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Grow & Choose Local Organic Food            

By Larraine Roulston: Most children love digging their hands into soil and picking nutritious foods grown in backyard gardens – all the while learning about earth’s natural cycles. As well, part of a wholesome gardening experience is composting, a natural biological process in which worms and microorganisms convert organic material …

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Study Proves Vegetarian Diet Is Climate Smart

By Fredrica Syren: Many people ask me why my family and I are vegetarians. The answer is for health, because we love vegetarian food, for animals’ rights, and – a main one – for the environment. As reports about climate change (extreme weather due to global warming) are being presented, …

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Rainwater Harvesting Free?

By Centehua: The best things in life are free, right? At least the essentials should be or everything that nature freely provides all people such as rainwater, for example. What a gift! Water is an essential natural resource and it is free, indeed. I am blessed with the ability to …

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More Time for Kids to Play            

By Fredrica Syren: It’s not easy to be home with three kids abundant with energy. Sometimes, I admit, I feel overwhelmed with how I will entertain them for an entire afternoon. I have gotten advice that I need to book my kids into more after school extracurricular activities and that …

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Olla — Natural Irrigation System

By Emma Grace Fairchild: An olla (pronounced oy-yah) is an ancient method of irrigation that uses a clay pot buried under the soil to water plants. Although it has a long history of traditional use, it is fairly unknown in modern day gardens, much to our loss because of its …

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Resistance: Time To End Misuse of Antibiotics in Agriculture

By Fredrica Syren: Last week, meat from a major grocery store in Sweden was recalled because it had been contaminated with a dangerous hormone. I sigh every time I hear about contaminated foods being sold in local grocery stores. I get especially fed up with hearing about all the pharmaceuticals …

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Silikids- Silicone & Glass Products 4/5

By Dawna Matthews: Our Green-Kiddos tested out a couple products by Silikids: the Silibib and the Siliskin Glass with Sippy Top. We were so excited to support the first mom-founded products made entirely of silicone and glass. The fact is now we can all transition our kids away from leaching …

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Experts Warns Of Fracking May Cause Earthquakes

By Kim Robson: “Fracking” is a shorthand term for hydraulic fracturing, a new process used by the oil industry to extract shale oil from previously untapped sources. It involves injecting water, chemicals and sand at high pressure deep into the ground, breaking the rock and releasing oil for extraction. The …

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International Vacation with Kids

By Fredrica Syren:  My husband and I share a passion for traveling, and we have traveled all over the world together since we met. Once we had kids, we just assumed our traveling days were over. To our joy, we have realized that traveling is not over, but the way …

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