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  • Eco Garden, Summer 2018 Almanac

    July Eco Garden

    Moon Gardening with Priscilla Woolworth

  • Eco Garden, Summer 2018 Almanac

    Companion Planting in the Vegetable Garden

    Plants interact with each other, and behave a lot like us: some get along, some don’t. The following list is of plants that get along with each other or offer some benefit to another such as enhancing fertility or handicapping pests or diseases.

  • Animal News, Summer 2018 Almanac

    Caribou News

    Did you know that in June, after migrating hundreds of miles north from their winter grounds, some 130,000 caribou in the Porcupine herd finally reach Alaska’s coastal plain on the Beaufort Sea?

  • Eco Tip, Summer 2018 Almanac

    PW Tips

    PW Tips 2018 Summer

  • Nature News, Summer 2018 Almanac

    Eat Stinging Nettles

    Stinging Nettles contain vitamins C and K, B vitamins, as well as minerals like calcium, magnesium and iron, to name a few. It also has amino acids and antioxidants, which may help fight free radicals.

  • Nature News, Summer 2018 Almanac

    Forest Stewardship

    I recently took an informative 6 week long workshop called the Fundamentals of Forest Stewardship because I wanted to learn how to have a reciprocal and productive relationship with the forest by my home, and have a deeper understanding of the forest garden within, as well as learn the tools to preserve natural habitats for animals and insects alike.

  • Summer 2018 Almanac, The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Bag Moth Cocoon

    Once the case is built, only adult males ever leave the case, never to return, when they take flight to find a mate.

  • Eco Tip, Summer 2018 Almanac

    The Story of Microfibers

    Synthetic fabrics, from which 60% of all clothing on earth is made, have a big hidden problem: when they’re washed, they release tiny plastic bits — called microfibers...

  • Summer 2018 Almanac, The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Carrier Shells

    How does the carrier shell hunt, hold and glue other shells and bits of coral to themselves?

  • Book, Summer 2018 Almanac

    How the Trees Got Their Voices by Susan Andra Lion and Sue Lion

    While camping with a group of girls, Susan Andra Lion was given this tale about trees, nature and also the relationship of living things within a forest ecosystem.

  • Book, Summer 2018 Almanac

    Farming the Woods: An integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests by Ken Mudge and Steve Gabriel

    Farming the Woods invites a remarkably different perspective: that a healthy forest can be maintained while growing a wide range of food, medicinal, and other non-timber products

  • Book, Summer 2018 Almanac

    A Natural History of the Hedgerow: and ditches, dykes and dry stone walls by John Wright

    This beautifully produced book is a practical and comprehensive record of hedges, dry stone walls, ditches and other agricultural boundaries found throughout the United Kingdom.

  • Eco Tip, Summer 2018 Almanac

    Find a Sit Spot

    Maintaining a sit spot is one of the most profound activities you can undertake. It hones your observational skills, helping you learn about the woods, and how the forest or trees change.

  • Summer 2018 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    The Gates of Light

    Inspired by the iridescent sparkling of butterfly wings, the GATES OF LIGHT in the Netherlands, are structures on a causeway, which are illuminated by the headlamps of passing cars, reflecting light through small prisms.

  • Gamechanger, Summer 2018 Almanac

    Jack Johnson

    Jack Johnson is a singer-songwriter, environmental activist in the ecology and sustainability movement (with an ocean-centric focus), founder of the Allatonce foundation and UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador.

  • Recipe, Summer 2018 Almanac

    Stinging Nettle Soup

    Cooked nettles are not only delicious, but also full of health benefits and… they lose their sting when cooked.

  • Eco Garden, Eco Tip, Summer 2018 Almanac

    Dandelions

    These “considered weed” plants, have a number of powerful health benefits. In fact, humans have been using dandelions in food for much of recorded history.

  • Eco Garden, Summer 2018 Almanac

    Edible Plants Found on a Walk in a Forest Garden

    We have a legacy of overharvesting plants in the wild. We need to be careful and forage ethically and sustainably, to ensure that these plants will continue to be found in the future.

  • Eco News, Summer 2018 Almanac

    Demand Real Organic Food from Real Organic Farmers

    We need the largest retailers of organic food in the country to stand with organic farmers and consumers for the integrity of organic food and agriculture – or risk losing our shopping dollars.

  • Recipe, Summer 2018 Almanac

    Tomatoes à la provencale

    Fast and easy to make, this delicious dish is a classic from the South of France, and is best served along with savory dishes like an omelet, or a rice and grain salad.

  • Eco News, Summer 2018 Almanac

    The End is Near for Plastic Bags and Straws

    Times are changing. Just as it became socially unacceptable to smoke indoors, the use of plastic bags and plastic straws will slowly be phased out over time once the government moves to restrict them.

