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    LOLA (Lots Of Love Always) is a book for young women about how to adopt a sustainable lifestyle and make healthy choices. Filled with colorful graphics and a wealth of tips, recipes, remedies, and inspiring anecdotes, LOLA deals with what young women really need to know to lead happy, productive, and fulfilling lives.

  • Tis morel season in the Hudson ValleyLook at the size
    ‘Tis morel season in the Hudson Valley...Look at the size of this one my friend found foraging in an old apple orchard at her place! Morels should be rinsed thoroughly before cooking and are excellent in an omelet, pasta or risotto. Did you know that morels are rich in iron, copper, Vitamin D, phosphorus and manganese One more thing...did you know that if you eat too many mushrooms, you can become allergic to them. Master mycologist Paul Stamets can no longer eat mushrooms  @paulstamets   @moyramulholland   @goosay  And...it’s best (safer) to eat mushrooms cooked.  #eatforhealth   #wildmushrooms   #morels   #morel   #morchella   #foraging 
  • HoldFasts I found these a few years ago on a
    HoldFasts I found these a few years ago, on a beach in Southern California. Holdfasts are root-like structures that anchor seaweed to a substrate. They are torn from the ocean floor by storms and eventually wash up on the beach.  #SoCal   #holdfast   #seaweed   #ocean   #pacificocean   #substrate   #rocks   #priscillawoolworthphotography 
  • In season this month Look out for these at your
    In season this month Look out for these at your Local Market or Farmer’s Market: Fennel, Strawberries, Mango and Rhubarb. Produce eaten when in season is best as it’s at its highest nutrient content More healthy helpful reminders can be found on my site. The link is in the bio above! Stop in for a visit, and get an all access pass to my entire site (did you know that your information is never shared with third parties).  #eatforhealth   #chooseorganic   #asoftenasyoucan   #eatinseason 
  • Bird Hutch Swipe left to see several charming handmade bird
    Bird Hutch Swipe left to see several charming handmade bird feeders, where squirrels are also welcome and not to forget the bears, which are beloved in this garden. It was wonderful to experience this garden closeup, after having admired it from afar when I first drove by it 2 years ago.  @thegardenconservancy   @kathyruttenberg   @upstate_diary   #hudsonvalleyny   #broccolihall   #maxinepaetro   #koi   #birdfeeders   #birds   #priscillawoolworthphotography 
  • Cardboard news Cardboard should and can be recycled! Find a
    Cardboard news: Cardboard should and can be recycled! Find a drop off location in your area by using earth911.com’s Recycling Locator. Also, cardboard that has all tape and stickers removed, is a great first layer on the ground and excellent foundation when you start your compost pile. You can also cut it up into pieces and add them to the compost pile. Did you know that over half of the cardboard collected is used to make new cardboard boxes, and additional cardboard can be downcycled into paperboard (used for cereal boxes) or chipboard (used for shoeboxes). Also, recycling 1 ton
  • Does anyone know what this is? I love it and
    Does anyone know what this is? I love it and saw it yesterday when I was out and about in the Hudson Valley.
  • Inspired by Maines rugged coastal landscape Hubris At Nemisis is
    Inspired by Maine’s rugged coastal landscape, “Hubris Atë Nemisis” is an immersive installation by  @ellisbeauregardfoundation  fellows Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen at Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland, Maine Reposted from  @cmcanow   #inspiredbynature   #coastalMaine   #Paper   #wood 
  • Beautiful foggy nature walk hawthornevalley through the woods along a
    Beautiful foggy nature walk  @hawthornevalley  through the woods, along a creek where natural treasures live like wild ginger, and trout lily share the forest garden with millipedes and salamanders. Enjoy the Spring wherever you are in the Northern hemisphere!  #hudsonvalley   #upstateny   #springwalk   #freshair   #exercise   #immersed   #innature 
  • Repost from gretathunberg Where are the breaking news? The extra
    Repost from  @gretathunberg  Where are the breaking news? The extra news broadcasts? The front pages? Where are the emergency meetings? The crisis summits? What could be more important? We are failing but we have not yet failed. We can still fix this. But not if we continue like today. Not a chance.  #climatebreakdown   #ecologicalbreakdown   #dontlookaway   #turnpanicintoaction 
  • Did you know that its Compost Awareness Week and that
    Did you know that it’s Compost Awareness Week and that there are numerous benefits from composting leaves in the garden. By composting leaves, you will have a dark, rich, and earthy organic matter that can be used like soil. Composted leaves add nutrients to garden soil, helps retain moisture and repels weeds when used as mulch. In my garden, the leaf litter is enjoyed by wild turkeys, birds and provided a winter blanket for toads and other small animal neighbors.  #compostawarenessweek   #compost   #ilovecompost   #composting   #is   #good   #for   #the   #planet 

To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival

~ Wendell Berry

Welcome to the Almanac Newsletter, an e-quarterly in which each issue celebrates innovations in Sustainable and Innovative Designs, Game-Changers who are creating and inspiring positive change, Eco Films that entertain and enlighten, Artists and Authors who are inspired by nature, Plant Based Recipes, a monthly Organic Gardening Calendar, as well as empowering readers to become informed consumers, by turning their purchasing power into a powerful tool for change. Attention is given as well to a Group or Organization that endeavors to arrest, contain, or reverse environmental damage and preserve our natural world for future generations.

As the public becomes increasingly aware of global warming and the unhealthy repercussions of heedless consumption of environmentally harmful products, people are more and more choosing to commit to greener, healthier lifestyles. We are all learning how to make conscious choices that reduce our use of natural resources and ideally serve to protect and sustain them.

Welcome also to my book titled LOLA, Lots of Love Always, which is aimed at young women but is a good read for everyone. It shows how to live a sustainable lifestyle and make healthy choices that are good for you and the planet at large. You are welcome to read the LOLA Blog, which has been archived on my site.

~Invest in the future by taking care of the present~

Priscilla Woolworth

What’s New

  • Eco Cinema, Spring 2019 Almanac

    The Story of Electronics

    The Story of Electronics employs the Story of Stuff style to explore the high-tech revolution’s collateral damage—25 million tons of e-wa

  • Eco Tip, Spring 2019 Almanac

    How To Save Seeds

    Seed saving happens all year long, depending where you live.

  • Book, Spring 2019 Almanac

    The Secret Wisdom of Nature: Trees, Animals, and the Extraordinary Balance of All Living Things by Peter Wohlleben

    Nature is full of surprises: deciduous trees affect the rotation of the Earth, cranes sabotage the production of Iberian ham, and coniferous forests can make it rain. But what are the processes that drive these incredible phenomena? And why do they matter?