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  • Eco Tip, Summer 2017 Almanac

    New Products for Summer 2017!

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

  • Eco Garden, Summer 2017 Almanac

    June 2017 Eco-Gardening

    Moon Gardening by Priscilla Woolworth

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…