The Hunt for Huckleberries (Plus, a New Recipe!)

August 24, 2018

Huckleberries are a true prize for fruit foragers. Describing them as “intense, juicy,  and addictive,” Sara Bir has the lowdown on where and how to harvest these little guys. And if you’re one of the lucky ones who brings home a bountiful harvest, Bir’s recipe for Buckwheat Huckleberry Buckle is a MUST make. Trust us.…

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Tutorial: How to Make Your Own Hatchet

August 23, 2018

When it comes to planning your next DIY project, it’s not likely that you think to yourself, “Gee, I think I’d like to make myself a hatchet today.” But, if you do, today’s your lucky day!  With some scrap steel, a hacksaw, a file, a drill, a bonfire, a bucket of water, and an oven…

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From the Group Up: A Call for Regenerative Agriculture

August 22, 2018

Farmland covers 38 percent of the Earth’s land area and is a major contributor to climate change. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Soil and plants have the capacity to store huge amounts of carbon in the ground, thus how we grow food can be one of the key solutions to our climate…

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Brewing from Scratch: Malt Your Own Grain at Home

August 21, 2018

Do you think making a 100%-from-scratch beer is near-to-impossible? We’re here to tell you, it’s not! With just a few ingredients and a little patience, you can malt your own grain at home and get started on a brewing a batch of beer completely from scratch! The following excerpt is from Brew Beer Like a…

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Mastering the Actions of Herbs

August 20, 2018

The first step to use medicinal herbs successfully is to understand the actions of each herb and how they work to treat an individual patient’s symptoms. Remember: It’s not a question of what herbs will treat a specific ailment but rather a question of how the actions of each herb will perform to treat the…

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A Grassroots Revolution for Pesticide-Free Communities

August 17, 2018

As the ‘poison cartel’ creeps relentlessly across food systems, there is overwhelming evidence that something must be done to stop them. The small town of Mals, Italy took a stand and started a revolution to stop the corruption and pave the way for a pesticide-free future.  The following excerpt is the foreword by Dr. Vandana…

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Gathering Honey from a Weed: The Life of Patience Gray

August 16, 2018

Iconoclastic food writer, forager, and force of nature Patience Gray always found the good in the simple.
 In Fasting and Feasting, Gray’s biographer Adam Federman discovers that her life was never simple. “Struck by Patience Gray’s mind, her vision and her prose, Federman went in search of her past. . . . He’s done the…

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A Quick Guide for Deciphering Coughs

August 15, 2018

Everyone gets a cough now and then, and we all have our ways to cope. Maybe you’ve been taking your mom’s homemade remedy for years or you’re quick to head to the pharmacy for some over-the-counter medicine. Unfortunately, the reality is, no matter what you choose it’s not a one-size-fits-all situation. The most important thing…

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RECIPE: Fermented Honeysuckle Cordial

August 14, 2018

Oh, honeysuckle how we love thee. Your sweet scent evokes memories of days gone by: afternoons spent lounging in the warmth of the spring sunshine, summer nights under the stars, the list goes on. If only there was a way to capture your essence so we can enjoy you more than just in passing… But…

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Radical Thinking for 21st-Century Economists

August 13, 2018

The economy is a complex, evolving system, and that’s an empowering thought: it means that every one of us can play a part in shaping its evolution. When it comes to understanding economics you may be familiar with classic texts like Adam Smith’s, but don’t view that as the be-all-end-all, lest you get stuck in…

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