  • Eco Tip, Summer 2018 Almanac

    Organic Spices

    Organic spices don’t contain any fillers, synthetic anti-caking agents, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives that may be found in conventional spices. They’re also not irradiated and are free of genetically modified ingredients.

  • Recipe, Summer 2018 Almanac

    Stinging Nettle Tea

    Nettles are often ingested in tea form, which has been observed to have potent effects on the body.

  • Artist, Summer 2018 Almanac

    Diana Scherer

    Diana Scherer is a visual artist living and working in Amsterdam. Her work encompasses photography, material research, plant root-weaving and sculpture.

  • Bird News, Blog

    Bird Houses

    Always hang bird houses in tree-friendly ways. Here is how...

  • Spring 2018 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    Food Pharmacies

    Some pharmacies are dispensing fruit and veg as well as drugs. Many medical issues have symptoms that can be managed or preventative with exercise and nutritional care, but access to things like fresh fruits and vegetables or healthy protein can be challenging for certain populations.

  • Recipe, Spring 2018 Almanac

    Asparagus & Lemon Risotto

    This recipe is easy to make, absolutely delicious and packed with nutrients.

  • Eco Tip, Spring 2018 Almanac

    Hibiscus Flower

    The red hibiscus flower is cultivated worldwide for both its aesthetic appeal and its medicinal uses, which is in the form of tea.

  • Artist, Spring 2018 Almanac

    Vincent Van Gogh

    For Vincent van Gogh, nature was the defining subject of his art. Over the course of his short but intense working life, Van Gogh studied and depicted nature in all its forms—from the minutiae of insects and birds’ nests to the most sweeping of panoramic landscapes...

  • Eco News, Spring 2018 Almanac

    Plastic-eating fungus found at a landfill site in Pakistan

    Currently, around the world, landfills are full of billions of tons of plastics. These plastics are attracting organisms that are seeking to exploit it.

  • Spring 2018 Almanac, Tree News

    Tree Spotting

    We all know that a walk in nature is a great path to tranquility. But did you know you don’t necessarily have to leave your front room to be able to reap the psychological benefits the great outdoors has to offer?

  • Gamechanger, Spring 2018 Almanac

    Queen Elizabeth

    Queen Elizabeth has no patience for plastic and is taking Buckingham Palace plastic free!

  • Nature News, Spring 2018 Almanac

    Seed Libraries

    Seed libraries provide vegetable seeds so that people can grow food they might not otherwise be able to get.

  • Spring 2018 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    The Green School

    he Green School is located in the jungle in south central Bali. Begun a decade ago by John and Cynthia Hardy, it was intended to do nothing less than create a future generation of “green leaders,” even as it would defy...

  • Recipe, Spring 2018 Almanac

    Almond Cake

    A delicious, satisfying and easy to make cake!

  • Eco Garden, Spring 2018 Almanac

    Poison Ivy

    How to get rid of POISON IVY in your garden, without using toxic herbicides.

  • Eco Tip, Spring 2018 Almanac

    Car Air Fresheners

    It’s time to stop making air fresheners for cars, and phase them out just as skin-exfoliating products were, the polluting microbead kind.

  • Eco Tip, Spring 2018 Almanac

    PW Tips for Spring!

    The two most diverse, all natural and beloved kitchen ingredients in my home!

  • Book, Spring 2018 Almanac

    Natural Gardening for Birds: Create a Bird-Friendly Habitat in Your Backyard

    A Practical Illustrated Bird Oriented Gardening Book with Great Reference Charts. Bird watchers everywhere dream of a landscape dotted with fruiting shrubs nests tucked into twining vines and birds flocking to feeding stations.

  • Book, Spring 2018 Almanac

    100 Plants to Feed the Bees: Provide a Healthy Habitat to Help Pollinators Thrive

    The international bee crisis is threatening our global food supply, but this user-friendly field guide shows what you can do to help protect our pollinators.

  • Book, Spring 2018 Almanac

    Children’s Book: Bertolt

    This is a charming, touching story about an imaginative boy whose best friend is an oak tree named Bertolt.

  • Animal News, Spring 2018 Almanac

    Border collies

    Border collies run like the wind to bring new life to Chilean forest.

  • Eco Cinema, Spring 2018 Almanac

    Leaning into the Wind

    Riedelsheimer's exquisite film illuminates Goldsworthy's mind as it reveals his art.

  • Eco Garden, Winter 2017/18 Almanac

    February Eco Garden

    Moon Gardening by Priscilla Woolworth

  • Artist, Winter 2017/18 Almanac

    Andrew Wyeth home and Studio

    Wyeth built his home and studio overlooking the valley. Here he set down roots, which have nourished a family of extraordinary creativity for more than a century.

