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  • Artist, Fall 2017 Almanac

    Georgia O’Keeffe: Food, Art & Nature

    Georgia O’Keeffe’s deep affinity for nature has been fully documented, but she was also very interested in eating healthy, and in growing, preparing and cooking her own food…

  • Eco News, Fall 2017 Almanac

    Great News from the EWG!

    Procter & Gamble, the world’s biggest maker of both household cleaning and personal care products, announced the most sweeping fragrance ingredient transparency initiative to date…

  • Eco News, Fall 2017 Almanac

    Sept. 16th: International Coastal Clean Up Day

    We know that ocean trash is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, wildlife and local economies…But did you know…that we can help solve this problem?

  • Fall 2017 Almanac, Recipe

    Borscht with Sour Cream & Fresh Dill

    Did you know…that beets are one of the healthiest foods to eat? Beets contain valuable nutrients that may help lower your blood pressure, fight cancer and inflammation, boost your stamina, and support detoxification.

  • Fall 2017 Almanac, The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    The Silk Pavilion

    Humans have been breeding silkworms for fabric for over 5,000 years, but Media Lab professor Neri Oxman married their innate productivity with computerized efficiency.

  • Fall 2017 Almanac, The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    The Awesome Orange

    The start-up Orange Fiber, run by Adriana Santanocito and Enrica Arena, has developed a new kind of fabric, which is entirely made of waste citrus fruit peels.

  • Fall 2017 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    Regrowing a Forest

    What can we do about the excessive amount of waste we are generating worldwide? How do we inexpensively create an environment suited for trees to thrive in, on land that is depleted and deforested?

  • Fall 2017 Almanac, Recipe

    Zucchini Fritters

    These zucchini fritters are easy to make and so delicious! When you make these, the key is squeezing the water out of the grated zucchini…

  • Eco Garden, Fall 2017 Almanac

    Eco Gardening – September 2017

    Moon Gardening with Priscilla Woolworth

  • Eco Garden, Fall 2017 Almanac

    Eco Gardening – October 2017

    Moon Gardening with Priscilla Woolworth

  • Eco Garden, Fall 2017 Almanac

    Eco Garden – November 2017

    Moon Gardening with Priscilla Woolworth

  • Eco Garden, Fall 2017 Almanac

    The Ozone Garden

    What if figuring out if the air you’re breathing is clean was as simple as taking a stroll in your garden?

  • Eco News, Fall 2017 Almanac

    Food Companies Fighting Climate Change

    Staple food items that take some of the bite out of global warming.

  • Eco Tip, Fall 2017 Almanac

    PW Eco Tips Fall 2017

    These 3 plants are tops at removing a variety of pollutants from inside your home or office.

  • Eco Garden, Fall 2017 Almanac

    Garden Lovers and Gardeners

    Located in London, The Chelsea Physic Garden was founded in 1673, as the Apothecaries’ Garden, with the purpose of training apprentices in the identification and use of medicinal plants.

  • Eco News, Fall 2017 Almanac

    Change.org

    These petitions are made possible thanks to the generous support of Change.org members, who contribute on a monthly basis to help fund the tools and professional support that have mobilized Americans for legislative impact.

  • Almanac, Eco Garden, Fall 2017 Almanac

    Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

    The company has grown to offer nearly 2,000 varieties of vegetables, flowers and herbs—the largest selection of heirloom varieties in the USA.

  • Fall 2017 Almanac, The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Mended Spiderweb #8

    Artist Nina Katchadourian documents her meticulous repair of silken webs with patches made with red thread.

  • Eco Cinema, Eco News, Fall 2017 Almanac

    This Land is Our Land

    California is facing a drought of historic proportions and while individuals are being forced to reduce their water usage, Nestlé is bottling the scarce resource straight from the heart of California’s drought and selling it for profit.

  • Fall 2017 Almanac, Nature News

    Cracking the Code on Egg Coloration

    Did you know…that just two pigments account for the remarkable spectrum of bird eggshell hue and patterns?

  • Book, Fall 2017 Almanac

    Touch the Earth by Julian Lennon

    Jump aboard the White Feather Flier in this unique interactive kids book! Lennon’s magical plane can go wherever you want. Just press a button printed on the page, and point the plane up in the air to fly, or down to land it.

  • Book, Fall 2017 Almanac

    Biophilia by Christopher Marley

    Christopher Marley’s art expresses his passionate engagement with the beautiful forms of nature.

  • Fall 2017 Almanac, Shop

    New PW Chosen Products – Fall 2017!

    Great new products in the store for the Fall!

