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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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Is Your Food a World Traveler?

By Kim Robson  On Green-Mom, we’ve discussed the importance of buying locally grown, organic foods. There are many reasons for doing this, including freshness, taste, nutritional value, support of the local economy and building relationships with the farmers who grow our food. Another equally important reason to buy locally produced …

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Legalize it–The Fight For Raw Milk

By Chef Centehua No, I’m not talking about hemp or same sex marriage. Today I am talking about a delicious and nutrient rich drink – milk. Yes, milk is now the big controversy and, like hemp and same sex marriage, raw milk has wonderful benefits to our society but remains …

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Buy Your Thanksgiving Turkey Locally

 By Fredrica Syren I will continue in the theme of birds by talking about turkeys. In most households, a turkey is the centerpiece at the Thanksgiving meal. And there may be no better time than the harvest season to make the statement that you believe in serving good quality, fresh food …

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Chicks in the City: A Chick Flick for the Entire Family

By Rebecca Tolin I’ve grown up mainly a city girl. Sure, I secretly pine to prance off to a lavender farm in the French countryside or an organic vegetable plantation on a misty isle of Hawaii. My heart is linked to San Diego by beloved family and friends, though – …

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Farm Camp Review

By Fredrica Syren I think that, these days, children my kids’ ages do not always know where food comes from and what a farm is all about. I wanted Bella to have that knowledge, so last week she went to farm camp and, wow, did she have fun! The camp …

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Captured Rainwater and the Government

 By Kim Robson For those of us living in dry, arid areas, every rain shower is a blessing from the skies. Our gardens get watered. Leaves and rocks are washed clean. Everything is fresh and renewed. But so much of that rainwater runs into gutters and out to sea, wasted. …

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Got (Raw) Milk?

By Chef Centehua The benefits of living foods are undeniable. They supply a surplus of energy and vitality, cell renewal, balancing of hormones, and an overall feeling of health and well being. The phytochemicals found in fruits and vegetables protect the cells from damage and help prevent cancer. They also provide …

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Bicycling To Save the Earth!

By Asha Kreiling Driving makes me irritable.  I loathe traffic.  I despise looping around crowded streets while searching for a parking space.  I feel guilty whenever I fill up my gas tank, not only because of the cost, but also because this liquid I burn contributes to air pollution and …

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