  • Eco News, Winter 2017/18 Almanac

    Gaga’s Gloves

    There was a time, up to the 1960’s, when women wore gloves every time they left the house.

  • Tree News, Winter 2017/18 Almanac

    Ethical Evergreens

    If you are buying a real Christmas tree this month, did you know that you could have one that is pesticide-free and organic?

  • Water News, Winter 2017/18 Almanac

    Switch the Stick

    Something like millions of Q-tips are flushed down the toilet each year, being so small they pass through sewage filters into rivers and seas.

  • Eco News, Winter 2017/18 Almanac

    Zero Waste Shops

    ZERO WASTE SHOPS are opening up all over Europe!!

  • Sustainable Design, Winter 2017/18 Almanac

    Pocheco

    Pocheco is a paper company in the north of France that produces 2 billion envelopes a year. It also has a very inspiring business model.

    What is their objective: Zero Waste.

  • Shop, Winter 2017/18 Almanac

    PW Products Winter Issue 2017-2018

    Check out all the fantastic new Products in my store!!

  • Recipe, Winter 2017/18 Almanac

    Potato and Leek Gratin

    You probably know that calcium is key for healthy teeth and bones, but did you know that consuming inulin fiber-rich foods can also assist in the absorption of calcium to help improve your bone mineral mass?

  • Recipe, Winter 2017/18 Almanac

    Castelluccio Lentils with Tomatoes and Gorgonzola

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  • Recipe, Winter 2017/18 Almanac

    Butternut Squash Minestrone

    I love soup. It’s such a versatile and satisfying dish that can include seasonal vegetables leftover from the week.

  • Eco Tip, Winter 2017/18 Almanac

    Reduce Shipping-Box Waste

    Do you know what to do with all the individual shipping boxes that Amazon and other retailers send out? There is one solution that seems worth a try.

  • Eco Tip, Winter 2017/18 Almanac

    Eco Tips

    My Eco Tips Winter 2017/18

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities, Winter 2017/18 Almanac

    Green Onion Sun Prints

    Vietnamese artist and photographer Binh Danh, used green onions to capture the allusive Buddha.

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities, Winter 2017/18 Almanac

    Aquatic Recycling

    Based in Delft, Netherlands, Nienke Hoogvliet wishes to call attention to the sustainable aspects of our daily habits. “I would like to raise awareness of the waste issues in our oceans..."

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities, Winter 2017/18 Almanac

    Sea Silk

    Sea silk is an extremely fine, rare, and valuable fabric that is made from the long silky filaments or byssus secreted by a gland in the foot of pen shells.

  • Artist, Winter 2017/18 Almanac

    Ernst Gamperl (German b. 1965)

    Winner of the 2016 Loewe Foundation Craft Prize for his work ‘Tree of Life 2.’ Ernst Gamperl is a self-taught artist and master craftsman who, who over many years has achieved an extraordinary understanding of wood.

  • Eco News, Winter 2017/18 Almanac

    Druid’s Corner

    A druid is a member of a high-ranking professional class in ancient Celtic cultures. Druids revered nature, the wilderness and the earth. These are photos I took in my own Druid's corner...

  • Gamechanger, Winter 2017/18 Almanac

    Rob Greenfield

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  • Nature News, Winter 2017/18 Almanac

    Stewards of the Ocean

    As fish populations crash elsewhere, communities in Mexico’s Baja California are limiting catches to keep harvests bountiful, boost tourism, and preserve a way of life.

  • Artist, Bird News, Winter 2017/18 Almanac

    The Audubon Mural Project: Street Art in Harlem Highlighting Endangered Bird Species

    The Audubon Mural Project is a public art initiative inspired by the legacy of the great American bird artist and pioneering ornithologist John James Audubon...

  • Eco Cinema, Winter 2017/18 Almanac

    Meat Free Mondays

    This short film tackles an issue related to climate change, the degradation of our earth, and the extinction of species that most media outlets find too taboo to touch upon — animal agriculture.

  • Book, Winter 2017/18 Almanac

    Bringing Nature Home by Douglas Tallamy

    Bringing Nature Home has sparked a national conversation about the link between healthy local ecosystems and human well-being...

  • Eco Cinema, Eco News, Winter 2017/18 Almanac

    The Story of Microfibers

    Most of us wear synthetic fabrics like polyester every day...This is a big problem.

  • Bird News, Winter 2017/18 Almanac

    Bird Lovers

    Early December is the time to clean your nesting boxes, and remember to always keep your feeders clean for the health of our feathered friends!

  • Eco Cinema, Winter 2017/18 Almanac

    My Life As A Turkey

    This documentary, which won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Nature Programming, is the story of one man’s remarkable experience raising a group of wild turkey hatchlings to adulthood.