  • Book, Fall 2017 Almanac

    The Nature Fix by Florence Williams

    Intrigued by our storied renewal in the natural world, Florence Williams set out to uncover the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain.

  • Bird News, Blog, Fall 2017 Almanac

    October Bird Migration

    Birds of prey have been called “ecological barometers,” which simply means they help us gauge how healthy a habitat is. Birds of prey are extremely sensitive to many environmental changes in an ecosystem.

  • Fall 2017 Almanac, Gamechanger

    Rob Machado

    Rob Machado is one of the world’s most recognizable surfers as well as a committed environmentalist.

  • Eco Tip, Summer 2017 Almanac

    New Products for Summer 2017!

    There are many great new products in my store! Check them all out!

  • Recipe, Summer 2017 Almanac

    Artichoke Vinaigrette with Raw Vegetables

    This delicious recipe is full of healthy, nourishing gluten-free ingredients.

  • Summer 2017 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    Zero Waste Japanese Town

    Touted by many as the world’s “first zero-waste town,” Kamikatsu, the small mountainous town on the island of Shikoku, Japan, has an impressive waste management program from which the rest of the world could learn a lot.

  • Recipe, Summer 2017 Almanac

    Spiced Spaghetti Squash Pancakes

    Delicious recipe! Healthful cooking can be vibrant, creative and wildly satisfying. Love food that makes you feel good!

  • Recipe, Summer 2017 Almanac

    Peach Cobbler

    When using ripe, succulent fruits, this cobbler bakes for just 20 to 25 minutes.

  • Book, Summer 2017 Almanac

    Hello Nature: Draw, Color, Make, and Grow by Nina Chakrabarti

    A fantastic new nature activity book that explores the exciting natural world around us!

  • Book, Summer 2017 Almanac

    Tomorrow: All Over The Globe Solutions Already Exist By Cyril Dion

    What if highlighting solutions and telling positive stories was the best way to solve the ecological, economic, and social problems our countries are grappling with?

  • Book, Summer 2017 Almanac

    Photo Ark by Jo Sartore

    This lush book of photography represents National Geographic’s Photo Ark, a major cross-platform initiative and lifelong project by photographer Joel Sartore to make portraits of the world’s animals. especially those that are endangered.

  • Summer 2017 Almanac, The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Gogotte

    Gogottes are naturally occurring sculptures found in Fontainbleau, France, the one time home of the French monarchy.

  • Eco Garden, Summer 2017 Almanac

    July 2017 Eco-Gardening

    Moon Gardening by Priscilla Woolworth

  • Summer 2017 Almanac, The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Coco de Mer

    ‘Coco de Mer’ is the largest and heaviest known seed in the world.

  • Gamechanger, Summer 2017 Almanac

    Severine Von Tscharner Fleming

    Part-time farmer, activist and founder of Greenhorns, a grassroots organization with the mission to recruit, promote and support the rising generation of new farmers in America.

  • Eco Cinema, Summer 2017 Almanac

    Seed: The Untold Story

    Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, worshiped and treasured since the dawn of humankind.

  • Eco Garden, Summer 2017 Almanac

    August 2017 Eco-Gardening

    Moon Gardening by Priscilla Woolworth

  • Artist, Summer 2017 Almanac

    Miguel Angel Blanco

    Artist Miguel Angel Blanco has developed a collection of wooden boxes as a forest library, containing the findings from intentionally symbolic walks.

  • Summer 2017 Almanac, The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Busy Bees Use Flower Petals For Nest Wallpaper

    Building a nest takes a day or two, and the female might create about 10 nests in total, often right next to each othe

  • Blog, Water News

    World Oceans Day June 8th

    Why celebrate World Oceans Day? …To remind everyone of the major role the oceans have in everyday life.

  • Blog, Eco News

    Dairy Company makes a healthy change

    Large dairy company ditches dairy after 90 years and starts producing plant-based milks instead…

  • Blog, Nature News

    Biomimicry in action: Ladybugs

    Their wings are flexible enough to fold intricately, yet strong enough to fly…

  • Blog, Eco News

    Why we must defend the Arctic refuge

    The Arctic Refuge contains one of the most fragile and ecologically sensitive ecosystems in the world. Its environment is extremely vulnerable to long-lasting disturbance because the harsh climate and short growing seasons provide little time for species to recover.

  • Animal News, Blog, Gamechanger

    UK Based Animal Hero

    Inspiring business model: Meet the UK Based Animal Hero Bringing You Insurance with Compassion.

