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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.

  • About to bloom in my garden in the Hudson Valley
    About to bloom in my garden in the Hudson Valley... Did you know that day lilies are edible? The shoots can be eaten raw in a salad, or made into pesto. The flower bud is eaten cooked in soup, or in an omelet. The flower can be eaten raw in a salad or cooked in soup. **With any wild harvested foods, try a little at first and integrate it slowly into your diet. Also, edible wild foraged greens such as chickweed, garlic mustard or yellow dock leaves should always be chopped when adding to a salad for best flavor Art
  • Its almost time to mow the fields Many farmers are
    It’s almost time to mow the fields Many farmers are delaying mowing until late June or July, to give the grass nesting birds, like sparrows, bobolinks, and meadowlarks, food and time to raise their young. Back in the day, when horses were used before tractors, their hoof sounds and movements warned wildlife ahead of the blade. Landowners who choose to leave their fields alone, usually do a rough cut at the end of August. Before and after, it serves as a mini grassland sanctuary, something that others might want to consider doing as well. (Image reposted from an earlier post);
  • Dear Natures Promise I applaud your commitment to providing organic
    Dear Nature’s Promise, I applaud your commitment to providing organic, gmo free, pesticide, fungicide and herbicide free products, such as the 4 red bell peppers I bought recently. As our planet is being overwhelmed by plastic waste and our own bodies are being polluted by microplastics, it would be wonderful if you would offer your vegetables free from plastic wrapping. I have a great idea for an alternative that would protect the produce from damage, from harvest to supermarket shelf. Thinking every day of solutions to problems, especially when it involves plastic pollution  #naturespromise   @hannafordmkts   #reduceplasticwaste   #plasticfree   #alternative   #packaging   #inspire 
  • These two Repost gretathunberg 16 year old climate change activist
    These two Repost  @gretathunberg  16 year old climate change activist with  @barackobama   #wondering   #how   #their   #conversation   #went 
  • Leaf Portraits by Jenny Lee Fowler Since 2007 the artist
    Leaf Portraits by Jenny Lee Fowler Since 2007, the artist has been cutting silhouette portraits from green leaves and pressing them like natural history specimens. She was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s cutting of a couple from a rubber leaf. Available for commissions. Story originally seen in  @chronogram   @jenny .lee.fowler  #artist   #uses   #naturalmaterials   #to   #make   #art   #greenleaves   #naturalhistory   #portrait   #silhouette 
  • Extreme tree pruning in the late 1800s dont try this!
    Extreme tree pruning in the late 1800’s -don’t try this!- Do you know when you should not prune trees? In the fall, because decay fungi spread their spores profusely and wounds heal more slowly. But. Light pruning and the removal of dead wood can be done anytime. In the Spring, for trees that bloom, wait till the flowers have faded before pruning. Trees and shrubs that flower in mid-to late summer should be pruned in winter or early spring. Find my favorite and most practical gardening tips on my site- the link is in the profile above. Search for the
  • There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of
    There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter ~Rachel Carson ...and that as spring folds into summer, the wildflowers dance with the butterflies, and the birds eggs, the sycamore pompons and the wasp nest, as they come and go... Natural treasures found on a walk in the magical woods by my house Have a great weekend!  #rachelcarson   #nature   #reassuring   #seasons   #wildness   #returns   #yearafteryear 
  • Bivalve Buddhas Did you know that over a mussels lifetime
    Bivalve Buddhas Did you know that over a mussels lifetime (approximately two years), it will have filtered over 10,000 gallons of water. And...as they filter water, the mussels tissues absorb some of the chemicals and pathogens that are present, such as herbicides, pharmaceuticals and flame retardants (according to researchers at Stanford University in California), leaving behind clearer and cleaner water. Mussels also capture nutrients, store them and then release them at a later time. If you find yourself with the choice of eating mussels, choose ones that have been harvested from clean waters and should only be eaten. Source:  @patagoniaprovisions 
  • How lush the Hudson Valley grows! My little 2 month
    How lush the Hudson Valley grows! My little 2 month old greenhouse is disappearing behind a wall of mugwort and goldenrod
  • Friends helping friends Throwback to a few years ago at
    Friends helping friends Throwback to a few years ago, at my former home in Los Angeles, when lovely Lambert Wilson helped me prep several of my raised beds He is such a sweetheart, who cares deeply about the environment and in between his film projects, spends time raising awareness about environmental issues in France.  #french   #moviestar   #gardener   #environmentalactivist   #naturelover   #lambertwilson   #uses   #his   #starpower   #for   #thegood   #of   #the   #planet 

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

  • Book, Summer 2019 Almanac

    Trees Of Power: The organic grower’s guide to planting, propagation, culture, and ecology By Akiva Silver

    Trees are our allies in healing the world.

  • Eco Tip, Summer 2019 Almanac

    PW Tip #1: Poison Ivy Salve

    This magic elixir is what her grandmother doused her with when she had gotten into a patch of the dreaded poison ivy.

  • Blog, Eco News, Gamechanger, Summer 2019 Almanac

    Zach Bush

    Zach Bush is a triple board certified physician, master healer & consciousness, and is the founder and director of M Clinic, an integrative medicine center in Charlottesville, Virginia...