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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...

Ancient Grains and Verdant Sprouts

Trying adding sprouts to your healthy spring menu. You can grow them right on your own kitchen counter!

The Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free Kitchen: 150 Delicious Dishes for Every Meal, Every Day

Hooray! People with food sensitivities and health issues are really and truly being recognized by the food industry...

Being Warm, Staying Well

Enjoy New England’s coldest, darkest season with hot drinks and hearty soup…

Banish Holiday Weight Gain

Enjoy all the season’s social gatherings, delicious food, treats and beverages with these weight loss success tips.

Versatile Meal Ideas For Fall Veggies

For many people fall is the best time to live in New England. With much of the summer produce still available...

Throw a Dog a (Raw) Bone...And Maybe a Carrot Too!

I would be remiss in my column this issue focusing on animal welfare not to mention the importance of what we feed our companion animals.

Healthy Summer Fast Food

The New England growing season really kicks into high gear by mid-summer and it's a wonderful time to stop by a farmer's market and see what is available.

Wholesale Approval of Genetically Engineered Foods

Over the 2011 holidays, the United States Department of Agriculture announced its approval of a novel strain of genetically engineered corn, developed by Monsanto, purportedly being "drought tolerant."

Healthy Cooking Timesavers

If you've been struggling with a hectic schedule and find yourself reaching for takeout menus more often than you'd like, try some of these quick and easy meal prep ideas that have worked for me.

Do-It-Yourself Food Safety: An Interview with NOFA's Julie Rawson

Julie Rawson is the executive director of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Mass Chapter, a position you might say she has held since the day she walked in the door in 1984.

Healthy and Delicious Ways to Calm a Craving

Let's face it, there are times when we all need to satisfy a craving or two, especially during holiday season, family celebrations or the end of a stressful day at work.

A New Twist on Favorite Vegetables

The importance of including more vegetables in our diet is a staple message of both alternative health and mainstream medicine resources.

Healthy Cooking: Keen for Quinoa

Add quinoa to your summer meals for tasty, healthy eating that’s quick and easy to prepare.

Beverage Blends For Natural Refreshment And Pleasure

Capture the perfect summer mood  with a cup of freshly picked herbs for brewing.

Whole Foods Healthy Cooking Styles

Experiment with new cooking styles, then add nourishing seasonal ingredients.

Baking with Agave Nectar

How does a self-proclaimed desert lover diagnosed with hypoglycemia deal with cravings for chocolate peanut butter mousse-filled cupcakes, chunky cherry almond chip cookies or cinnamon sticky buns?

Whole Foods Healthy Cooking

Have you ever had one of those weeks when everything and everyone in your household seemed to be operating on overdrive? Maybe you’ve even had a few of those weeks back to back like I’ve recently experienced.
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Daily Astrology

May 27, 2019

Sentimental favorites are a big attraction this Memorial Day. The Moon is in the emotionally charged sign of Pisces. Moods are apt to change from moment to moment. Psychic sensitivities are also activated. A lunar nod to Venus graces the early hours…
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May 2019

Sunday afternoon: 3–4:30pm at Hillside Herbals Healing herbs for women's health part I: tonic herbs for hormonal balance—normal cycling and aging. Rachel has created a 10...

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

Where:
Hillside Herbals
Jefferson, MA


Sponsor: Hillside Herbals
Telephone: 508-847-8615
Contact Name: Rachel Ross
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Sunday Reiki treatments with Reiki master and practitioner Linda Simons in Brookline, MA. Start your week off on a more balanced note with a Reiki treatment on a Sunday afternoon. Please join me...

Cost: Sliding Scale $25-45

Where:
233 Harvard Street
Suite 36
Brookline, MA  02446
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Telephone: 617-304-2205
Contact Name: Linda Simons
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This is a light fun evening to help get you going into the summer season. This evening we will be discussing and working with Geraniums and Pelargoniums. We will be discussing the plants, their...

Cost: $ 20 includes material, pre-reg required

Where:
Brookside Farms
8 Mammoth Rd
Sute #A
Pelham, NH  03076
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey Smith
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Instructor: Pam Driscoll Wednesdays, April 17, May 8, 22, June 5, 19, 6:30pm–7:30pm Join us for the Mid-Week Meditation Sampler at Creative Spirit…an opportunity to pause,...

Cost: $20 per class

Where:
Creative Spirit
80 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA  01945
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Sponsor: Creative Spirit
Telephone: 781-797-0389
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Be An “Eat to Thrive” Graduate This Summer. Come to an introductory class for the summer session from June 6–August 15 in Point of Pines, Revere, MA. Congratulations to the...

Cost: Free—all are welcome!

Where:
Point of Pines
Revere, MA


Sponsor: Eat to Thrive
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Activists and artists will create inspiring chalk imagery encouraging kindness to animals On May 31, people around the world will gather to create colorful chalk imagery promoting compassion for...

Cost: Free

Where:
Worcester City Common
Worcester, MA  01604


Telephone: 617-5430189
Contact Name: Melissa Scher
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Experience the process to a past life. Learn why it is beneficial and potentially: Clear emotional trauma and physical issues Calm feelings of stress and/or sadness Get insight into...

Cost: $50

Where:
Voice of Clay
16 Meetinghouse Hill Rd
Brookline , NH  03033
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Sponsor: Voice of Clay
Telephone: 603-672-2626
Contact Name: Wendy
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You do not need any musical background but please be sure to register early! Class is limited to 16 students. 6-hole flutes in G are provided for use during class. You are welcome to bring...

Cost: $35

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street, Suite 1-A
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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Learn an intro to the magick and science of dowsing. Tools, techniques for information, clearing, balancing, healing, and more. Bob will introduce you to dowsing and basic radiesthesia,...

Cost: Class is $45

Where:
The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles Rd
Suite #A
Salem, NH  03079
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey Smith
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In celebration of ushering in the Strawberry Moon Cycle and we will be doing a new moon planting. This is a great opportunity to literally sow the seeds for some of our other upcoming workshops...

Cost: Pre-reg $35, $40 at the door, materials included

Where:
The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles Rd
Sute #A
Salem, NH  03079
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey Smith
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June 1–2 Join other like-minded seekers as we take a journey through the concepts of the new Earth paradigm, higher self and soul sovereignty, ascension mechanics, and spiritual alchemy.

Where:
Chester, VT


Telephone: (617) 366-6042
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Using Lessons from Music to Harmonize Your Life You know how you want to show up in the world—expressing yourself through your essence, centered in your heart, effective in your life and...

Cost: $90 prepaid by May 30th, $100 at the door

Where:
Center at Westwoods
590 Gay Street
Westwoods, MA
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Telephone: 617-784-4426
Contact Name: Janet Kessenich
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May 4–June 8, 2019 Saturdays 10am–11:30am Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) is a healing martial art using breath and movement. It is just one way to stay young and healthy. It...

Cost: $120

Where:
Metta Wellness
679 Pleasant Street
Paxton, MA  01612
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Sponsor: Metta Wellness
Telephone: 774-245-5487
Contact Name: Rick Rocha
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