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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...

“As time elapses, and the resources from which our forests have been supplied fail,
we shall of necessity be more and more convinced of the significance of the seed.”
—Henry David Thoreau...

How do you want your money to touch the world? Donna Morton and Ethan Roland Solaviev, each with decades of experience in social movements, permaculture economics, and finance, show you the way toward aligning your...

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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There are so many misconceptions about home canning and preserving these days. It’s hard. It’s expensive. It requires a ton of sugar. You need a lot of specialized equipment. But the truth is, there’s nothing more...

Drawing on the wisdom of ecological systems and indigenous knowledge, permaculture offers us a vision, design approach, and tools to create a world of health and abundance. Increased inclusion and support of leadership and perspective from women...

People have been using natural substances to color their textiles for thousands of years. From the deepest blues to the richest reds, endless shades can be achieved from plants, insects, roots, minerals, bark, fungus,...


Enjoy select presentations from the Omega Center for Sustainable Living conference Where We Go From Here: Building the Collaborative Commons.

From its beginnings as Water of Life, to Design by Nature, ...

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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