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The Path to Love and Sustainability

Annie B. Bond by Annie B. Bond | November 15th, 2010 | 1 Comment
topic: Green Living, Inspirational Media, Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: Annie Bond, autumn, biodiversity, Deepak Chopra, emotions, fall, farming, food, Green Living, healthy-eating, heart, heirloom, local, love, loving, meal, organic, Relationships, soil, sustainability, sustainable

Bucket of cornThe Path to Love

Our materialistic worldview has reduced love to a haphazard flow of hormones coupled to psychological fantasies. The spiritual truth is very different. Once the walls fall down, we discover that our real problem is that there is too much love around us, not too little. Love is eternal and unbounded; it is only we who take tiny sips from its infinite ocean.

Be First on Your Block to Get a Farmer

Leslie Garrett by Leslie Garrett | November 25th, 2008 | 2 Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: eating local, farming, food, food ethics, healthy-eating, organic foods

I recently entertained some friends and, when complimented on the meal, made reference to “My farmer …” My friend Allison held up her hand to stop me mid-sentence. “Wait a minute,” she said. “… Your farmer?”

Answering Your Questions About “Organic”

Everett by Everett | November 11th, 2008 | 4 Comments
topic: Green Living, Health & Wellness | tags: beef, farm, farming, health, milk, organic foods, vegetables, what does organic mean, what is organic

USDA Certified Organic Logo

This post marks the start of a mini-series of posts in which we will choose a different topic and answer commonly-asked questions about it.

Obviously one can’t know everything about everything so the idea is to do some of the research for you and provide links to sites that can answer these questions in more depth.

Tips for Starting Your 2008 Garden!

John Schaeffer by John Schaeffer | February 11th, 2008 | 3 Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: biodynamic, compost, farming, gardening, olive-oil, organic

I recently attended one of my favorite gatherings: the Biodynamic Association of Northern California (BDANC) winter meeting. The meeting was at the Frey Ranch in Redwood Valley, which is a phenomenon in itself — about 1,000 acres complete with biodynamic vineyards and organic winery, olive trees, organic gardens, chicken and other poultry farming, and of course abundant solar energy.

Extra-Virgin Tuscan Olive Harvest!

John Schaeffer by John Schaeffer | December 10th, 2007 | 4 Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: biodynamic, farming, oil, olive-oil, organic

There’s nothing quite so satisfying as seeing the harvest come in after years of planning and toiling. This year’s olive harvest at our farm was no exception!