Becoming the Good Samaritan to Those in Need

Becoming the Good Samaritan to Those in Need

Sometimes it’s the little things that break you. On my way home from doing errands today, I turned off the state highway and nearly crushed a tiny duckling that was erratically waddling across the road. Being me, I could not drive by. Initially, I thought I could...
Should I Care about Ethical Eating ?

Should I Care about Ethical Eating ?

This article is from Relevant Magazine’s Weekly Advice Column, Nove. 11, 2015 I’ve been reading a lot lately about eating ethically, and I’ve been trying to be more conscious about it, but sometimes it just feels like a losing battle. I feel like I...
Friday Soul Food: An Envious Lawn or Biodiversity?

Friday Soul Food: An Envious Lawn or Biodiversity?

As I plop the forty-pound bag of organic fertilizer into the back of our ancient mini-van, I ask myself, “Why, exactly, am I spending twice as much for this as I would for the synthetic version?” The forsythia will bloom this week and means it’s time to feed the...
How Do We Feed the World Without Destroying It?

How Do We Feed the World Without Destroying It?

  As reported in the most recent issue of National Geographic, a team of scientists asked the question, “How can the world double the availability of food while simultaneously cutting the environmental harm caused by agriculture?” This team proposed five steps....