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Land has memory. Just walking along a road you can often see the remaining marks of past land use. Here in the Northeast you can see the patterns of agriculture in stone walls, once boundaries of fields and property, now running through...

Omega: What is "pattern mind" and how is it different from other methods of viewing the world?

Joel: Usually we look around and see “things”—buildings, furniture, people, trees, a dog, clouds—the obvious...

On May 19th–21st Omega Institute welcomed Groundwork Hudson Valley (GWHV) to our Rhinebeck campus for a board and staff retreat, as part of Omega in Service, which supports...

Bake Your Own Bread
No matter the style of bread you make—a hearty, country-style loaf, a light baguette, corn bread, tortilla, pita, naan, or a gluten-free variation on any of these—learning how to make one of the most...

Omega: Why would someone want to forage for materials to do their own dying as opposed to purchasing materials?

Jackie: I think natural dyeing is a key component to the slow clothes movement. Much like the...

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) may be getting ready to shift its dietary guidelines.

The USDA updates the guidelines every five years. In preparation for issuing new guidelines later in 2015, the Dietary Guidelines...

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