  • Blog, Sustainable Design

    Germany Breaks A Solar Record

    …Gets 85% Of Electricity From Renewables

  • Blog, Eco News

    Solar Eclipse

    An awesome natural phenomenon will happen on August 21, 2017.

  • Blog, Eco News

    Man plants trees every day for 37 years

    Since 1979, Jadav Payeng has been planting hundreds of trees on an Indian island threatened by erosion.

  • Artist, Blog

    Terence Koh & Garrick Gott

    Poem & Photos from Upstate Diary

  • Blog, Eco News

    Chemical Free Tick Protection

    The next time you’re out enjoying what the great outdoors has to offer, consider these toxin-free simple tricks and you can keep ticks from latching on and causing problems.

  • Blog, Gamechanger

    Gamechanger: CVS!

    In 2 years, CVS will no longer offer beauty products that contain Parabens, Phthalates and Formaldehyde ingredients.

  • Blog, Eco Garden

    Attracting Beneficial Insects

    Since most beneficial insects snack on pollen and nectar at some stage in their life, planting loads of flowers in and amongst your veggies is one of the best ways to encourage good bugs to visit your garden and stay awhile.

  • Blog, Eco News

    The Honey Gatherers

    All over the planet, the humble honeybee busies itself with a singular purpose – perpetuation of the hive.

  • Blog, Sustainable Design

    Creature Comforts: buildings designed for humans and animals

    Most animals, apart from pets, are seen as unwanted invaders in our homes, but some structures are built to attract them.

  • Blog, Eco News

    Why Transhumance Matters

    Transhumance is a type of nomadism, where shepherds move their livestock between fixed summer and winter pastures.

  • Recipe, Spring 2017 Almanac

    Moroccan-ish Sweet Potato Sunshine Salad

    This salad is all sweet potato goodness with a bit of a Moroccan stew vibe.

  • Recipe, Spring 2017 Almanac

    Warm Grain Bowl

    I have made this recipe so many times and enjoy it every time!

  • Recipe, Spring 2017 Almanac

    Simple Kale Chickpea Salad

    This salad is perfect for cooler spring days and a great way to get more greens into your life.

  • Blog, Spring 2017 Almanac

    Spring Issue Cover

    Elements of the lovely Spring Issue cover photo.

  • Shop, Spring 2017 Almanac

    New Products Spring 2017

    So many great new items!

  • Spring 2017 Almanac, The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Bezoar Stone

    Bezoar stones are formed from accretions in the stomachs of ruminants that have become ossified and were believed to be magical.

  • Eco Tip, Spring 2017 Almanac

    Eco Tips Spring 2017

    Olive Oil, Salt & Honey!

  • Book, Spring 2017 Almanac

    The Practical Naturalist by Chris Packham

    Inspirational, informative, and educational, The Practical Naturalist is perfect for families interested in learning more about their surroundings and looking at their world in a brand new light.

  • Book, Spring 2017 Almanac

    Lab Girl By Hope Jahren

    Lab Girl is her revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also a celebration of the lifelong curiosity, humility, and passion that drive every scientist.

  • Book, Spring 2017 Almanac

    Jellyfish: A Natural History by Lisa-Ann Gershwin

    Jellyfish, with their undulating umbrella-shaped bells and sprawling tentacles, are as fascinating and beautiful as they are frightening and dangerous.

  • Eco Cinema, Spring 2017 Almanac

    Unbroken Ground

    Our food choices are deeply connected to climate change. Unbroken Ground, a compelling Patagonia Provisions film directed by Chris Malloy, explains the critical role food will play in the next frontier of our efforts to solve the environmental crisis.

  • Eco Cinema, Spring 2017 Almanac

    Seasons

    They invite us on a journey through time to rediscover these European territories that we have been sharing with wild animals since the last ice age.

  • Spring 2017 Almanac, The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Amadou

    Amadou is a species of fungus which grows on the side of various species of tree and is widely used as a fire as a fire starter.

  • Spring 2017 Almanac, The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Gynandromorphic Swallowtail

    This butterfly is an example of a very rare phenomenon called bilateral gynandromorphy.

  • Spring 2017 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    Eco Villages

    Eco villages are intentional communities whose goal is to become more socially, economically and ecologically sustainable.

  • Gamechanger, Spring 2017 Almanac

    Lauren Singer

    Lauren can fit four years of trash into a one-ounce jar!

  • Blog, Eco Tip

    Himalayan Pink Salt

    Did you know that salt harvested in the Himalayas contains trace amounts of calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium and also contains lower amounts of sodium than regular salt?

