Almanac

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Recipe, Spring 2018 Almanac

    Asparagus & Lemon Risotto

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

  • Gamechanger, Spring 2018 Almanac

    Queen Elizabeth

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Spring 2018 Almanac

    May 13, 2018: Mother’s Day

    Go for a walk in nature!

  • Eco Cinema, Spring 2018 Almanac

    Leaning into the Wind

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

  • Spring 2018 Almanac

    The Butterfly Whisperer

    Described as “the butterfly whisperer,” Tim Wong, is an aquatic biologist at the California Academy of Science (in San Francisco), who spends his free time working to bring back the California Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly.

  • 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 Audubon Institute’s Insectarium

    On a very humid (swamp like) day, this past July, I spent a few hours in the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium a wonderful entomology museum in New Orleans.

  • 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!

  • Summer 2017 Almanac

    Reconnect to nature on World Environment Day, June 5th!

    World Environment Day reminds us to take action to conserve and protect our natural environment. This year, the theme is…