Nature & Environment

An “organic” label tells us that our food does not contain harmful chemicals. But it doesn’t guarantee that our food contains the flavor, nutritional value, or healing properties that we might expect.

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The natural world is constantly changing, interchanging, and flowing. All living systems, whether a human body, a tree, a watershed, an ecosystem, or an economy, share patterns of exchange. By learning to read and...

Looking for a better way to treat yourself and the planet? Whether you are interested in a zero-waste lifestyle, want to avoid the chemicals found in many products, or simply like making things yourself, you can learn...

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The solutions to our economic and environmental problems may seem complex or out of reach. But our food, fuel, and fiber needs can...

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While a poor understanding of forest ecology and unsound management practices can adversely affect the long-term well-being of...

What: During nature meditation, you focus on one or more of the following: the sights, sounds, smells, or even the taste or feel of nature. Although nature meditation is typically performed outdoors, there are also nature-themed...

Spending time outside is instinctive and intuitive. After all, we evolved in tandem with the natural world, though most of us—especially Americans—don't spend much time there anymore. But as anyone who heads out for a walk or travels into the...

For most gardeners, the season begins in late winter when seed catalogs arrive in the mail featuring backyard crops like ornamental kale, watermelon radish, and heirloom tomatoes.

Growing plants from seed allows you to start your garden...

1. Access to Safe, Nutritious Food
Urban agriculture is an important part of an ecologically sustainable and abundant food production system. According to the USDA,...

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