  • Artist, Blog

    Piet Hein Eek & Veronese

    Merci store in Paris welcomes master upcycler Piet Hein Eek & Veronese.

  • Blog, Eco Tip

    Buy Line-Caught Seafood

    Did you know…that by choosing line-caught fish when shopping for seafood, you are choosing a sustainable alternative that protects endangered fish.

  • Blog, Eco Tip

    Help Protect Wildlife

    Do you know what the IDA is? Do you know why exterior lights should be facing down?

  • Blog, Nature News

    Eco Warrior: Animals

    The earth, its ecosystems, and its creatures are all deeply connected. The existence of many species, including us, depends on the survival of others. There are 5 animals in particular that we rely on for our well-being, and which help us just by performing their natural roles in their environment.

  • Blog, Eco Tip

    Quaker Shaker

    Once the holiday season is over, each strand makes wonderful fire starters.

  • Eco Tip, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Eco Tips Winter 2016/2017

    3 ways you can use your money as a powerful tool for positive change.

  • Blog

    In the High Desert of Southern California

    The desert is a visual feast for the eyes from the giant 4000 windmills to the Joshua trees, which only grow in the Mojave Desert.

  • Blog

    Agents of Change

    Based in Costa Rica, EARTH University offers a rigorous four-year undergraduate program in sustainable agricultural and natural resources management taught by a prestigious, international faculty who provide a world-class scientific and technological education that emphasizes values, ethical entrepreneurship and environmental and social commitment.

  • Recipe, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Oatmeal, Turmeric Milk and Chia Seeds

    This is my favorite breakfast at the moment! It’s easy to make, delicious and nutritious and by adding turmeric, you get a super nutrient boost.

  • Recipe, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Creamy French Lentils with Mushrooms & Kale

    Delicious and satisfying on a winter’s day or night.

  • Shop, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    New Products Winter 2016/17

    Hope this is helpful! I have chosen a selection of great gifts for the upcoming holidays…

  • Book, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies by Sarah Lewis

    For centuries, the beauty of fireflies has evoked wonder and delight. Yet for most of us, fireflies remain shrouded in mystery.

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Ambergris

    Ambergris is a solid, waxy substance of a dull grey or blackish color, which is formed in the intestines of the sperm whale…

  • Book, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    National Geographic Kids Almanac 2017

    This New York Times bestseller is packed with incredible photos, tons of fun facts, crafts, activities, and fascinating features about animals, science, nature, technology, and more.

  • Book, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Plant: Exploring the Botanical World

    The ultimate gift for gardeners and art-lovers, featuring 300 of the most beautiful and pioneering botanical images ever.

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Divining Rods

    Divining rods are sticks that help you find water on your land.

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Edible Birds Nests

    Several species of swiftlet produce nests that are edible to man.

  • Gamechanger, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    You are the Gamechanger!

    By getting involved and supporting issues and causes that are important to you, you can help make positive change happen.

  • Artist, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Tomás Saraceno

    Tomás Saraceno is an Argentine artist who creates pieces that explore alternative, sustainable ways of viewing and interacting with the environment.

  • Sustainable Design, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Freegan Pony

    Freegan Pony is a restaurant that fights “Food Waste” in Paris, France and is the only one of its kind in Europe.

  • Eco Cinema, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Tomorrow

    Faced with a future that scientists say is a great cause for concern, and instead of showing all the worst things that can happen, the film focuses on the people suggesting solutions and their actions.

  • Eco Cinema, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Light on Earth

    Do you love fireflies? Then you must watch this magical film by David Attenborough, Light on Earth. Luminous beings, creatures with their own internal light, enchant and astonish us. Anyone who has seen a firefly cannot help but fall under their spell.

  • Blog

    Go for a walk in nature

    The Peace of Wild Things
 by Wendell Berry

  • Animal News

    Did you know…

    Did you know...Bees and other beneficial insects LOVE garden detritus. You don't need to do the full fall clean up of cutting all the plants back or removing fallen leaves! By doing less (or nothing at all), gardeners can protect pollinators and beneficial insects habitats.

  • Blog, Eco Tip

    Wolves of Yellowstone

    Just as reintroducing wolves to Yellowstone National Park has changed the course of the river, so too can the course of Lyme disease be altered…

  • Blog

    America Recycles Day

    Keep on doing it! It’s helping conserve natural resources, reducing waste, and you can inspire others to recycle too.

