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Eating to Get Well: Foods that Heal

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A little while ago, we had the opportunity to host a food preparation workshop tailored to a cancer patient seeking help to turn her diagnosis around...

The Myth of Eco-Friendly Animal Products

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What do "humanely-raised", "free-range", "grass-fed", "organic” or “cruelty-free" animal products really mean for the environment?

Easy Guide to Vegan Organic Fertilizers

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If you’re new to veganic gardening and searching for alternatives to blood, bone and other so-called “organic” fertilizers, then this list of eco-friendly soil amendments will strengthen and support your green thumb.

Fair Trade Chocolate: A Myth?

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Nowadays, most stores have a “health food” or “organic” section, but thinking you can simply pick up the first chocolate bar marked “fair-trade,” and walk away with a clean conscience, isn’t the case.

12 Vegan Garden Tips

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While I enjoy the quiet reflective time that winter brings, I can't help but dream of spring. Here is a collection of spring/summer photographs from our veganic garden along with simple tips to help you plan out your spring, summer or fall veggie patch.

What’s Hiding in Your Organic Fertilizer?

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It’s time to learn about the byproducts in your organic fertilizers, and the truly green alternatives you’ll find in your own backyard, or on the garden store shelf.

Organic Growing: Supporting Animal Farms?

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If you're truly interested in organic alternatives to chemical fertilizers, then it's time to start scrutinizing organic growing practices and store-bought fertilizers a bit more carefully.

Holy Basil (Tulsi) for Stress Reduction & More (with growing instructions)

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If you’re dealing with stress and interested in natural healing, you may have heard of the term “adaptogen.” If not, such as the name implies, adaptogens are a class of herb that literally helps you to adapt; to become more resistant to stress, trauma, anxiety and fatigue.

Bruno: A New Perspective on Happy Cows

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This is not the story of a factory farm; it is the story of a beautiful farm with free range animals who seemed to be happy.

The Wonder of Worms

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Growing up in the city, I thought worms were inert, mindless, slimy creatures simply providing an obstacle to jump over after a good rain. As I started down the path of veganic growing, worms became one of my favorite creatures in the garden. Now I know what any good gardener or farmer knows; worms are wonderful.

EM & Bokashi – Veganic Probiotics for Insect Control & Healthy Soil

Veganic EM Bokashi

EM is easiest to describe as a probiotic for your soil. The mixture usually consists of a blend of bacteria and yeast which work in harmony to crowd out bad bacteria and bugs. It’s a compost boost, an insect deterrent and a natural fertilizer all in one.

Gardening with Magic

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Magic Rees has been an organic grower since 1980. In 1989, he co-founded the Far North Organics Association in New Zealand, where he served as a Board Member and Organic Inspection Certifier for ten years. In the year 2000, when he met Gentle World, he transitioned from organic to veganic, and became Shangri-La’s head gardener and veganic educator.