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  • 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.

  • Book, Summer 2016 Almanac

    Foraging and Feasting: A Field Guild and Wild Food Cookbook by Dina Falconi

    The book's 50 beautiful, instructive botanical illustrations and over 100 enlightening master recipes offer an adventurous and satisfying way to eat locally and seasonally.

  • Book, Summer 2016 Almanac

    The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle

    A major new exploration of the economics of animal exploitation and a practical roadmap for how we can use the marketplace to promote the welfare of all living creatures...

  • Recipe, Summer 2016 Almanac

    Nopal Cactus (aka Prickly Pear Cactus)

    Nopales cactus is found along U.S. roadsides in the desert southwest and throughout its native Mexico.

  • Recipe, Summer 2016 Almanac

    Nasturtium Pesto

    This pesto can be spread in sandwiches, used as a sauce for pasta, a marinade on chicken or fish, or a fun addition to breakfast eggs.

  • Recipe, Summer 2016 Almanac

    Turmeric Milk

    This is easy to make, healthy, delicious and soothing and wonderful either for breakfast, or in the evening.

  • Gamechanger, Summer 2016 Almanac

    Winona LaDuke

    Winona LaDuke is an American activist, environmentalist, economist, and writer, known for her work on tribal land claims and preservation,…

  • Artist, Summer 2016 Almanac

    Nick Brandt

    Nick Brandt is an English photographer who photographs exclusively in the African continent, one of his goals being to record…

  • Eco Cinema, Summer 2016 Almanac

    Seeds of Time

    The documentary Seeds of Time, directed by Sandy McLeod, features agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler as he races against time to…

  • Eco Cinema, Summer 2016 Almanac

    Terra – An Ode to Humanity

    TERRA is not a wildlife documentary. Nor is it a militant investigative documentary. TERRA is an essay, in the literary…

  • Summer 2016 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    Mr. Trash Wheel

    The innovative Mr. Trash Wheel gets help from nature to clean up Baltimore’s polluted inner harbor. By combining old and…

  • Recipe, Spring 2016 Almanac

    Coconut Curry

    This easy to make and DELICIOUS recipe is vegan, gluten free and loaded with veggies.

  • Artist, Spring 2016 Almanac

    Andrew Wyeth

    Andrew Wyeth left behind an extensive body of work of more than 3,000 paintings, including the iconic “Christina’s World.”

  • Eco Cinema, Spring 2016 Almanac

    Show The Love And DUMA

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  • Spring 2016 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    Noor Complex Solar Thermal Plant

    A giant solar thermal plant called the Noor complex, in Morocco, is using energy from the Sun to power the city of Ouarzazate at night.

  • Gamechanger, Spring 2016 Almanac

    Christiana Figueres

    Christiana Figueres: The woman tasked with saving the world from global warming.

  • Eco Garden

    Green Divas Radio Show Chat

    Interview I did with Green Divas Radio Show!

  • Eco Tip, Sustainable Design

    Old School: Napkin Rings

    When shopping for napkins, I try and choose cloth napkins that are easy to wash, and preferably don’t need to be ironed.

  • Gamechanger

    The Liberty Canyon Wildlife Overpass

    It’s awesome that we have Mountain Lions in Los Angeles! One of them, P-22, has become an international celebrity.

  • Book, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    The Animals of Farthing Wood by Colin Dann

    Fox, Badger, Toad, Tawny Owl, Mole, and the other animals band together and leave their ancestral home and set off to move to a far-away nature reserve.

  • Book, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    Do Unto Animals by Tracey Stewart

    The more we know about the animals in our world and the better we care for them, the better our lives will be.

  • Book, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    Ephemeral Works by Andy Goldsworthy

    On an almost daily basis, Andy Goldsworthy makes art using the materials and conditions he encounters.

  • Recipe, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    Winter Spice Gluten-Free Cake

    This recipe creates a cake that is dense, orangey, and spicy with cinnamon and cloves.

