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“The truth can be found right here. The Great Spirit is within and that’s the truth.”

Bob Berkebile shared this wisdom at the 2013 Omega Center for Sustainable Living...

Omega: In your talk, you said the pesticides of the future will not be chemical pesticides, but "helping the helpers." What does that mean?
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Omega: You described an experiment in which you ask people go into the woods, sit, observe, and let nature come to them. It seems the same exercise could have been designed by a meditation teacher. "Do you have a meditation...

Nick Oddo grew up in a big Italian family eating a lot of bread and pasta. He also experienced some level of depression and mood swings for most of his life. But in the late 1990s, it got worse and he felt out of control. His dad, who was a baker...

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: The central questions...

The human stomach is a wondrous muscular hollow that is truly the center of magical transformation in the human body. Sure, the brain gets much of the attention for making us rational and evolved, but the stomach allows you to bring something...

Research has found that children exposed to the chemicals in food packaging are more likely to be obese or develop insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes. One study in the journal ...

You can build a rain garden in your own yard, just like those near Omega's Main Hall and Dining Hall.

A rain garden is planted a little lower in the ground than a normal garden to help...

Environmental knowledge—without heart—is not enough to assure a sustainable future. Ecological consultant and wetland specialist Karen Schneller-McDonald urges us to help kids make an emotional connection with nature by taking them outside....

Haiku teaches us the power of observation, returns us to nature, and grounds us in the here and now. But as author Sharon A. Bray explains, it also teaches...

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