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Companion Planting: How to Pair Plant Buddies for the Best Results

In Environment, Sustainability by Craig ScottLeave a Comment

In order to increase the variety of your food supply, consider companion planting. Gardeners and farmers all over the world use this technique to get the most out of the planting areas they benefit from. Also, you will be able to enjoy richer crops and harvest a wide variety of tasty and healthy vegetables. There are many advantages companion planting …

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Study Shows Kids Who Garden Eat Better as Adults

In Health, Wellness by Craig ScottLeave a Comment

If you thought that gardening with your kids only has short-term benefits, we are happy to inform you that it is not entirely true. Of course, you do notice an instant improvement. Like your child spending more time outside than in front of the computer, or the fact that he or she expresses interest in helping you out in the garden. …

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Adventures with a Botanical Explorer: Dominican Republic

In Environment by Anthony B. RodriguezLeave a Comment

This is the first of a series of short commentary documentaries of my expeditions with Botanical Explorer Joe Simcox. These expeditions take us all over the world in search of some of the worlds rarest plants, edible and ornamental. We get ourselves into some wild situations as well as some of the worlds most interesting places. With this short series …

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Watch the Full Documentary – SEED: The Untold Story

In Food Justice by Carlos Espinal, INHCLeave a Comment

Watch SEED: The Untold Story for FREE until May 1st. Click here to watch now. About the Film Worshiped and treasured since the dawn of humankind, few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers intent on protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our …

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An Interview With The Botanical Explorer Joseph Simcox

In Environment, Food Justice by Carlos Espinal, INHCLeave a Comment

We are grateful to share the incredible work of our friend and film maker Anthony Rodriguez who documents the fascinating aspects of permaculture, sustainability and food justice throughout the globe. This first video serves as an introduction to the Botanical Explorers series which follows ethnobotanist Joseph Simcox and friends on their journey to find and document rare and exotic plants …

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The Battle at Standing Rock: Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline

In Environment by Joan Shields, RNLeave a Comment

The North Dakota Access Pipeline is a $3.7 billion project covering an area more than a thousand miles from North Dakota to Illinois. “If” it is completed it will be the largest crude oil line in the area. The pipeline was originally going to cross the Missouri River north of Bismarck. North Dakota citizens were concerned of the potential damage …

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Botanical Explorers: The Fruitful Forest (Full Movie)

In Environment by Carlos Espinal, INHCLeave a Comment

We are so more than excited to be able to share this wonderful documentary from filmaker and fellow permaculturist Anthony Rodriguez. The Fruitful Forest follows Joseph Simcox and friends as they explore the Amazon Jungle for exotic and rare species of edible plants. Be sure to check back for more videos from this incredible filmaker documenting the wonders of nature. …

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Nature Deficit Disorder

In Wellness by Joey Doherty, MA, LPC, CWCLeave a Comment

In 2005, Richard Louv coined the phrase “nature deficit disorder,” because he was worried about the direction our “civilized” species was headed. I’m worried, too. Nature deficit disorder is a condition that’s caused by spending little time outdoors, which has been linked to the rapid increase in health problems such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, and obesity. The sad fact is …