  • Eco Tip

    Worldwide Fish Migration

    This time of year marks the worldwide migration of fish…

  • Book, Fall 2016 Almanac

    Biomimicry by Janine Benyus

    This profound and accessible book details how science is studying nature’s best ideas to solve our toughest 21st-century problems.

  • Recipe

    Avocado Salad Dressing

    This homemade creamy avocado salad dressing is delicious and easy to make. It can be made ahead of time in a blender and refrigerated until ready to use.

  • Artist

    Man Who Grows Chairs

    Designer and artist Gavin Munro, inspired by the beauty of nature, geometry and the desire to work with wood, has spent the last 10 years studying and developing the techniques and craft of tree shaping and botanical craftsmanship.

  • Fall 2016 Almanac, Gamechanger

    Paul Hawken

    Environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author Paul Hawken has dedicated his life since the age of 20 to sustainability, and changing the relationship between business and the environment.

  • Recipe

    Sprouts: The Super-Food

    Eating sprouts is healthy because all seeds contain naturally occurring enzymes inhibitors, which make it harder for our digestive enzymes to break down the seeds, and for our bodies to access their stores of nutrients.

  • Gamechanger

    Michelle Obama

    There are so many reasons why we love the LOLA woman of the month, Michelle Obama!

  • Fall 2016 Almanac, Shop

    New Products Fall 2016

    Sprout Central

  • Fall 2016 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    Solar Roadways

    The act of driving on them creates energy, and each individual panel is connected to smart meters, which optimize their output and feed their electricity straight into street lighting, or the grid.

  • Eco Tip, Fall 2016 Almanac

    Eco Tips Fall 2016

  • Artist, Fall 2016 Almanac

    Mark Dion

    Mark Dion is an American conceptual artist that since the 1980s has created spectacular and often fantastical curiosity cabinets, modeled on Wunderkabinetts of the sixteenth century.

  • Eco Cinema, Fall 2016 Almanac

    Grounded

    New research has started to confirm the unexpected, that the surface of the Earth has healing power, like a gigantic treatment table.

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Rainbow Honey

    At a factory in France that processes waste from making M&M's, the bees went foraging,and found the remnants of colored M&M candy shells

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Angel of Death Crown

    Tradition has it that in Appalachian households, when a person died, there was sometimes found in their bed pillow, a closely and mysteriously woven mass of feathers. It was called an Angel Crown, and it indicated that the deceased person had gone to heaven.

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Insectology Sweets

    Matilde Boelhouwer's goal as an artist is to change the perception of eating insects, something she hopes to achieve by turning them into candy. Her bonbons are designed to look like 'little gems," and were made in her Netherlands kitchen.

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    The Secret is in the Soil

    Japanese chef Toshio Tanabe, serves dirt-based specialties alongside oysters, truffles and risotto at his Tokyo restaurant Ne Quittez Pas. Tenable is the world's pioneer of "soil cuisine," and believes that soil adds a healthy natural flavor to all kinds of dishes from soups to sorbets.

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Capsula Mundi Project

    Imagine being able to take your children to a picnic next to a tree that grew from their great-grandmother.

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Man Who Grows Chairs

    Designer and artist Gavin Munro, inspired by the beauty of nature, geometry and the desire to work with wood, has spent the last 10 years studying and developing the techniques and craft of tree shaping and botanical craftsmanship.

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    The Mega Apple Tree

    This apple tree bears fruit of nearly 150 types of apples!

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Gossamer Silk

    This unique hand-woven brocaded textile was made with the golden silk of one million golden orb female spiders.

  • Book, Fall 2016 Almanac

    Animal Rescue by Patrick George

    This is a book in which you become a rescue hero. Simply turn the transparent page and rescue the animals.

  • Book, Fall 2016 Almanac

    Seeds On Ice by Cary Fowler

    The remarkable story of the Global Seed Vault—and the valiant effort to save the past and the future of agriculture.

  • Eco Garden

    Foraging for Purslane

    Purslane is a low-growing succulent like plant that is found around the world (except Antarctica), in gardens and flowerbeds, in the cracks of sidewalks and driveways and by fields and in the wilderness. It grows without any help in sun or shade, in any soil an climate, without fertilizer or water.

  • Fall 2016 Almanac, Recipe

    Curried 3-Lentil Vegetable Soup with rainbow chard ribbons

    This recipe makes quite a bit of soup. It keeps well for at least 3 days and you will be happy to have it on hand for a cozy lunch or dinner.

  • Fall 2016 Almanac, Recipe

    Avocado Salad Dressing

    This homemade creamy avocado salad dressing is delicious and easy to make. It can be made ahead of time in a blender and refrigerated until ready to use.

