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    What I offer in my store is a reflection of my lifestyle, one that is focused on planet friendly choices: invest in things that are useful, that last, that you love and that don’t harm the planet. In my store is an eclectic ever-evolving selection of favorites + one-of-a-kind finds and limited editions from my studio.

  • by priscillawoolworth 6 days ago
    Featured artists in the Winter 2018/219 issue of the Almanac, the Starn brothers, Mike and Doug, create giant structures using bamboo. Click on the link in my profile to my website and the Almanac archives. Photo by Annie Schlechter  @dmstarn 
  • by priscillawoolworth 6 days ago
    Aurora Borealis Do you know the best place to see northern lights in the U.S.? Voyageurs National Park in Northern Minnesota, one of the darkest places in the contiguous United States. The Ojibwe call these lights Wataway. To this day, traditional folklore holds that Wataway are the spirits of ancestors dancing in the sky to celebrate life and remind onlookers below that we are all part of the celestial wonder of creation. Via  @natgeo   #voyageursnationalpark   #minnesota   #wataway   #ojibwe   #auroraborealis 
  • by priscillawoolworth 1 week ago
    Leaf cutter ants in action  @u_earth  in Costa Rica  #backin2016 
  • by priscillawoolworth 1 week ago
    Earth University, Costa Rica A few years ago, I was invited to visit Earth University, that teaches students to become leaders of positive socio-economic and environmental change for their home countries and the world at large. On the campus is a banana plantation, where the bananas are grown using environmentally-friendly practices on a carbon neutral, herbicide free farm. It was beautiful! In addition, the farm is divided up into blocks that are surrounded by the forest jungle, promoting biodiversity and healthy ecosystems. On the way to the plantation, I saw how the bananas are whisked from the farm to the packaging warehouse, where they are then readied to be shipped to markets like Whole Foods in the USA. The blue plastic wrapping on the banana bunches are repurposed into tiles and bricks. Nothing is wasted. I was delighted to see leaf cutter ants and a capuchin monkey, my first sighting of a monkey in the wild. It was exciting! Learn more about the inspiring and innovative Earth University  @u_earth  I was thrilled to give their library a copy of my book LOLA  @lotsoflovealwys   #earthuniversity   #costarica   #guacima   #innovative   #forwardthinking   #inspiring   #beautiful   #fantasticteachers   #wonderfulstudents   #earthloving   #natureloving 
  • by priscillawoolworth 2 weeks ago
    Animal Estates This was a project that Fritz Haeg did at the Whitney Museum of Art for the 2008 Whitney Biennal- when it was at Madison ave & 75th street. The project illustrated where animals used to call home, before the area was developed. In 1609, the upper East Side was clothed in woods, mainly oak, hickory, tulip and chestnut. Wildlife species which might have made this block their home 400 years ago include the bald eagle, barn owl, wood duck, purple Martin, brown bat, mason bee, opossum, northern flying squirrel, bobcat, eastern tiger salamander, eastern mud turtle and beaver. Featured here are some of the animal homes that were set up outside the Whitney. Swipe left to see if you can spot the owl house, bat house, eagle nest, beaver lodge, wood duck house and the purple Martin gourd houses. Plaques were installed that explained the ideal habitat for each animal, such as the wood duck, which read: “Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) We are highly secretive about the location of our homes. We favor tree cavities above water, such as our Estate here on the beaver lodge, so that our young have a soft landing on their first leap.
  • by priscillawoolworth 2 weeks ago
    Repurposed Plant Cutting Support Disks. I made these but found the holes were a little smaller than I wanted them to be. I’m still learning about clay, shrinkage and glazes and the magic that happens when your creations are fired. So, instead of throwing these disks out, I made a wind chime, and suspended them from a branch I brought back from Ojai, California. In the spring, it will find a place  @riversedgefarmny  I find certain gentle sounds, like the occasional twinkle of a chime, a very soothing sound, which I’m looking forward to experiencing in a few months, while planting beds of vegetables, flowers and medicinal plants.  #createthingstolookforwardtoexperiencing   #sooththesenses   #listen   #twinkles   #gentlesounds 
  • by priscillawoolworth 2 weeks ago
    Curried Israeli coucous with roasted cauliflower Delicious and easy to make. I love the combination of curry, coriander, cumin, turmeric and cayenne spices. If you have leftovers, they are good for 3 days. Find the recipe in my book LOLA. Copies available in my online store. Click on the link in my profile above.  #lolalotsoflovealways   #curriedcouscousroastedcauliflower   #deliciousrecipe   #easytomake   #allorganicingredientsused 
  • by priscillawoolworth 3 weeks ago
    See them while you can. A crisp and cold winters walk revealed a diversity of ice shapes along the river that are just beautiful. These winter ephemerals will disappear as the sun warms them, just as the spring ephemeral woodland wildflowers appear one day and are gone the next.
  • by priscillawoolworth 3 weeks ago
    I celebrated New Year’s Day by going for a long walk deep in the woods and it was wonderful. Connecting with nature is an essential part of being alive. “The tonic of wildness” as Henry Thoreau called it, is crucial to our health and happiness. Wishing you lots of time spent in nature in 2022.  #walkinthewoods   #walkinnature   #freshair   #exercise   #surroundedbybeauty 
  • by priscillawoolworth 4 weeks ago
    Cal-Earth Way back, I visited Cal-Earth with my daughter Lucie, who took this photo of me marveling at the interior and ceiling of one of the structures. CalEarth was founded by Nader Khalili (1936-2008) and is located in Hesperia, California (outside of Los Angeles). The California Institute of Earth Art and Architecture is a nonprofit organization committed to providing solutions to the human need for shelter through research, development, and education in earth architecture. They envision a world in which every person is empowered to build a safe and sustainable home with their own hands, using the earth under their feet. “When you seek love with all your heart, you shall find its echoes in the universe.” -Rumi Nader Khalili was inspired by Rumi, the Persian language mystic poet, for his wisdom concerning humanity and the elements of Earth, Water, Air, and Fire. Swipe left to see some examples of superadobes. Learn more about CalEarth  @calearthinstitute  I was originally introduced to CalEarth by a former student and dear friend  @agn3s  Agnes Baddoo is featured volunteering at CalEarth in my book  @lotsoflovealwys  ! “No one can prove there is a meaning to life. I must make my own life meaningful. That

When Time magazine named me a new Green Pioneer in 2009, I had just launched my first online eco friendly general store in Los Angeles, and an online quarterly Almanac Newsletter about everything positive going on in the environment. I also authored the book LOLA Lots of Love Always, about how to live a sustainable lifestyle and make healthy choices that are good for you and the planet. Although targeted to young women, it ended up appealing to all age groups.

As my life and work evolved over the years, my dream was increasingly about living a simpler lifestyle closer to nature, hence my move to the Hudson Valley in Upstate New York, where I could still continue my work, have a much larger garden, woods to wander in and be the best steward I can be of the land I now call home.

Now, I have a new store: Priscilla-Woolworth-Store-Studio, which continues to reflect my lifestyle: acquiring things that are useful, made to last, and don’t harm the planet.

My “larger” garden became a mini organic farm, River’s Edge Farm, where I grow enough food that I am able to donate a portion to a food pantry called the Recovery Kitchen in Hudson, New York. I also sell wild foraged and grown produce to an organic community market in Philmont, New York.

The journey continues.

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