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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.

  • LOLA is now available at The Chatham Bookstore in Chatham
    LOLA is now available at The Chatham Bookstore in Chatham, New York& #x2764 ;& #xfe0f ; So thrilled that my book is in this lovely bookshop! LOLA is also available online at www.priscillawoolworth.com LOLA (Lots of Love Always) is a reference guide on how to live a sustainable lifestyle and make healthy choices that are good for you and the planet.  @janegoodallinst   @alicelouisewaters   @amandapays   @agn3s   @studiomadwhip   @arieelwes   @lucielwes   @gunnerdh   #jamiewyeth  Swipe left to see who is reading LOLA& #x2764 ;& #xfe0f ;  #lola   #lotsoflovealways   #sustainable   #sustainableliving   #goodchoices   #healthychoices   #motherearth   #planetfriendly   #empowering   #referencebook   #realworld   #college   #internship   #volunteering   #selfsufficient   #independent   #naturalbeauty   #organicfoods   #healthyalternatives   #practical   #repurpose   #healthychoices   #choosehealth 
  • A Fall Day Mushroom Forage in the Hudson Valley Can
    A Fall Day Mushroom Forage in the Hudson Valley Can you spot the only edible mushroom/fungi? It’s actually medicinal...A turkey tail mushroom. (A must see: Paul Stamets’s Turkey Tail Ted Talk) These were some of the specimens I found on this past Sunday’s excursion I went with The Outside Institute’s Laura Silverman. Swipe to the left to see one of the many red-spotted newts we saw; the delicious-to-walk-on mossy trail; our knowledgeable and fabulous guide Laura showing our group at the end of our walk how to do proper mushroom identification and a melange of treasures found by one of
  • Such a fun day today visiting several gardens on the
    Such a fun day today visiting several gardens on the Dutchess County/NY Garden Conservancy tour with my dear friend Amanda. Loved the wood garden fence made using branches from the property, now all covered in lichen. Swipe to the left to the last image and have a laugh when saying the artists name, three times and fast! Flowers I saw today, which I had never seen before and am now obsessed with: Herons Pirouette Begonia, Toad Lily and Actea Simplex Brunette  @thegardenconservancy   @innisfreegarden   #ilovetogarden   #gardening   #gardeningrocks 
  • Sunflower Heads amp Black Walnuts drying together The sunflowers are
    Sunflower Heads & Black Walnuts, drying together. The sunflowers are from my garden, growing next to the gourds. I just learned recently that just like black walnut trees, apparently sunflowers should not be planted near vegetables because they too have an allelopathic chemical, one that inhibits the growth of plants in the area. Also, it’s best to not till sunflower remains back into a vegetable garden either, as the chemicals will remain in the soil for some time. Next year, I’ll be planting the sunflowers on the outside of my vegetable garden! My walnuts trees, which are planted away from
  • Sleeping Under The Starsx2728 This charming collage was made by
    Sleeping Under The Stars& #x2728 ; This charming collage was made by a creative duo, Vicki and Brooke, mother and daughter artists, who only use branches, flowers and leaves. The pieces are all 100 percent natural; not a drop of glue in sight. Once they have taken a photo of the collage, they quickly clear the table and bring the used greenery back outdoors. See more at their site  @sistergoldenshop   #underthestars   #creative   #mother   #daughter   #sistergolden 
  • Flashback to last February when these 2 cuttings from my
    Flashback to last February, when these 2 cuttings- from my former fig tree in Los Angeles- were just starting to sprout roots...Swipe left to see them this morning Other plants I have successfully grown from cuttings are geraniums, mint and rosemary. Which ones have you grown from cuttings? Wondering what chores you could or should be doing in your garden this month...Posted on my site is the September garden chore calendar at www.priscillawoolworth.com  #figtree   #losangeles   #california   #to   #the   #hudsonvalley   #springsummer   #outdoors   #fallwinter   #indoors 
  • Goldenrod aka Solidago spp a wonder weed Currently my field
    Goldenrod aka Solidago spp. ~a wonder weed~ Currently, my field is full of goldenrod with a sprinkling of purple asters here and there. Just beautiful I let it re-wild this year (instead of mowing it) and the wild flowers haven’t stopped since last May, with the biggest show for the end of the summer: a field of gold. And the butterflies came. Loads of them, especially Monarchs, Swallowtails, Great Spangled Fritillary, Luna Moth and Galium Sphinx Moth. Bees, wasps, ladybugs, dragonflies, hummingbirds, and all sorts of birds. Toads (including wart, who lives in the vegetable garden), frogs, and salamanders. This
  • Walking in the woods The lasting pleasures of contact with
    Walking in the woods... The lasting pleasures of contact with the natural world are not reserved for scientists but are available to anyone who will place himself under the influence of earth, sea, and sky. ~Rachel Carson  #freshair   #healthyliving   #soundsofnature   #birds   #wind   #steps   #earth   #twigs   #leaves   #moss   #earthysmells   #I   #am   #going   #back   #there   #right   #now !
  • Shout Out to Gary and Matthew Moretti of Bangs Islands
    Shout Out to Gary and Matthew Moretti of Bangs Islands Mussels, Portland, ME! After earning a master’s degree in marine biology, Matthew Moretti forewent an academic career and instead, purchased a struggling mussel farm in 2010 with his 66-year-old father, Gary. Did you know that mussels are the rare crop than do more good than harm. Mussels are filter feeders, which means they extract nutrients from the water and, in the process, improve its quality. Father and son Moretti insist on sustainability at every step: they eschew fertilizers, use reusable ropes rather than disposable mesh socks, and fuel their boats
  • Beautiful Clean Beaches Today is Coastal Clean Up Day! This
    Beautiful Clean Beaches Today is Coastal Clean Up Day! This is the world’s largest volunteer day to protect our environment. Heal the Bay organizes efforts in L.A.County. Also, you can go to  @coastalcommission  to find a location near you in California  #beach   #beachcleanup  Supercharge your cleanup efforts by holding companies accountable for the products they create. Learn how to identify the brands on the trash you pick up- http://bit.ly/BFFPbrandaudit  #breakfreefromplastuc   #plasticpollutes   #noplasticstraws   #noplasticbags   #noplasticutensils   #nocigarettebutts   @plasticpollutes   @boyanslat   @theoceancleanup 

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

  • Fall 2018 Almanac, Gamechanger

    Robyn Van En

    Robyn Van En was one of the originators of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), a business model that helps small, diverse organic farms cope with the expenses of organic farming methods by selling "shares" of the harvest to CSA members before the farming seasons begins.

  • Eco Tip, Fall 2018 Almanac

    PW Tip: Celery

    How to keep celery fresh!

  • Bird News, Fall 2018 Almanac

    Cutting Trees to Save Birds

    “It's OK to cut some trees,” said Andrew Shultz, landowner outreach forester for the Maine Forest Service. He explained that selective thinning, which can be a single tree or a half acre, helps biodiversity and enhances wildlife habitat.