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Can you relate to this? I’ve been there too. Life can be exhausting…but it doesn’t have to be!  Join 15 experts, including me, for a FREE online event that will help take you from fatigued to FABULOUS.  May 6th-10th. Space is limited so sign up now! I’m sharing practical green living tips AND I have […]


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Today is Earth Day! And, clearly our planet needs a lot of care and a big change from the way we humans are living on it. Given that food is our medicine, and we are what we eat, it makes sense to be more conscious of our food choices, particularly how they are grown. Here’s […]

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The Disease of Denial in Our Politicians

by Amy on April 17, 2013

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Washington state Republican House Representative, Ed Orcutt, believes that there should be a “Bicycle Pollution” tax. No, this is not a post from The Onion, though it should be. Mr. Orcutt is concerned about the increased Co2 that he believes is coming from bicylists when their respiration increases from biking. I kid you not. He […]


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Thinking labeling foods with GMO’s will cost more? Nope. Monsanto hype. Read on: Actually, would we really care if GMO food was more expensive as a result of having to be labeled? I don’t think so. “Monsanto would have you believe that verifying and labeling for non-GMO ingredients is a costly and burdensome affair, […]


Cheap Homemade Facial Exfoliator

by Amy on March 27, 2013

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This just in…want a cheap easy way to exfoliate your facial skin? Try a paste of baking soda and water, massaged gently into your skin 3-4 times per week.  Your face will shine. Exfoliating clears away dirt and dead skin cells, and stimulates new cell growth. I must try it. You?


Post image for Concord Massachusetts- First US City To Ban Single Use Plastic Water Bottles

Yay Concord!! Local activists worked for 3 years to make this happen. A determined 82 year old woman, Mrs. Hill, led the charge. She said, “I’m going to work until I drop on this… “If you believe in something, you have to persist and you have to have a thick skin.” Apparently only 23% of […]


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Hard to believe gardening season is right around the corner? Me too. Despite the snow I’m seeing outside my window here in VT, I know that Spring should be arriving some time soon. Can’t wait to start working the soil. This season I’m creating a meditative labyrinth garden for visitors to Hartshorn Organic Farm where […]


So Many Weeds, So Little Thyme

by Amy on March 15, 2013

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Excerpt from my How To Grow Organic Food 8 Week Home Study Email Course: “Fertilizing once the plants are established? In mid season, you can add some liquid fish and/or seaweed emulsion as a fertilizer. Too much fertilizer will grow the plants and not the fruits. Successive Planting & extending the season. You can also […]


Compost Happens

by Amy on March 13, 2013

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Excerpt from my 8 week Home Study, “Hands In The Dirt” Grow Your Own Food Course: “Some interesting tips on when to plant based on “phenology” (the study of the timing of recurring biological phenomena and their relationship to the weather): Plant peas when forsythia & daffodils blooms Plant potatoes when 1st dandelion blooms Plant […]


Gardening Is For Pansies

by Amy on March 12, 2013

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Do you find gardening to be therapeutic? I do. Growing plants feeds my soul. Being outdoors in the sunshine soaking up vitamin D (and yes, I do like to be tan), listening to the birds sing, and smelling the wonderful fragrance of the earth and plants makes me feel really happy. It’s fun to play […]