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Why CSA?

By Asha Kreiling On a quick stint to my local neighborhood market this afternoon, I left with bag of carrots, a head  of celery, and a package of blueberries. After further inspection of the produce labels on these items, I discovered they were all grown in California. Hmm … I …

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Hidden Harvest

 By Kim Robson Hidden Harvest is a grassroots organization whose mission is to recover wasted produce from Coachella Valley, CA, fields and packing houses. The Coachella Valley is one of the largest, most productive agricultural regions in the country. Few people realize that millions of pounds of nutritious, perfectly good produce …

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The Beauty of Freecycling

By Asha Kreiling I am preparing to move across the country in the next few months, so I’ve been slowly trying rid myself of some unnecessary belongings to make my move a little easier. Most of my stuff isn’t really valuable in the monetary sense, so there’s no point in …

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Mental Health Care in America

By Kim Robson In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, everyone is talking about strengthening the guns laws in this country. And we do need better gun control, certainly. However, better gun control wouldn’t have prevented the deaths in Connecticut, where they already have some of the toughest gun …

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Family Farms: A Disappearing Act

By Fredrica Syren After my daughter Bella spent a week on a family farm, and because my family has been trying to eat most of our foods from farmer’s markets, I have been thinking a lot about local small farms. When I read about them and talked to local farmers, …

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Bill Would Expand Fertility Coverage for Veterans

By Fredrica Syren I know many who have turned to fertility treatment in order to have their dream of a baby come true. For some, however, the expense can be overwhelming and sometimes not even an option. There are some veterans severely injured on duty, their best hope for having …

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