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Bouillabaisse from the Hollyhock Cooks!

by: Sara on 09/20/2017

Fall is most certainly making itself at home here on the west coast. The chill from the rain, and the wind are starting to permeate through my bones, and the only cure is to counter it with a warm, soul serving stew. Today we share a recipe for bouillabaisse and garlic toast from the book Hollyhock: Garden to Table by Moreka Jolar & Heidi …

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Spicy Korean Kimchi to Feed your Microbiome

by: Sara on 09/19/2017

It is day two of our fall sale and as promised we are posting recipes to inspire your fall menu.

Today’s recipe is from the new book The Secret Life of Your Microbiome: Why Nature and Biodiversity are Essential to Health and Happiness by Susan L. Prescott and Alan C. Logan.

In The Secret Life of Your Microbiome the authors demonstrate how we are …

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What if There Was No Petroleum? A Thought Experiment

by: EJ on 09/15/2017

In this excerpt from The Retro Future: Looking to the Past to Reinvent the Future, author John Michael Greer invites us to participate in a thought experiment.  What if petroleum deposits had never happened?  What would our world look like now? 

A Road Not Yet Traveled

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John Michael Greer Thanks his Muse - Readers of the Archdruid Report

by: EJ on 09/07/2017

John Michael Greer's latest book is now off press.  He calls The Retro Future: Looking to the Past to Reinvent the Future the third book in a trilogy.  The first book of the three was After Progress: Religion and Reason at the End of the Industrial Age published by New Society Publishers in 2015.  The second book is a fiction novel called

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Why Do Netherlanders Bike So Much More than North Americans?

by: EJ on 07/26/2017

People from the Netherlands ride their bikes 40 times more than North Americans.  Why is that?

Well, let's get this out of the way, right away, the Netherlands are flat.  But besides that....Peter Kalmus, author of the Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution has some additional reasons.

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