  • Fall 2016 Almanac, Recipe

    The Ultimate Energy Bites

    They really are little bites of perfect health. Although of course they are unbelievably delicious too!

  • Artist

    Nature & Eco Humor

    Cartoons that I have saved over the years from The New Yorker Magazine or other publications.

  • Sustainable Design

    RePurpose ReUse ReCycle ReClaim ReInvent

    Repurposing, Reusing. Recycling, Reclaiming and Reinventing reduces the amount of waste that is sent to overfilled landfills around the world.

  • Book, Summer 2016 Almanac

    Who will plant a Tree? by Jerry Pallotta

    A squirrel buries an acorn. A dolphin pushes a coconut into an ocean current. A camel chewing a date spits out the seed.

  • Book, Summer 2016 Almanac

    Foraging and Feasting: A Field Guild and Wild Food Cookbook by Dina Falconi

    The book’s 50 beautiful, instructive botanical illustrations and over 100 enlightening master recipes offer an adventurous and satisfying way to eat locally and seasonally.

  • Book, Summer 2016 Almanac

    The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle

    A major new exploration of the economics of animal exploitation and a practical roadmap for how we can use the marketplace to promote the welfare of all living creatures…

  • Recipe, Summer 2016 Almanac

    Nopal Cactus (aka Prickly Pear Cactus)

    Nopales cactus is found along U.S. roadsides in the desert southwest and throughout its native Mexico.

  • Recipe, Summer 2016 Almanac

    Nasturtium Pesto

    This pesto can be spread in sandwiches, used as a sauce for pasta, a marinade on chicken or fish, or a fun addition to breakfast eggs.

  • Recipe, Summer 2016 Almanac

    Turmeric Milk

    This is easy to make, healthy, delicious and soothing and wonderful either for breakfast, or in the evening.

  • Gamechanger, Summer 2016 Almanac

    Winona LaDuke

    Winona LaDuke is an American activist, environmentalist, economist, and writer, known for her work on tribal land claims and preservation, as well as sustainable development.

  • Artist, Summer 2016 Almanac

    Nick Brandt

    Nick Brandt is an English photographer who photographs exclusively in the African continent, one of his goals being to record a last testament to the wild animals and places there before they are destroyed by the hands of man.

  • Eco Cinema, Summer 2016 Almanac

    Seeds of Time

    The documentary Seeds of Time, directed by Sandy McLeod, features agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler as he races against time to protect the future of our food.

  • Eco Cinema, Summer 2016 Almanac

    Terra – An Ode to Humanity

    TERRA is not a wildlife documentary. Nor is it a militant investigative documentary. TERRA is an essay, in the literary sense, on the human species and its relationship with other living beings.

  • Summer 2016 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    Mr. Trash Wheel

    The innovative Mr. Trash Wheel gets help from nature to clean up Baltimore’s polluted inner harbor. By combining old and new technology, the wheel harnesses the power of water and sunlight to collect litter and debris flowing down the Jones Falls River and into Baltimore’s harbor.

  • Recipe, Spring 2016 Almanac

    Coconut Curry

    This easy to make and DELICIOUS recipe is vegan, gluten free and loaded with veggies.

  • Artist, Spring 2016 Almanac

    Andrew Wyeth

    Andrew Wyeth left behind an extensive body of work of more than 3,000 paintings, including the iconic “Christina’s World.”

  • Eco Cinema, Spring 2016 Almanac

    Show The Love And DUMA

  • Spring 2016 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    Noor Complex Solar Thermal Plant

    A giant solar thermal plant called the Noor complex, in Morocco, is using energy from the Sun to power the city of Ouarzazate at night.

  • Gamechanger, Spring 2016 Almanac

    Christiana Figueres

    Christiana Figueres: The woman tasked with saving the world from global warming.

  • Eco Garden

    Green Divas Radio Show Chat

    Interview I did with Green Divas Radio Show!

  • Eco Tip, Sustainable Design

    Old School: Napkin Rings

    When shopping for napkins, I try and choose cloth napkins that are easy to wash, and preferably don’t need to be ironed.

  • Gamechanger

    The Liberty Canyon Wildlife Overpass

    It’s awesome that we have Mountain Lions in Los Angeles! One of them, P-22, has become an international celebrity.

  • Book, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    The Animals of Farthing Wood by Colin Dann

    Fox, Badger, Toad, Tawny Owl, Mole, and the other animals band together and leave their ancestral home and set off to move to a far-away nature reserve.

