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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.

  • Willow branches Over the past week I shored up eroding
    Willow branches Over the past week, I shored up eroding areas along the river I live near, with willow cuttings that I grew indoors and planted as soon as the danger of frost was over. A free and easy way to protect fragile river banks. You can also just plant cuttings directly in the ground since they take root fairly quickly.  #earthday   #protectrivers   #smallactions   #makeadifference   #hudsonvalley   #thenookny   #PWstudio1   @clctrust 
  • Marvelous! he repeated looking up at me Look! The beauty
    “Marvelous! he repeated, looking up at me. Look! The beauty- but that is nothing- look at the accuracy, the harmony. And so fragile! And so strong! And so exact! This is Nature- the balance of colossal forces. Every star is so- every blade of grass stands so- and the mighty cosmos in perfect equilibrium produces- this. This wonder; this masterpiece of Nature- the great artist.” ~Excerpted from Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad Happy Earth Day 2019 Power to the youth climate movement! They have managed to move the needle on action to address the climate emergency!  @gretathunberg   @extinctionrebellionkids   #earthday   #love 
  • Power to everyone who is part of Extinction Rebellion! extinctionrebellion
    Power to everyone who is part of Extinction Rebellion!  @extinctionrebellion  is bringing people together from all walks of life and creating a community that peacefully protests for government action against climate change. In recognition of Earth Day tomorrow, protests have been happening over this past week from London to Barcelona, Sweden, Bhopal, Mexico and Accra in Ghana Learn more about events this week at https://rebellion.earth  #earthday2019   #earthday   #extinctionrebellion   #climatechange   #peacefulactivism 
  • Happy Easter from my woodland garden to wherever you are
    Happy Easter from my woodland garden to wherever you are today! Freshly picked ramps and fiddleheads for lunch from my forest garden Ramp season has started and picking then in a conscious and ethical way- only pick a few and not the entire plant- assures that they will return year after year.  #ramps   #fiddleheads   #hudsonvalleyny   #thenookny   #priscillawoolworthphotography   #wildness   #forestgarden   #wilderness   #biophilia   #hortophilia   #pwstudio1 
  • Beauty in Simplicity Spring exploring by kerttusiplane earthday earthday2019 nature
    Beauty in Simplicity Spring exploring by  @kerttusiplane   #earthday   #earthday2019   #nature   #inspires 
  • A gorgeous and gentle creature swims along a saltwater canal
    A gorgeous and gentle creature swims along a saltwater canal in Miami/Florida. Great shot taken by  @nestnotes  To witness animals in their natural habitat is a gift Did you know that the manatee’s closest relative is an elephant...and did you know that loss of habitat is the most serious threat facing the manatees. Help manatees by getting involved  @savethemanateeclub   #manatees   #gentlecreature   #protectmanatees   #earthday   #earthday2019 
  • Is there any excusable excuse? Reposted from upstreampolicy earthday earthday2019
    Is there any excusable excuse? Reposted from  @upstreampolicy   #earthday   #earthday2019   #pickuplitter   #litterfree   #keep   #litter   #from   #polluting   #nature 
  • Keeping it Wild in my garden What would the world
    Keeping it Wild ~in my garden~ What would the world be, once bereft Of wet and of wildness? Let them be left, O let them be left, wildness and wet; Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet. -Gerald Manley Hopkins Excerpted from a good read in the NY Times “To Nature Nature Neglect Your Lawn by Margaret Renkl. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/15/opinion/nature-lawns-environment.html By leaving pesticides (poisons) out of our gardens, we are helping protect bees, butterflies, frogs, toads, salamanders and songbirds, all essential to balancing the ecosystem we depend on Lots more information can be found on my site, including best flowers
  • From inside my greenhousethe map I made for the pollinator
    From inside my greenhouse...the map I made for the pollinator garden I just planted. Lots of native milkweed for the monarch butterflies to feast on and all sorts of poppies, pink flowers from Tenants Harbor/ME, cosmos, bee-balm, calendula, Mexican hat, rudbeckia galore and red zinnias, and  @hudsonvalleyseedco  good bug blooms too, and wildflowers are most welcome to mix in. I’ll share photos over the summer! Planting pollinator loving flowers helps create a haven for bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects like lacewings, ladybugs and their fiends the grasshoppers and crickets. A garden with wildness, one with a generous amount of
  • Fabulous photo by rudyjude I remember way back when I
    Fabulous photo by  @rudyjude  I remember way back when I worked on puzzles with my daughters and it was always fun My bride-to-be daughter Arielle still loves doing puzzles and the best fun is when we get to do one together  #puzzles   #funwith   #yourkids   #wholesomefun   #doittogether   #togetherness   #parenting   #summers   #in   #maine 

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

  • Recipe, Spring 2019 Almanac

    Slow-Roasted Red Peppers

    From the cookbook Lunch! by Olivia Mack McCOOL

  • Book, Spring 2019 Almanac

    A Handmade Life: In Search of Simplicity By Wm. S. Coperthwaite

    William Coperthwaite is a teacher, builder, designer, and writer who for many years has explored the possibilities of true simplicity on a homestead on the north coast of Maine.

  • 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