December 8, 2019

Over the next few weeks we will be targeted with pop-up ads from websites we’ve visited, relentless email campaigns, subliminal music and flashing lights.

Not long ago retail stores were all closed on Thanksgiving, and we couldn’t imagine that would ever change. Familie...

November 26, 2019

The organic industry is booming, and that’s good news. Global organic sales have grown from $18 billion in 2000 to $105 billion in 2018 (The Organic and Non-GMO Report). At the same time, consumers need to educate themselves to make informed buying decisions. 

Photo Aja...

November 15, 2019

Each New Year’s ritual of resolutions, online self-help, and Twitter voices confirm that it’s difficult to change behavior, even when this means simply changing-up our daily routines for healthier habits and doing the best for the planet.

One small shift in habit or rou...

November 8, 2019

How many times have you smelled a chemical odor coming in through the windows, or you’re working outside in the yard and see a chemical company truck pull into a neighbor’s driveway?

Michigan residents who qualify can sign up for the Pesticide Notification Registry each...

October 31, 2019

While most of the news on food and climate change is focused on decreasing yields, research shows a link between rising carbon dioxide and decreasing nutrients. A nutrient-dense diet is necessary for optimum health—to sustain energy, strength, and a strong immune syste...

October 11, 2019

We won’t have healthy food without growing plants in healthy soil. Each growing season depletes the soil so restoring soil health must be a continuous work in process.


The nutrient density of America’s food is being compromised by both climate change and the loss of he...

September 26, 2019

Solitude from the chaos of the world. It’s remarkable what a short trip to Lake Michigan can do for both physical and mental health. The early Fall temperature is near-perfect with Mediterranean-blue water and an invigorating breeze off the lake. Clearly, these are the...

August 29, 2019

The urban farming movement is exploding with inspiration. No matter how small your space, if you have a small yard, courtyard, apartment balcony or patio you can grow a diverse mix of lettuce and greens, herbs, and tomatoes through most of the summer and even into earl...

August 11, 2019

The barred owl called through the white pines, resonating, waiting for perfect silence and purity of the darkness and I wondered, does he wait every night for this moment when the world is silent and only those awoke will hear his voice.

And I thought of the millennia g...

Anyone concerned about food safety will gain invaluable perspective of the ubiquitous use of Roundup and its impact on our food, public health, and environment in Whitewash—The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science. Author Carey Gillam (Twitter...

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