Category Archives: Health and Wellness

“Heirloom vs. Hybrid vs. GMO seeds and crops”

Heirloom vs. Hybrid vs. GMO seeds and crops   Deciding what to grow this season, choosing the right seeds and growing methods…. By Dulce Levitz   It’s that exciting time of year to get out in nature and our hands in the dirt! It can be confusing deciding what seeds and plants to grow; well here’s a rundown on the choices out there and their advantages and disadvantages.   “Heirloom” variety is a plant variety that has a history of being passed down within a family or community. […]

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Dandelion

  “I am not a lover of lawns. Rather would I see daisies in their thousands, ground ivy, hawkweed, and even the hated plantain with tall stems, and dandelions with splendid flowers and fairy down, than the too – well-tended lawn.” William Henry Hudson.   Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)     Dandelion is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae, and is one of the first plants to appear in the spring. The Latin name Taraxacum originates in medieval Persian writings on pharmacy. Plants with […]

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“WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE, And not a drop to drink”

  WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE, And not a drop to drink   By Mary Nell (Kennedy) Carson and contributor Dulce Levitz      These are well known Lines from “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The speaker, a sailor on a becalmed ship, is surrounded by salt water that he cannot drink. What is water and why are we dependent upon it for sustaining life? Water is the most abundant molecule on Earth. Approximately 70% of the Earth’s surface is water. Water is also the only substance […]

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Why is plant-based living one of the most sustainable things you can do?

  Why is plant-based living one of the most sustainable things you can do? by: Nathan Crane   Plant-based sustainable living seems to have the answers to many of the life-threatening challenges we face as individuals.  After growing up on a Midwestern diet of meat and potatoes, school-food not fit for a prison, and fast-food so greasy and artery-clogging it would kill a horse,  I became ill, sluggish, addicted to sugar and grease and sick with viruses so constant that I was basically a walking pharmacy by […]

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