  • Book, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    Do Unto Animals by Tracey Stewart

    The more we know about the animals in our world and the better we care for them, the better our lives will be.

  • Book, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    Ephemeral Works by Andy Goldsworthy

    On an almost daily basis, Andy Goldsworthy makes art using the materials and conditions he encounters.

  • Recipe, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    Winter Spice Gluten-Free Cake

    This recipe creates a cake that is dense, orangey, and spicy with cinnamon and cloves.

  • Recipe, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Meyer Lemon and Quinoa Salad

    ‘Tis the season for Meyer Lemons and Brussels sprouts!

  • Gamechanger, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    Mark Ruffalo

    Like most eco activists, actor Mark Ruffalo didn’t grow up as one, but became one when he found out about possible hydrofracking happening near his family home in upstate New York.

  • Artist, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    Peter Von Tiesenhausen

    I would love to walk through artist and eco activist Peter von Tiesenhausen’s land, where artwork emerges as if summoned from the ground up.

  • Eco Cinema, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    Racing To Zero

    Racing To Zero is a quick-moving, upbeat documentary presenting new solutions to the global problem of waste.

  • Sustainable Design, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    Eco-Home Inside A Greenhouse

    It’s an innovative, out-of-the-box and under-the-greenhouse idea that not only keeps the house warm, but also protects it from weathering due to the elements.

  • Recipe, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    Cream of Butternut Squash Soup with Lemongrass

    It should be called: The Ultimate Cold and Flu Fighting Soup!

  • Artist

    Artists Review 2015-2016

    Here is a broad spectrum of multi-media from 25 artists who’s work I also enjoy…although nature is still the star!

  • Fall 2015 Almanac, Recipe

    Moroccan Spiced Chickpeas & Chard

    This is a very easy recipe to make that also happens to be delicious! I have made it several times these past few months and it’s always a hit. It never fails to satisfy, plus it’s nutrient rich.

  • Book, Fall 2015 Almanac

    Hickory by Palmer Brown

    A grandfather clock makes a lovely home for a family of mice — if you don’t mind the occasional clang.

  • Book, Fall 2015 Almanac

    Nocturne: Creatures Of The Night by Traer Scott

    Traer Scott takes the viewer on a journey through nighttime in the animal kingdom, revealing some of nature’s most elusive creatures.

  • Book, Fall 2015 Almanac

    Roots: The Definitive Compendium With More Than 225 Recipes by Diane Morgan

    Discover the fascinating history and lore of 29 major roots, their nutritional content, how to buy and store them, and much more.

  • Fall 2015 Almanac, Recipe

    Zucchini And Pistachio Cake

    This cake is delicious and easy to make.

  • Fall 2015 Almanac, Recipe

    Ikarian Longevity Stew With Black Eyed Peas

    This is a savory dish that is full of rich flavor and health benefits. Make it on a rainy day (or any day).

  • Artist, Fall 2015 Almanac

    Chris Drury

    Chris Drury is an environmental artist, who creates site-specific nature based sculpture, often referred to as Land Art.

  • Eco Cinema, Fall 2015 Almanac

    Salt of the Earth

    For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastiao Salgado has been traveling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity.

  • Fall 2015 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    Original Unverpackt

    Since plastic waste from food packaging is an issue close to my heart, I’m so happy that a zero-waste grocery store has opened in Berlin, Germany. Called Original Unverpackt, it’s a German concept store selling groceries without the packaging.

  • Fall 2015 Almanac, Gamechanger

    George Monbiot

    George Monbiot is a British writer known for his environmental activism. In summer 2013, he published Feral: Rewilding the Land, the Sea and Human Life.

  • Artist, Eco Garden

    A Gentleman, Caterer and Naturalist

    Kai Loebach’s Catering + Events is one of the leading boutique catering and comprehensive event planning companies in Los Angeles.

  • Summer 2015 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    The Ecocapsule

    The EcoCapsule lets you live off the grid anywhere in the world!

  • Book, Summer 2015 Almanac

    If You Plant A Seed by Kadir Nelson

    If You Plant a Seed demonstrates not only the process of planting and growing for young children but also how a seed of kindness can bear sweet fruit.

  • Book, Summer 2015 Almanac

    Egg & Nest by Rosamond Purcell, Linnea S. Hall and Rene’ Corado

    Alongside Purcell’s photographs, Linnea Hall and René Corado offer an engaging history of egg collecting…

  • Book, Summer 2015 Almanac

    LOLA Lots of Love Always by Priscilla Woolworth

    LOLA deals with what young women really need to know to lead happy, productive, and fulfilling lives.