  • Book, Winter 2017/18 Almanac

    Because of an Acorn by Lola M. Schaefer

    Because of an acorn, a tree grows, a bird nests, a seed becomes a flower.

  • Book, Winter 2017/18 Almanac

    One Wild Bird at a Time: Portraits of Individual Lives by Bernd Heinrich

    In his modern classic, One Man’s Owl and Mind of the Raven, Bernd Heinrich has written memorably about his relationships with wild ravens and a great horned owl.

  • Book, Winter 2017/18 Almanac

    Andy Goldsworthy: Projects

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  • Eco News, Winter 2017/18 Almanac

    Green Burials

    Natural or Green burials are environmentally friendly, and more so than conventional burials.

  • Artist, Fall 2017 Almanac

    Georgia O’Keeffe: Food, Art & Nature

    Georgia O’Keeffe’s deep affinity for nature has been fully documented, but she was also very interested in eating healthy, and in growing, preparing and cooking her own food...

  • Eco News, Fall 2017 Almanac

    Great News from the EWG!

    Procter & Gamble, the world’s biggest maker of both household cleaning and personal care products, announced the most sweeping fragrance ingredient transparency initiative to date...

  • Eco News, Fall 2017 Almanac

    Sept. 16th: International Coastal Clean Up Day

    We know that ocean trash is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, wildlife and local economies...But did you know…that we can help solve this problem?

  • Fall 2017 Almanac, Recipe

    Borscht with Sour Cream & Fresh Dill

    Did you know…that beets are one of the healthiest foods to eat? Beets contain valuable nutrients that may help lower your blood pressure, fight cancer and inflammation, boost your stamina, and support detoxification.

  • Fall 2017 Almanac, The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    The Silk Pavilion

    Humans have been breeding silkworms for fabric for over 5,000 years, but Media Lab professor Neri Oxman married their innate productivity with computerized efficiency.

  • Fall 2017 Almanac, The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    The Awesome Orange

    The start-up Orange Fiber, run by Adriana Santanocito and Enrica Arena, has developed a new kind of fabric, which is entirely made of waste citrus fruit peels.

  • Fall 2017 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    Regrowing a Forest

    What can we do about the excessive amount of waste we are generating worldwide? How do we inexpensively create an environment suited for trees to thrive in, on land that is depleted and deforested?

  • Fall 2017 Almanac, Recipe

    Zucchini Fritters

    These zucchini fritters are easy to make and so delicious! When you make these, the key is squeezing the water out of the grated zucchini...

  • Eco Garden, Fall 2017 Almanac

    The Ozone Garden

    What if figuring out if the air you're breathing is clean was as simple as taking a stroll in your garden?

  • Eco News, Fall 2017 Almanac

    Food Companies Fighting Climate Change

    Staple food items that take some of the bite out of global warming.

  • Eco Tip, Fall 2017 Almanac

    PW Eco Tips Fall 2017

    These 3 plants are tops at removing a variety of pollutants from inside your home or office.

  • Eco Garden, Fall 2017 Almanac

    Garden Lovers and Gardeners

    Located in London, The Chelsea Physic Garden was founded in 1673, as the Apothecaries’ Garden, with the purpose of training apprentices in the identification and use of medicinal plants.

  • Eco News, Fall 2017 Almanac

    Change.org

    These petitions are made possible thanks to the generous support of Change.org members, who contribute on a monthly basis to help fund the tools and professional support that have mobilized Americans for legislative impact.

  • Almanac, Eco Garden, Fall 2017 Almanac

    Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

    The company has grown to offer nearly 2,000 varieties of vegetables, flowers and herbs—the largest selection of heirloom varieties in the USA.

  • Fall 2017 Almanac, The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Mended Spiderweb #8

    Artist Nina Katchadourian documents her meticulous repair of silken webs with patches made with red thread.

  • Eco Cinema, Eco News, Fall 2017 Almanac

    This Land is Our Land

    California is facing a drought of historic proportions and while individuals are being forced to reduce their water usage, Nestlé is bottling the scarce resource straight from the heart of California’s drought and selling it for profit.

  • Fall 2017 Almanac, Nature News

    Cracking the Code on Egg Coloration

    Did you know…that just two pigments account for the remarkable spectrum of bird eggshell hue and patterns?

  • Book, Fall 2017 Almanac

    Touch the Earth by Julian Lennon

    Jump aboard the White Feather Flier in this unique interactive kids book! Lennon's magical plane can go wherever you want. Just press a button printed on the page, and point the plane up in the air to fly, or down to land it.

  • Book, Fall 2017 Almanac

    Biophilia by Christopher Marley

    Christopher Marley’s art expresses his passionate engagement with the beautiful forms of nature.

  • Fall 2017 Almanac, Shop

    New PW Chosen Products – Fall 2017!