  • Recipe, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Meyer Lemon and Quinoa Salad

    ‘Tis the season for Meyer Lemons and Brussels sprouts!

  • Gamechanger, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    Mark Ruffalo

    Like most eco activists, actor Mark Ruffalo didn’t grow up as one, but became one when he found out about possible hydrofracking happening near his family home in upstate New York.

  • Artist, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    Peter Von Tiesenhausen

    I would love to walk through artist and eco activist Peter von Tiesenhausen’s land, where artwork emerges as if summoned from the ground up.

  • Eco Cinema, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    Racing To Zero

    Racing To Zero is a quick-moving, upbeat documentary presenting new solutions to the global problem of waste.

  • Sustainable Design, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    Eco-Home Inside A Greenhouse

    It's an innovative, out-of-the-box and under-the-greenhouse idea that not only keeps the house warm, but also protects it from weathering due to the elements.

  • Recipe, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    Cream of Butternut Squash Soup with Lemongrass

    It should be called: The Ultimate Cold and Flu Fighting Soup!

  • Artist

    Artists Review 2015-2016

    Here is a broad spectrum of multi-media from 25 artists who’s work I also enjoy…although nature is still the star!

  • Fall 2015 Almanac, Recipe

    Moroccan Spiced Chickpeas & Chard

    This is a very easy recipe to make that also happens to be delicious! I have made it several times…

  • Book, Fall 2015 Almanac

    Hickory by Palmer Brown

    A grandfather clock makes a lovely home for a family of mice -- if you don’t mind the occasional clang.

  • Book, Fall 2015 Almanac

    Nocturne: Creatures Of The Night by Traer Scott

    Traer Scott takes the viewer on a journey through nighttime in the animal kingdom, revealing some of nature's most elusive creatures.

  • Book, Fall 2015 Almanac

    Roots: The Definitive Compendium With More Than 225 Recipes by Diane Morgan

    Discover the fascinating history and lore of 29 major roots, their nutritional content, how to buy and store them, and much more.

  • Fall 2015 Almanac, Recipe

    Zucchini And Pistachio Cake

    This cake is delicious and easy to make.

  • Fall 2015 Almanac, Recipe

    Ikarian Longevity Stew With Black Eyed Peas

    This is a savory dish that is full of rich flavor and health benefits. Make it on a rainy day (or any day).

  • Artist, Fall 2015 Almanac

    Chris Drury

    Chris Drury is an environmental artist, who creates site-specific nature based sculpture, often referred to as Land Art.

  • Eco Cinema, Fall 2015 Almanac

    Salt of the Earth

    For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastiao Salgado has been traveling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity.

  • Fall 2015 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    Original Unverpackt

    Since plastic waste from food packaging is an issue close to my heart, I’m so happy that a zero-waste grocery…

  • Fall 2015 Almanac, Gamechanger

    George Monbiot

    George Monbiot is a British writer known for his environmental activism. In summer 2013, he published Feral: Rewilding the Land,…

  • Artist, Eco Garden

    A Gentleman, Caterer and Naturalist

    Kai Loebach’s Catering + Events is one of the leading boutique catering and comprehensive event planning companies in Los Angeles.

  • Summer 2015 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    The Ecocapsule

    The EcoCapsule lets you live off the grid anywhere in the world!

  • Book, Summer 2015 Almanac

    If You Plant A Seed by Kadir Nelson

    If You Plant a Seed demonstrates not only the process of planting and growing for young children but also how a seed of kindness can bear sweet fruit.

  • Book, Summer 2015 Almanac

    Egg & Nest by Rosamond Purcell, Linnea S. Hall and Rene’ Corado

    Alongside Purcell’s photographs, Linnea Hall and René Corado offer an engaging history of egg collecting...

  • Book, Summer 2015 Almanac

    LOLA Lots of Love Always by Priscilla Woolworth

    LOLA deals with what young women really need to know to lead happy, productive, and fulfilling lives.

