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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Eco Tip, Gamechanger

    Earth Day 2015

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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?