urban Farm School Visionary Food Growers

The Urban Farm School in Asheville, NC, is a 28-week immersion program that trains people of all backgrounds to grow their food through hands-on learning...

Save Our Seeds

The world has lost 75% of the genetic diversity in food crops in a mere century. As crop diversity diminishes, food crops go extinct and plants lose the ability to adapt to climate change, pests and disease...

Book Review — The Truth About Food: the Good, the Bad and the Downright Dangerous

Warning: trying to eat healthfully may cause serious food confusion...

Musings: Beyond Food

The truth is no one could keep up with all the current nutrition advice because there are too many conflicting choices. Even holistic experts cannot agree on a healthy diet...

Backyard Wild Spring Greens

For many of us in New England, when we think of spring we get excited to see seed catalogs and start planning our spring gardens in February...

Healing With Fresh Foods This Winter

Here’s an invitation to add more green smoothies, juices and whole fresh foods into your winter diet. Start slowly and add more to your diet/lifestyle as you go. This has a very positive effect on your body...

Microgreen Garden: Indoor Grower's Guide to Gourmet Greens

Microgreen growing expert Mark Braunstein comes to the rescue of all want-to-be indoor year-round homegrowers of young vegetable seedlings, herbs, beans and grains...

Storing Locally Grown Food For the Winter

Put your abundance of garden tomatoes, herbs, kale and zucchini to good use by processing them now for winter eating...

Welcoming Pleasure Back to the Table

When you’re turned on by your food, you turn on your metabolism and a whole lot more...

Amazing Wrap Sandwiches Are Portable, Delicious Nutrition — Day or Night

Food has a special power to bring people together and to make them feel healthy and vibrant...

The Longevity Kitchen: Satisfying, Big-Flavor Recipes with Age-Busting Power Foods

Rebecca Katz's recipes use bright delicious life-enhancing foods exploding with nutrients to create what she calls the The Science of Yum...

Fermentation Magic: A Model for Health and Transformation

I originally started fermenting foods when I was in college. I had always enjoyed cooking...

Cultivating a Better Food System in 2013


As we start 2013, many people will be thinking about plans and promises to improve their diet and health. But we think a broader collection of farmers, policy-makers, and eaters need new, bigger resolutions for fixing the food system...
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Daily Astrology

December 14, 2018

The waxing Pisces Moon makes a late morning conjunction with mystery planet Neptune. The duo can have a variety of interesting effects. Daydreaming has its allures. Creative inclinations may also be strong, especially with Mars nearby in the sign of the…
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Join us the second Tuesday evening of the month for a Reiki Share in the Usui Reiki system of natural healing. We are a gathering of Reiki practitioners who share experiences, practice...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northeast Reiki Center
61 Nicholas Road, Suite B2
Framingham, MA  01701
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Sponsor: Northeast Reiki Center
Telephone: 508-808-5696
Contact Name: Lou Orsan
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The class is a combination of qi gong, yoga, meditation, and relaxation followed by a cup of healing tea. The class, developed by Korean enlightened master Ilchi Lee, is based on Sundo, a...

Cost: $10

Where:
Divine Paradigm
58b Macy St
Amesbury, MA  01913
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Contact Name: Brad Fanger

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Please join us at our monthly meetings, second Wednesday each month September - June in Westboro, MA. A welcoming community working for the greater health and wellbeing of all. Contact...

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman St
#108B
Westborough, MA
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Journaling can be a part of your inner work and is, in fact, on the tree of contemplative practices.  Whether you are a meditator or keep a journal or neither of the above, all are welcome to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Waltham Public Library
735 Main Street
Waltham, MA  02451
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Sponsor: Louise Goldstein
Telephone: 617-710-6145
Contact Name: Waltham Public Library
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Sponsored by the Canton Spiritualist Church. Held at the Blue Hills, Canton, MA. Psychics, mediums, readings for a fee. Free healings.

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Blue Hills
Canton, MA


Sponsor: Canton Spiritualist Church
Telephone: (617) 469-2568

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Discover the power of body tapping and nature based solutions that will help you: More effectively manage and ease chronic pain issues. Clear stuck energy with body tapping. Learn the basic...

Cost: $49

Where:
Clearpoint Center
259 East Street
Stafford Springs, CT  06076
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Sponsor: Clearpoint Center
Telephone: 860-684-3994
Contact Name: Steve Munn
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With Susie Masters We warmly invite you to join us for The Winter Solstice Workshop. Celebrate the shortest day while giving yourself the space to feel and experience the now. During this...

Cost: $45

Where:
State of Grace Yoga and Wellness Center
104 East. Hartford Ave.
Uxbridge, MA  01569
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Telephone: 508-278-2818
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All are invited to a special barefoot, free style dance and live music event on December 15th from 7:30pm–10pm in Greenfield, Massachusetts. We will be having a special freestyle, barefoot...

Cost: $5-$10

Where:
The Episcopal Church of St. James & Andrew
71 Federal St.
Greenfield, MA  01301
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Sponsor: Dance Spree
Telephone: (413)658-7011 (no texting please)
Contact Name: Jasper Lapienski
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Tired of missing opportunities that could further your life, your education, even your work? Tired of missing threats that continue to hold back your life, your education, even your work? Sit down...

Cost: $40

Where:
Caffe Nero
368 Congress St
Boston, MA  02210
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Contact Name: Soni
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