    Great new products in the store for the Fall!

  • Book, Fall 2017 Almanac

    The Nature Fix by Florence Williams

    Intrigued by our storied renewal in the natural world, Florence Williams set out to uncover the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain.

  • Bird News, Blog, Fall 2017 Almanac

    October Bird Migration

    Birds of prey have been called “ecological barometers,” which simply means they help us gauge how healthy a habitat is. Birds of prey are extremely sensitive to many environmental changes in an ecosystem.

  • Fall 2017 Almanac, Gamechanger

    Rob Machado

    Rob Machado is one of the world's most recognizable surfers as well as a committed environmentalist.

  • Eco Tip, Summer 2017 Almanac

    New Products for Summer 2017!

    There are many great new products in my store! Check them all out!

  • Recipe, Summer 2017 Almanac

    Artichoke Vinaigrette with Raw Vegetables

    This delicious recipe is full of healthy, nourishing gluten-free ingredients.

  • Summer 2017 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    Zero Waste Japanese Town

    Touted by many as the world's "first zero-waste town," Kamikatsu, the small mountainous town on the island of Shikoku, Japan, has an impressive waste management program from which the rest of the world could learn a lot.

  • Recipe, Summer 2017 Almanac

    Spiced Spaghetti Squash Pancakes

    Delicious recipe! Healthful cooking can be vibrant, creative and wildly satisfying. Love food that makes you feel good!

  • Recipe, Summer 2017 Almanac

    Peach Cobbler

    When using ripe, succulent fruits, this cobbler bakes for just 20 to 25 minutes.

  • Book, Summer 2017 Almanac

    Hello Nature: Draw, Color, Make, and Grow by Nina Chakrabarti

    A fantastic new nature activity book that explores the exciting natural world around us!

  • Book, Summer 2017 Almanac

    Tomorrow: All Over The Globe Solutions Already Exist By Cyril Dion

    What if highlighting solutions and telling positive stories was the best way to solve the ecological, economic, and social problems our countries are grappling with?

  • Book, Summer 2017 Almanac

    Photo Ark by Jo Sartore

    This lush book of photography represents National Geographic's Photo Ark, a major cross-platform initiative and lifelong project by photographer Joel Sartore to make portraits of the world's animals. especially those that are endangered.

  • Summer 2017 Almanac, The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Gogotte

    Gogottes are naturally occurring sculptures found in Fontainbleau, France, the one time home of the French monarchy.

  • Eco Garden, Summer 2017 Almanac

    July 2017 Eco-Gardening

    Moon Gardening by Priscilla Woolworth

  • Summer 2017 Almanac, The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Coco de Mer

    ‘Coco de Mer’ is the largest and heaviest known seed in the world.

  • Gamechanger, Summer 2017 Almanac

    Severine Von Tscharner Fleming

    Part-time farmer, activist and founder of Greenhorns, a grassroots organization with the mission to recruit, promote and support the rising generation of new farmers in America.

  • Eco Cinema, Summer 2017 Almanac

    Seed: The Untold Story

    Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, worshiped and treasured since the dawn of humankind.

  • Eco Garden, Summer 2017 Almanac

    August 2017 Eco-Gardening

    Moon Gardening by Priscilla Woolworth

  • Artist, Summer 2017 Almanac

    Miguel Angel Blanco

    Artist Miguel Angel Blanco has developed a collection of wooden boxes as a forest library, containing the findings from intentionally symbolic walks.

  • Summer 2017 Almanac, The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Busy Bees Use Flower Petals For Nest Wallpaper

    Building a nest takes a day or two, and the female might create about 10 nests in total, often right next to each othe

  • Blog, Water News

    World Oceans Day June 8th

    Why celebrate World Oceans Day?
    …To remind everyone of the major role the oceans have in everyday life.

  • Blog, Eco News

    Dairy Company makes a healthy change

    Large dairy company ditches dairy after 90 years and starts producing plant-based milks instead...

  • Blog, Nature News

    Biomimicry in action: Ladybugs

    Their wings are flexible enough to fold intricately, yet strong enough to fly…

  • Blog, Eco News

    Why we must defend the Arctic refuge

    The Arctic Refuge contains one of the most fragile and ecologically sensitive ecosystems in the world. Its environment is extremely vulnerable to long-lasting disturbance because the harsh climate and short growing seasons provide little time for species to recover.

  • Animal News, Blog, Gamechanger

    UK Based Animal Hero

    Inspiring business model: Meet the UK Based Animal Hero Bringing You Insurance with Compassion.

  • Blog, Sustainable Design

    Germany Breaks A Solar Record

    ...Gets 85% Of Electricity From Renewables

  • Blog, Eco News

    Solar Eclipse

    An awesome natural phenomenon will happen on August 21, 2017.

