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Climate change is having an effect on where the ticks that spread Lyme disease live, making more areas suitable for the ticks that carry the disease. Between the 1970s...

While some wait around for summer to experience the vibrancy of farm fresh foods, experienced foragers know that by venturing into the forest you can uncover a rarified sampling of all the vitality that spring has to offer. New...

Omega: For someone who is new to growing their own food, even if it’s on a fire escape in a city apartment, how do you suggest they get started, in the best, easiest way?

Eric Toensmeier: You start with...

In many ways the Commons are the foundation of our society. It represents the intersection of our social, environmental, and economic structures—all that we share and create together, from water to education. The stewardship of this inheritance...

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Women leading change in these dynamic times are tuning into new sources of inspiration—personally, socially, and globally. They are seeking guidance in how to be more adaptive, resilient,...

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The health of our body, mind, and spirit is directly connected to the health of our landscapes.

Join permaculture expert Andrew Faust and learn to connect with the energy of the...

Writer T.S. Eliot famously stated, “April is the cruelest month,” in the opening of his opus poem “The Waste Land.” For devotees of local food, April might be cruel, but February and March can feel downright brutal, especially if you reside in...

Outside of the tropics, winter is a time of rest. It's a time when much of the natural world begins to turn inward and withdraw into itself. Everything slows down, insulates itself, reacting and responding to the colder temperatures—including us...

In the search for a long, healthy life, we come across many creams, tonics, and workout classes promising to keep us toned and feeling good. Some say it’s just a matter of good genes, yet more...

Omega:  In your talk, you said, “We’ve built our economy around a metaphor that has more to do with the Cold War than with life.” Can you explain what you meant?

Janine: When ecology as a science started a...

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