  • Artist

    Noah Purifoy

    I followed the High Desert Test Site trail to Noah Purifoy’s Outdoor Museum in Joshua Tree, California.

  • Gamechanger, Summer 2015 Almanac

    Gary Hirshberg

    Gary Hirshberg, founder of Stonyfield organic yogurt, shifted his attention a few years ago to building awareness about genetically modified organisms, or GMOs...

  • Artist, Summer 2015 Almanac

    Noah Purifoy

    Noah Purifoy (1917-2004) was a visual artist and sculptor, co-founder of the Watts Towers Art Center, and creator of the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum...

  • Eco Cinema, Summer 2015 Almanac

    Eco Cinema for Summer 2015

    Watch this with your family... you may be shocked!

  • Recipe, Summer 2015 Almanac

    Pea and Pesto Couscous

    This is super fast to make if you use frozen peas and purchased pesto.

  • Recipe, Summer 2015 Almanac

    Lemon Cornmeal Cake

    This is a wonderful cake for Summer time and one that can be made a ahead and brought to a…

  • Gamechanger

    Raptor Rescue

    Raptors are really important because they maintain nature’s balance by helping control animal populations.

  • Sustainable Design

    Sustainably Repurposing “Waste Fabric”

    The inspiring work ethic of YA LIVING and its creator Lisa Bittan is in step with living more sustainably through wasting less.

  • Eco Tip, Gamechanger

    Earth Day 2015

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  • Sustainable Design

    At the Flea

    Fleamarkets, antique stores and shops that offer vintage items for sale are the ultimate in eco-friendly shopping.

  • Book, Spring 2015 Almanac

    The Wild Wisdom of Weeds by Katrina Blair

    The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is about healing ourselves both in body and in spirit.

  • Book, Spring 2015 Almanac

    Animal Architecture by Ingo Arndt

    Every day, all over the world, animals and insects set about the purposeful tasks of designing their homes...

  • Recipe, Spring 2015 Almanac

    Roasted Cauliflower

    This dish is easy to make and delicious.

  • Recipe, Spring 2015 Almanac

    Vegetables, Lentils and Brown Rice

    One of my favorite meals is the kind I make from whatever vegetables and grains I have left in my refrigerator.

  • Gamechanger, Spring 2015 Almanac

    Allan Savory

    Allan Savory is a Zimbabwean ecologist, farmer, soldier, exile, environmentalist, international consultant, and president and co-founder of The Savory Institute.

  • Artist, Spring 2015 Almanac

    Karin Van Der Molen

    Karin van der Molen is a Dutch painter and sculptor. Most of her sculptural work is site specific, mostly involving natural materials such as willow rods, hay and earth.

  • Eco Cinema, Spring 2015 Almanac

    Earth: A New Wild

    Conservation scientist M. Sanjayan takes us on a journey from home to forest, plains to ocean, and then water in Earth: A New Wild.

  • Spring 2015 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    First Carbon Neutral prefab house

    Currently on display in Melbourne’s City Square, the 800 square foot contemporary designed structure boasts airtight indoors to lock in…

  • Artist, Sustainable Design

    FLOCK at Lotusland

    Lotusland is a dreamy 37-acre estate and botanical garden created by Madame Ganna Walska near Santa Barbara, California and is open to the public.

  • Eco Garden, Recipe

    Vegetables Warriors

    These are the vegetable warriors in my garden.

  • Eco Tip

    Orange Peels

    The house smells amazing, while the oranges are drying.

  • Eco Garden, Eco Tip

    Birdhouses in the Garden- Where Spring is in the Air

    Placing nesting boxes in your yard is a great way to help bird species that normally nest in old woodpecker holes or cavities.

  • Book, Winter 2014/15 Almanac

    Find Momo by Andrew Knapp

    Thousands of Internet fans play hide-and-seek with Momo the border collie every day, and now you can, too.