  • Blog, Eco News

    Man plants trees every day for 37 years

    Since 1979, Jadav Payeng has been planting hundreds of trees on an Indian island threatened by erosion.

  • Artist, Blog

    Terence Koh & Garrick Gott

    Poem & Photos from Upstate Diary

  • Blog, Eco News

    Chemical Free Tick Protection

    The next time you’re out enjoying what the great outdoors has to offer, consider these toxin-free simple tricks and you can keep ticks from latching on and causing problems.

  • Blog, Gamechanger

    Gamechanger: CVS!

    In 2 years, CVS will no longer offer beauty products that contain Parabens, Phthalates and Formaldehyde ingredients.

  • Blog, Eco Garden

    Attracting Beneficial Insects

    Since most beneficial insects snack on pollen and nectar at some stage in their life, planting loads of flowers in and amongst your veggies is one of the best ways to encourage good bugs to visit your garden and stay awhile.

  • Blog, Eco News

    The Honey Gatherers

    All over the planet, the humble honeybee busies itself with a singular purpose – perpetuation of the hive.

  • Blog, Sustainable Design

    Creature Comforts: buildings designed for humans and animals

    Most animals, apart from pets, are seen as unwanted invaders in our homes, but some structures are built to attract them.

  • Blog, Eco News

    Why Transhumance Matters

    Transhumance is a type of nomadism, where shepherds move their livestock between fixed summer and winter pastures.

  • Recipe, Spring 2017 Almanac

    Moroccan-ish Sweet Potato Sunshine Salad

    This salad is all sweet potato goodness with a bit of a Moroccan stew vibe.

  • Recipe, Spring 2017 Almanac

    Warm Grain Bowl

    I have made this recipe so many times and enjoy it every time!

  • Recipe, Spring 2017 Almanac

    Simple Kale Chickpea Salad

    This salad is perfect for cooler spring days and a great way to get more greens into your life.

  • Blog, Spring 2017 Almanac

    Spring Issue Cover

    Elements of the lovely Spring Issue cover photo.

  • Shop, Spring 2017 Almanac

    New Products Spring 2017

    So many great new items!

  • Spring 2017 Almanac, The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Bezoar Stone

    Bezoar stones are formed from accretions in the stomachs of ruminants that have become ossified and were believed to be magical.

  • Eco Tip, Spring 2017 Almanac

    Eco Tips Spring 2017

    Olive Oil, Salt & Honey!

  • Book, Spring 2017 Almanac

    The Practical Naturalist by Chris Packham

    Inspirational, informative, and educational, The Practical Naturalist is perfect for families interested in learning more about their surroundings and looking at their world in a brand new light.

  • Book, Spring 2017 Almanac

    Lab Girl By Hope Jahren

    Lab Girl is her revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also a celebration of the lifelong curiosity, humility, and passion that drive every scientist.

  • Book, Spring 2017 Almanac

    Jellyfish: A Natural History by Lisa-Ann Gershwin

    Jellyfish, with their undulating umbrella-shaped bells and sprawling tentacles, are as fascinating and beautiful as they are frightening and dangerous.

  • Eco Cinema, Spring 2017 Almanac

    Unbroken Ground

    Our food choices are deeply connected to climate change. Unbroken Ground, a compelling Patagonia Provisions film directed by Chris Malloy, explains the critical role food will play in the next frontier of our efforts to solve the environmental crisis.

  • Eco Cinema, Spring 2017 Almanac

    Seasons

    They invite us on a journey through time to rediscover these European territories that we have been sharing with wild animals since the last ice age.

  • Spring 2017 Almanac, The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Amadou

    Amadou is a species of fungus which grows on the side of various species of tree and is widely used as a fire as a fire starter.

  • Spring 2017 Almanac, The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Gynandromorphic Swallowtail

    This butterfly is an example of a very rare phenomenon called bilateral gynandromorphy.

  • Artist, Spring 2017 Almanac

    Rena Detrixhe

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  • Spring 2017 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    Eco Villages

    Eco villages are intentional communities whose goal is to become more socially, economically and ecologically sustainable.

  • Gamechanger, Spring 2017 Almanac

    Lauren Singer

    Lauren can fit four years of trash into a one-ounce jar!

  • Blog, Eco Tip

    Himalayan Pink Salt

    Did you know that salt harvested in the Himalayas contains trace amounts of calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium and also contains lower amounts of sodium than regular salt?

  • Artist, Blog

    Piet Hein Eek & Veronese

    Merci store in Paris welcomes master upcycler Piet Hein Eek & Veronese.

  • Blog, Eco Tip

    Buy Line-Caught Seafood

    Did you know…that by choosing line-caught fish when shopping for seafood, you are choosing a sustainable alternative that protects endangered fish.