  • Artist

    Noah Purifoy

    I followed the High Desert Test Site trail to Noah Purifoy’s Outdoor Museum in Joshua Tree, California.

  • Gamechanger, Summer 2015 Almanac

    Gary Hirshberg

    Gary Hirshberg, founder of Stonyfield organic yogurt, shifted his attention a few years ago to building awareness about genetically modified organisms, or GMOs…

  • Artist, Summer 2015 Almanac

    Noah Purifoy

    Noah Purifoy (1917-2004) was a visual artist and sculptor, co-founder of the Watts Towers Art Center, and creator of the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum…

  • Eco Cinema, Summer 2015 Almanac

    Eco Cinema for Summer 2015

    Watch this with your family… you may be shocked!

  • Recipe, Summer 2015 Almanac

    Pea and Pesto Couscous

    This is super fast to make if you use frozen peas and purchased pesto.

  • Recipe, Summer 2015 Almanac

    Lemon Cornmeal Cake

    This is a wonderful cake for Summer time and one that can be made a ahead and brought to a picnic or just enjoy it at home.

  • Gamechanger

    Raptor Rescue

    Raptors are really important because they maintain nature’s balance by helping control animal populations.

  • Sustainable Design

    Sustainably Repurposing “Waste Fabric”

    The inspiring work ethic of YA LIVING and its creator Lisa Bittan is in step with living more sustainably through wasting less.

  • Eco Tip, Gamechanger

    Earth Day 2015

  • Sustainable Design

    At the Flea

    Fleamarkets, antique stores and shops that offer vintage items for sale are the ultimate in eco-friendly shopping.

  • Book, Spring 2015 Almanac

    The Wild Wisdom of Weeds by Katrina Blair

    The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is about healing ourselves both in body and in spirit.

  • Book, Spring 2015 Almanac

    Animal Architecture by Ingo Arndt

    Every day, all over the world, animals and insects set about the purposeful tasks of designing their homes…

  • Recipe, Spring 2015 Almanac

    Roasted Cauliflower

    This dish is easy to make and delicious.

  • Recipe, Spring 2015 Almanac

    Vegetables, Lentils and Brown Rice

    One of my favorite meals is the kind I make from whatever vegetables and grains I have left in my refrigerator.

  • Gamechanger, Spring 2015 Almanac

    Allan Savory

    Allan Savory is a Zimbabwean ecologist, farmer, soldier, exile, environmentalist, international consultant, and president and co-founder of The Savory Institute.

  • Artist, Spring 2015 Almanac

    Karin Van Der Molen

    Karin van der Molen is a Dutch painter and sculptor. Most of her sculptural work is site specific, mostly involving natural materials such as willow rods, hay and earth.

  • Eco Cinema, Spring 2015 Almanac

    Earth: A New Wild

    Conservation scientist M. Sanjayan takes us on a journey from home to forest, plains to ocean, and then water in Earth: A New Wild.

  • Spring 2015 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    First Carbon Neutral prefab house

    Currently on display in Melbourne’s City Square, the 800 square foot contemporary designed structure boasts airtight indoors to lock in cool air and keep Australia’s intense heat out.

  • Artist, Sustainable Design

    FLOCK at Lotusland

    Lotusland is a dreamy 37-acre estate and botanical garden created by Madame Ganna Walska near Santa Barbara, California and is open to the public.

  • Eco Garden, Recipe

    Vegetables Warriors

    These are the vegetable warriors in my garden.

  • Eco Tip

    Orange Peels

    The house smells amazing, while the oranges are drying.

  • Eco Garden, Eco Tip

    Birdhouses in the Garden- Where Spring is in the Air

    Placing nesting boxes in your yard is a great way to help bird species that normally nest in old woodpecker holes or cavities.

  • Book, Winter 2014/15 Almanac

    Find Momo by Andrew Knapp

    Thousands of Internet fans play hide-and-seek with Momo the border collie every day, and now you can, too.

  • Book, Winter 2014/15 Almanac

    The Green Kitchen by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindhal

    David and Luise tell the stories of their family kitchen, affirming just how easy it is to create nourishing, well-balanced dishes on a daily basis.

  • Book, Winter 2014/15 Almanac

    Rainforest by Lewis Blackwell

    Rainforest opens our minds to the breathtaking beauty of these remarkable ecosystems, with their verdant plant life and diverse animal species.

  • Book, Winter 2014/15 Almanac

    Secret Garden by Johana Basford

    Appealing to all ages, the intricately-realized world of the Secret Garden is both beautiful and inspirational.