  • Book, Winter 2014/15 Almanac

    The Green Kitchen by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindhal

    David and Luise tell the stories of their family kitchen, affirming just how easy it is to create nourishing, well-balanced dishes on a daily basis.

  • Book, Winter 2014/15 Almanac

    Rainforest by Lewis Blackwell

    Rainforest opens our minds to the breathtaking beauty of these remarkable ecosystems, with their verdant plant life and diverse animal species.

  • Book, Winter 2014/15 Almanac

    Secret Garden by Johana Basford

    Appealing to all ages, the intricately-realized world of the Secret Garden is both beautiful and inspirational.

  • Book, Winter 2014/15 Almanac

    On Good Land by Michael Ableman

    Ableman brings the reader into the everyday world of a small farm. With him we prune peach trees, harvest peppers, journey to the farmer's market, and fight city hall.

  • Book, Winter 2014/15 Almanac

    More Than Human by Tim Flach

    Award-winning photographer Tim Flach has spent years inquiring into the essential bond we have with animals.

  • Recipe, Winter 2014/15 Almanac

    Farro, Green Olive and Feta Salad

    This recipe is so easy to make and delicious. Farro is a hearty nutty flavored whole grain that is fairly new to many of us, but Italians have been eating it for more than 2,000 years.

  • Gamechanger, Winter 2014/15 Almanac

    Stella McCartney

    Designer and environmentalist Stella McCartney partnered with the Nature Conservancy and Ovis 21, a network of over 160 farmers in Argentina, Uruguay and Chile...

  • Artist, Winter 2014/15 Almanac

    Jenine Shereos

    Sculptor and installation artist Jenine Shereos stitches and knots human hair to create pieces of art that resemble leaves.

  • Eco Cinema, Winter 2014/15 Almanac

    Happy People: A Year In The Taiga

    With Happy People: A Year in the Taiga, Werner Herzog takes viewers on yet another unforgettable journey into remote and extreme natural landscapes.

  • Sustainable Design, Winter 2014/15 Almanac

    Goodfluence Tour

    I love this story. This grassroots movement plans on spreading food gardens all over America and making food free for everyone.

  • Recipe, Winter 2014/15 Almanac

    Cauliflower Cake

    This recipe is easy to make and, delicious with just a salad on the side. Perfect to bring a slice to work, or add it to your child’s lunch bag.

  • Eco Cinema, Gamechanger, Winter 2014/15 Almanac

    H.R.H. Charles, Prince of Wales

    The royal radical, H.R.H. Charles, Prince of Wales has been promoting environmental ideas for most of his adult life.

  • Artist, Winter 2014/15 Almanac

    Rachel Sussman

    Rachel Sussman has been researching, working with scientists, and traveling all over the world to photograph continuously living organisms 2,000 years old and older.

  • Eco Cinema, Winter 2014/15 Almanac

    CSA By Lexicon of Sustainability

    What if you could buy fresh fruit and vegetables each week, grown by a local farmer?

  • Sustainable Design, Winter 2014/15 Almanac

    The Jellyfish Barge

    Antonio Girardi and Cristiana Favretto of Studiomobile created a floating modular greenhouse that sits upon 96 repurposed plastic drums.

  • Artist

    A Visit to DOSA

    Portrait of an incredible eye. Nature is featured as a constant source of inspiration.

  • Eco Garden

    Composting

    I only started composting my plant based kitchen scraps 7 years ago.

  • Eco Garden

    Monarch Butterflies

    For scientist Tierra Curry, the monarch butterfly is part of the American experience.

  • Recipe

    Walnut Milk

    Silky nut milks are a great alternative to dairy milks and are surprisingly easy to to make.

  • Eco Garden

    Oak Gall

    My daughters gave me this small glass dome for Christmas. Perfect for an oak gall.

  • Eco Tip

    Keeping spices fresh and usable in the kitchen

    I think I’ll be saving money in the future by doing this!

  • Eco Garden

    The Moon and the Garden

    Did you know that there is a connection between the Moon and the tides, and planting and gardening?