28 Summer Porch Ideas

Remember Allie Hamilton’s wrap-around porch in The Notebook? Well, it’s definitely dreamy, but we have a few more porch ideas that could elevate an outdoor oasis even more. View the full list here

Homemade Strawberry Popsicles

Now that it’s heating up it’s time to make strawberry popsicles from scratch. Who needs all those additives when in less then 10 minutes you can have all natural (hopefully organic) homemade strawberry popsicles ready to place in the freezer! All you need are three ingredients: strawberries, a sweetener and a smidge of lemon juice.…

The Health Benefits of Living Closer to Nature

The brain is a thicket of neurons (biologists estimate there are 100 billion nerve cells in the human cortex). One of the most amazing findings regarding this awe-inspiring organ is the way your brain rewires itself on a daily basis in response to your experiences and your environment. Neuroscientists refer to this ability as “plasticity,”…

The Meaning of Farm-to-Table

Farm-to-table is a phrase that can mean different things to different people. At its heart, farm-to-table means that the food on the table came directly from a specific farm, without going through a store, market, or distributor along the way. It is not a regulated phrase, so it can be employed by anyone who considers…

March 2019 Newsletter

Wondering what an “agrihood” is all about? All over the country, people are embracing a sustainable and farm-to-table lifestyle by developing and/or moving to planned agricultural communities (agrihoods). Large or small, these developments are all centered around fully-operating farms and gardens, providing residents with unique opportunities and a healthy lifestyle. To read more from the…

Fresh Spring Fruits and Vegetables

Look for these spring fruits and vegetables at the market for the best flavor (and value) when in season. Note that specific crops and harvest dates depend on the climate of your region (see regional and state-specific seasonality guides for details). Click here for the full article.

Tips For Living Green

Your environmental impact is affected by your personal choices in energy and water consumption, waste disposal, transportation, food, and more. Learn how to live sustainably and reduce your footprint. Click here for the full article.

8 Tips for Green Cleaning

Natural cleaners and green cleaning products are a smart way to clean your house the safe, non-toxic way. Take a look at these 8 tips for green cleaning in your home with store-bought cleaning solutions, or try homemade cleaners for your kitchen, bathroom, toilet and windows. Click here for the full article.