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Why Organic Cotton is the Best Fabric For Your Baby

Why Organic Cotton is the Best Fabric For Your Baby

When it comes to wanting the best for your baby, the fabric you choose to clothe them in is very important. Today’s children are exposed to an enormous amount of harmful chemicals, more than any other generation, and these environmental toxins can be a big threat to...

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Check Your Consumer Privilege

Check Your Consumer Privilege

The inequality of consumer privilege in our culture is yet another aspect of systemic racial injustice, yet it generally goes unrecognized.  In fact, the subject is most often avoided, because connecting the dots that lead to this reality reveal some staggering and difficult truths regarding our own consumer habits.  But isn’t that what dismantling a broken system is all about? 

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Make Your Next Picnic Zero-Waste and Plastic-Free

Make Your Next Picnic Zero-Waste and Plastic-Free

It’s finally summer, which means we’re gearing up for a lot more time spent out in the sun—or better yet, a perfect spot in the shade! You might not be able to gather with friends at your favorite local eatery right now, but you can certainly prepare your own food and...

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Summer Berry & Kefir Ice Cream

Summer Berry & Kefir Ice Cream

When we embrace seasonal eating, we realize the special delight of berries! Where we live, local strawberries appear at the end of May, heralding in summer along with Memorial Day. Following in quick succession are gooseberries, mulberries, raspberries, blueberries...

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The Medicine of Making

The Medicine of Making

This blog was originally published in August of 2018 but is still so relevant today. We have spent much of 2020 considering how our time is spent - from the 5-week Slow Living Challenge to a mandatory worldwide slowdown. We have been rediscovering the simple pleasure...

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Swarm Season!

Swarm Season!

I was doing some things outside the barn the other day when I heard a very loud humming sound, and looked up to see a dark mass hovering over our bee hive boxes. I’d seen this before and knew what to do. Quick action was needed. Luckily I had my phone with me. “Joe,...

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Venturing Into the World of Indigo

Venturing Into the World of Indigo

This time last year we were honored to welcome Graham Keegan (@yesgraham) and his crew to our farm as they made their way from Los Angeles to Vermont, educating communities along their route about the magic of the indigo plant. As the DC area stop on the 2019 Indigo...

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May Book Club Goes Wild!

May Book Club Goes Wild!

As we make our way through the many changes wrought by this journey through the global pandemic, do you find yourself drawn to the idea of wilderness? When we begin to recognize a desire for a more slow living lifestyle, there comes a glimmer of awakening from the...

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Good “Slow Living” Reads for 2020

Good “Slow Living” Reads for 2020

Join us for the Slow Living Book Club, a monthly “get together” to discuss books that relate (however loosely) to our favorite topic, and one that’s gaining more relevance every day.

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