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    LOLA

    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.

  • Did you know that its a good idea to leave
    Did you know that it’s a good idea to leave the fallen leaves in your yard. Fallen leaves support a healthy yard, woodland and forest. Fallen leaves add an additional physical layer of organic materials above ground, provide food, shelter, and nesting or bedding materials to a variety of wildlife, as well as overwintering protection for a number of insects, all of which work together to contribute to a healthy yard. One more thing. The soil itself is also a beneficiary of this autumnal gift of fallen leaves, as the leaves compost over time (even faster if you run a
  • Mail Art by Sending Stones by Horikawa Michio This stone
    Mail Art by Sending Stones by Horikawa Michio This stone was addressed to Matsuzawa Kumiko. Could a rock be sent like this from USPS?! I’m going to try it. Reposted from  @lauraclaytonbaker   #horikawamichio   #woven   #rocks   #mailart 
  • New Beginnings Starting to knit a new wool piece Did
    New Beginnings Starting to knit a new wool piece Did you know that wool products improve the quality of the air indoors. Wool fibers naturally absorb air pollutants such as formaldehyde, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide. Because wool won’t re-emit these contaminants after it collects them, some estimates show that wool carpets may work to purify the air for up to 30 years.  #woolrocks   #woolisworthit   #wool   #naturalairpurifier   #woolcarpets   #priscillawoolworthphotography 
  • Since billions of the dreaded microplastics have been found in
    Since billions of the dreaded microplastics have been found in those silken tea bags (which are actually made of plastic), a great and much healthier alternative is using loose tea. Featured here is a glass jar where I store my organic black tea. When I make a cup of tea, I scoop up a spoonful in either of these mesh strainers and soak them in a cup or travel mug. Refuse gourmet tea bags. Did you know that every time you sip a cup of gourmet tea made with “silk” tea bags, you could be swallowing billions of plastic particles.
  • The Cutest Eastern Screech Owl Did you know that pairs
    The Cutest Eastern Screech Owl Did you know that pairs are usually monogamous and remain together for life. Some males, however, will mate with two different females. The second female may evict the first female, lay her own eggs in the nest, and incubate both clutches.  #easternscreechowl   #owl   #owlnews   #priscillawoolworthphotography 
  • Out  About At the Field  Supply modern makers
    Out & About At the Field + Supply modern makers crafters fair at the Hudson Brickyard/Kingston/NY. So many wonderful things by local artisans Peas and leaves by  @katieridleymurphy .info Dried flora by  @jessica .logan.designs Loved bumping into  @elizabethkenya  and  @ronniecitron  and seeing Joanne and Drew  @hammertownbarn   @fieldandsupply   #modernmakers   #artisans   #artists   #nomades   #handmade 
  • The Last Threshing These are the last runner and string
    The Last Threshing These are the last runner and string beans seeds I’ll be saving this season. Threshing is a process where you loosen the seed from its pod. This works really well with plants that have really small seeds like arugula, poppies and purslane, for example. Soon, I’ll be offering organic seeds from my garden in my online store! I’ll let you know when it launches. I’ll also give a portion of my seeds to a local seed library  #PWstore +Studio  #savingseeds   #organicallygrown   #growyourownfood   #seedlibrary   #thenookny 
  • Reused Food Labels Did you read the short piece I
    Reused Food Labels Did you read the short piece I wrote about my favorite foods to freeze? It’s in the current issue of the Almanac Newsletter. Every day, I’m trying to reduce the amount of waste my household makes, including food waste. Are you also trying to do the same? To read the piece, click on the link in my bio above  #foodwaste   #reducefoodwaste   #reducewaste   #everydaygoals   #goodfortheplanet   #thenookny 
  • This morning I looked over the fog covered field and
    This morning, I looked over the fog covered field and was overwhelmed by how beautiful it was, full of the fading colors of yellow goldenrod and purple asters. I went for a walk and came back with witch hazel, oyster mushrooms and hickory nuts in the woods near my house, hazelnuts from the hedge and peanuts from my garden.  #fadedbeauty   #foggymorning   #witchhazel   #oystermushrooms   #hickorynut   #pignut   #hazelnut   #peanut   #acorn   #spendtimeinnature   #thenookny 
  • Tree Deck With wood fired hot tub on lower deck
    Tree Deck With wood fired hot tub on lower deck.  #trees   #liveinthetrees   #hammock   #bench   #meditate   #read   #sleep   #listen   #watch   #touch   #smell   #treedeck   #connectwithnature   @dwellmagazine 

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 News, Fall 2019 Almanac

    Reduce Food Waste and Save Time by Freezing It

    This is how I save leftovers, bread, fresh herbs and bananas at home: simply store the foods in freezer safe glass containers or reusable freezer bags to save time, money and waste.

  • Blog, Eco News, Fall 2019 Almanac

    Sounds of Nature

    A group of professional nature recordists from around the globe have collaborated to develop Nature Soundmap , an enjoyable and interactive way of exploring the natural sounds of our planet.

  • Fall 2019 Almanac, The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Snail Slime

    Did you know that it was in the 1980s that the potential of snail secretions was first noticed by breeders in Chile, who marvelled at how soft their hands became after handling the molluscs?