  • Blog, Eco Tip

    Help Protect Wildlife

    Do you know what the IDA is? Do you know why exterior lights should be facing down?

  • Blog, Nature News

    Eco Warrior: Animals

    The earth, its ecosystems, and its creatures are all deeply connected. The existence of many species, including us, depends on the survival of others. There are 5 animals in particular that we rely on for our well-being, and which help us just by performing their natural roles in their environment.

  • Blog, Eco Tip

    Quaker Shaker

    Once the holiday season is over, each strand makes wonderful fire starters.

  • Eco Tip, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Eco Tips Winter 2016/2017

    3 ways you can use your money as a powerful tool for positive change.

  • Blog

    In the High Desert of Southern California

    The desert is a visual feast for the eyes from the giant 4000 windmills to the Joshua trees, which only grow in the Mojave Desert.

  • Blog

    Agents of Change

    Based in Costa Rica, EARTH University offers a rigorous four-year undergraduate program in sustainable agricultural and natural resources management taught by a prestigious, international faculty who provide a world-class scientific and technological education that emphasizes values, ethical entrepreneurship and environmental and social commitment.

  • Recipe, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Oatmeal, Turmeric Milk and Chia Seeds

    This is my favorite breakfast at the moment! It’s easy to make, delicious and nutritious and by adding turmeric, you get a super nutrient boost.

  • Recipe, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Creamy French Lentils with Mushrooms & Kale

    Delicious and satisfying on a winter's day or night.

  • Shop, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    New Products Winter 2016/17

    Hope this is helpful! I have chosen a selection of great gifts for the upcoming holidays...

  • Book, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies by Sarah Lewis

    For centuries, the beauty of fireflies has evoked wonder and delight. Yet for most of us, fireflies remain shrouded in mystery.

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Ambergris

    Ambergris is a solid, waxy substance of a dull grey or blackish color, which is formed in the intestines of the sperm whale...

  • Book, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    National Geographic Kids Almanac 2017

    This New York Times bestseller is packed with incredible photos, tons of fun facts, crafts, activities, and fascinating features about animals, science, nature, technology, and more.

  • Book, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Plant: Exploring the Botanical World

    The ultimate gift for gardeners and art-lovers, featuring 300 of the most beautiful and pioneering botanical images ever.

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Divining Rods

    Divining rods are sticks that help you find water on your land.

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Edible Birds Nests

    Several species of swiftlet produce nests that are edible to man.

  • Gamechanger, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    You are the Gamechanger!

    By getting involved and supporting issues and causes that are important to you, you can help make positive change happen.

  • Artist, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Tomás Saraceno

    Tomás Saraceno is an Argentine artist who creates pieces that explore alternative, sustainable ways of viewing and interacting with the environment.

  • Sustainable Design, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Freegan Pony

    Freegan Pony is a restaurant that fights "Food Waste" in Paris, France and is the only one of its kind in Europe.

  • Eco Cinema, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Tomorrow

    Faced with a future that scientists say is a great cause for concern, and instead of showing all the worst things that can happen, the film focuses on the people suggesting solutions and their actions.

  • Eco Cinema, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Light on Earth

    Do you love fireflies? Then you must watch this magical film by David Attenborough, Light on Earth. Luminous beings, creatures with their own internal light, enchant and astonish us. Anyone who has seen a firefly cannot help but fall under their spell.

  • Blog

    Go for a walk in nature

    The Peace of Wild Things
 by Wendell Berry

  • Animal News

    Did you know…

    Did you know...Bees and other beneficial insects LOVE garden detritus. You don't need to do the full fall clean up of cutting all the plants back or removing fallen leaves! By doing less (or nothing at all), gardeners can protect pollinators and beneficial insects habitats.

  • Blog, Eco Tip

    Wolves of Yellowstone

    Just as reintroducing wolves to Yellowstone National Park has changed the course of the river, so too can the course of Lyme disease be altered...

  • Blog

    America Recycles Day

    Keep on doing it! It’s helping conserve natural resources, reducing waste, and you can inspire others to recycle too.

  • Eco Tip

    Worldwide Fish Migration

    This time of year marks the worldwide migration of fish...

  • Book, Fall 2016 Almanac

    Biomimicry by Janine Benyus

    This profound and accessible book details how science is studying nature’s best ideas to solve our toughest 21st-century problems.

  • Recipe

    Avocado Salad Dressing

    This homemade creamy avocado salad dressing is delicious and easy to make. It can be made ahead of time in a blender and refrigerated until ready to use.

  • Artist

    Man Who Grows Chairs

    Designer and artist Gavin Munro, inspired by the beauty of nature, geometry and the desire to work with wood, has spent the last 10 years studying and developing the techniques and craft of tree shaping and botanical craftsmanship.

