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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 20 hours ago
    Winter Trees In winter, we are prone to regard our trees as cold, bare, dreary; and we bid them wait until they are again clothed in verdure before we may accord to them comradeship. However, it is during this winter resting time that the tree stands revealed to the uttermost, ready to give its most intimate confidences to those who love it. It is indeed a superficial acquaintance that depends upon the garb worn for half the year; and to those who know them, the trees display even more individuality in the winter than in the summer. The summer is the tree’s period of reticence, when, behind its mysterious veil of green, it is so busy with its own life processes that it has no time for confidences, and may only now and then fling us a friendly greeting. ~words by Anna Botsford Comstock Via  @brainpicker  Photo by  #priscillawoolworthphotography   #onawinterwoodlandwalk   #hudsonvalleyny   #annabotsfordcomstock   #wintertrees   #winteringistherootoftrees ’resilience
  • by priscillawoolworth 2 days ago
    Unbelievable Sight Photograph Colin Richards captured this incredible sight stretching across 130 metres of fencing in Mynydd Pwll-yr-lwrch in South Wales/UK. Storm Arwen created a masterpiece after the winds blast moorland grasses so hard they weave themselves around the 130 metre fence.  #colinrichards  via  @charfaber  via  @anthonyslayterralph   #incrediblesight   #createdbynature   #southwales   #windstorm   #wovenbynature   #wovenbythewind  #époustouflant
  • by priscillawoolworth 3 days ago
    Before & After Swipe left for the “after,” available in my store! Dried by the sun and wind, wild foraged golden oyster mushrooms are delicious. Add them to risotto, vegetable stir-fry, omelette, pasta, or a pot-pie. Get some while you can as I have limited quantities of these, until I pick more next summer! Link to my store is in the profile above.  #wildforaged   #goldenoystermushroom   #delicious   #eatforhealth 
  • by priscillawoolworth 3 days ago
    Pretty Outdoor Food Covers Just added these mesh covers to my online store! They are available in 5 sizes. The covers are excellent at keeping insects away from food when entertaining outdoors and are made with sturdy mesh, easy to store away when not in use and endlessly reusable. I have a set I’ve been using for years and I love how pretty they make the serving dishes look. Click on the link in my profile above to each my online store.  #meshfoodcovers   #handmade   #shellsactasweights   #pretty 
  • by priscillawoolworth 5 days ago
    I love roasted chestnuts, which are in season right now. Roast them when they are fresh as chestnuts do dry up over time. To roast chestnuts at home, turn your oven to 425 degrees. Score an X in the top of each chestnut. Put them in an oven safe pan and roast from 15-20 minutes. Enjoy! Chestnuts are high in fiber, low in carbohydrates and contain several vitamins and minerals.  #eatforhealth   #chestnuts   #tistheseason   #roastchestnuts 
  • by priscillawoolworth 7 days ago
    Black Walnuts ~collected near my home~ I collected a bushel of these black walnuts at the foot of a big walnut tree, that I recently discovered in the wildest area of my land, which is impenetrable from May till November because it’s so thick with everything you can possibly imagine that grows in the Hudson Valley. Black walnut trees most often grow in the wild in the northeast of America. For centuries Native Americans used the nut meats as a food source and the husks for medicines and dyes. Black walnuts contain the highest amount of protein of any nut, and have higher levels of antioxidants than the more popular English walnut- swipe left to see the store bought ones. Black walnut health benefits affect almost every system in the body from cardiovascular to disease prevention, better gut bacteria, reduces cholesterol and lowers blood sugar. Once you have removed the husk, leave them somewhere protected from squirrels to dry and cure for about 3 weeks. You can then store them in a cool dark place for up to a year or better, shell and freeze the nuts, they will last for years.  #blackwalnuts   #wildharvested   #wildforaged   #superfood 
  • by priscillawoolworth 1 week ago
    Eternal Love By Comte-Meuwly Featured in my Almanac in 2020, this 60 feet high birdhouse is an artificial tree, and a sanctuary for birds. The three-legged monument supports an oversized mistletoe ball, which serves as a nest box for birds while helping to support the lifecycle of the plant. The project is called ‘Eternal Love,’ to call attention to mistletoe’s possible extinction caused by lack of fertile ground, availability of old apple trees (they thrive in abandoned apple orchards), and diminishing number of birds. Mistletoe is a hemi-parasitic plant that both produces its own food and also absorbs water and minerals from the tree it is growing on. It relies on birds to eat the berries, digesting the fleshy part and spreading the seeds through excretion. In addition, did you know that mistletoe has medicinal properties. The berry, leaf and stem have been used for centuries to treat circulatory and respiratory problems. Mistletoe extract is used in the treatment of cancer, by killing some types of cancer cells and stimulating the immune system. Consult with your health care practitioner before trying mistletoe extract. *Mistletoe is highly poisonous and accidentally eating it’s berry can cause death. To read more, the almanac
  • by priscillawoolworth 1 week ago
    The Landing Sharing my cozy home with aloes on the windowsill, handmade seed starting pots, gourds drying and beloved books. Life in a small house requires maximizing space, and some creative thinking!  #mylife   #livinginasmallhouse   #nospaceiswasted   #hudsonvalley   #upstateNY   #thenookny   #1790barnhouse   #aworkinprogress   #stilllifetableau 
  • by priscillawoolworth 2 weeks ago
    Wildness in my Greenhouse Pots and more stored away for the winter. Medicinal plants found nearby , gourds grown for future birdhouses and my very small wild clay processing table set up and ready. I have 4 shelves of dried clay to work through.  #aydiosmio  Greenhouse located  @riversedgefarmny 
  • by priscillawoolworth 2 weeks ago
    Another mushroom found and identified thanks to the Mushroom Identification Deck 1: The Edibles! The Mushroom ID Deck is in stock and available in my online store-Click on the link in my profile.  #mushroomidentification   #theedibles   #wildforagedmushrooms   #be100 %surethatthemushroom  #isedible  Reposted from  @whichfungi   @michelbeeckman 

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.

What’s New

  • Book, Winter 2020/2021 Almanac

    Fragile: Birds, Eggs and Habitats By Colin Prior

    Birds’ eggs are true wonders of the natural world: they are strong enough to protect the embryo as it grows and to withstand incubation by the parent, yet sufficiently fragile to allow the chick to hatch.

  • Book, Winter 2020/2021 Almanac

    The Story of Trees: And How They Changed the World

    The Story of Trees takes the reader on a visual journey from some of the earliest known tree species on our planet to the latest fruit cultivars.

  • Book, Winter 2020/2021 Almanac

    Seeds and Trees: A children’s book about the power of words By Brandon Walden

    It’s time to tell a special tale that will warm the hearts of readers of all ages.