  • Fall 2016 Almanac, Gamechanger

    Paul Hawken

    Environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author Paul Hawken has dedicated his life since the age of 20 to sustainability, and changing the relationship between business and the environment.

  • Recipe

    Sprouts: The Super-Food

    Eating sprouts is healthy because all seeds contain naturally occurring enzymes inhibitors, which make it harder for our digestive enzymes to break down the seeds, and for our bodies to access their stores of nutrients.

  • Gamechanger

    Michelle Obama

    There are so many reasons why we love the LOLA woman of the month, Michelle Obama!

  • Fall 2016 Almanac, Shop

    New Products Fall 2016

    Sprout Central

  • Fall 2016 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    Solar Roadways

    The act of driving on them creates energy, and each individual panel is connected to smart meters, which optimize their output and feed their electricity straight into street lighting, or the grid.

  • Eco Tip, Fall 2016 Almanac

    Eco Tips Fall 2016

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  • Artist, Fall 2016 Almanac

    Mark Dion

    Mark Dion is an American conceptual artist that since the 1980s has created spectacular and often fantastical curiosity cabinets, modeled on Wunderkabinetts of the sixteenth century.

  • Eco Cinema, Fall 2016 Almanac

    Grounded

    New research has started to confirm the unexpected, that the surface of the Earth has healing power, like a gigantic treatment table.

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Rainbow Honey

    At a factory in France that processes waste from making M&M's, the bees went foraging,and found the remnants of colored M&M candy shells

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Angel of Death Crown

    Tradition has it that in Appalachian households, when a person died, there was sometimes found in their bed pillow, a closely and mysteriously woven mass of feathers. It was called an Angel Crown, and it indicated that the deceased person had gone to heaven.

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Insectology Sweets

    Matilde Boelhouwer's goal as an artist is to change the perception of eating insects, something she hopes to achieve by turning them into candy. Her bonbons are designed to look like 'little gems," and were made in her Netherlands kitchen.

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    The Secret is in the Soil

    Japanese chef Toshio Tanabe, serves dirt-based specialties alongside oysters, truffles and risotto at his Tokyo restaurant Ne Quittez Pas. Tenable is the world's pioneer of "soil cuisine," and believes that soil adds a healthy natural flavor to all kinds of dishes from soups to sorbets.

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Capsula Mundi Project

    Imagine being able to take your children to a picnic next to a tree that grew from their great-grandmother.

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Man Who Grows Chairs

    Designer and artist Gavin Munro, inspired by the beauty of nature, geometry and the desire to work with wood, has spent the last 10 years studying and developing the techniques and craft of tree shaping and botanical craftsmanship.

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    The Mega Apple Tree

    This apple tree bears fruit of nearly 150 types of apples!

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Gossamer Silk

    This unique hand-woven brocaded textile was made with the golden silk of one million golden orb female spiders.

  • Book, Fall 2016 Almanac

    Animal Rescue by Patrick George

    This is a book in which you become a rescue hero. Simply turn the transparent page and rescue the animals.

  • Book, Fall 2016 Almanac

    Seeds On Ice by Cary Fowler

    The remarkable story of the Global Seed Vault—and the valiant effort to save the past and the future of agriculture.

  • Eco Garden

    Foraging for Purslane

    Purslane is a low-growing succulent like plant that is found around the world (except Antarctica), in gardens and flowerbeds, in the cracks of sidewalks and driveways and by fields and in the wilderness. It grows without any help in sun or shade, in any soil an climate, without fertilizer or water.

  • Fall 2016 Almanac, Recipe

    Curried 3-Lentil Vegetable Soup with rainbow chard ribbons

    This recipe makes quite a bit of soup. It keeps well for at least 3 days and you will be happy to have it on hand for a cozy lunch or dinner.

  • Fall 2016 Almanac, Recipe

    Avocado Salad Dressing

    This homemade creamy avocado salad dressing is delicious and easy to make. It can be made ahead of time in a blender and refrigerated until ready to use.

  • Fall 2016 Almanac, Recipe

    The Ultimate Energy Bites

    They really are little bites of perfect health. Although of course they are unbelievably delicious too!

  • Artist

    Nature & Eco Humor

    Cartoons that I have saved over the years from The New Yorker Magazine or other publications.

  • Sustainable Design

    RePurpose ReUse ReCycle ReClaim ReInvent

    Repurposing, Reusing. Recycling, Reclaiming and Reinventing reduces the amount of waste that is sent to overfilled landfills around the world.

  • Book, Summer 2016 Almanac

    Who will plant a Tree? by Jerry Pallotta

    A squirrel buries an acorn. A dolphin pushes a coconut into an ocean current. A camel chewing a date spits out the seed.