Give yourself permission to relax. If there were 25 hours in a day, how would you spend that extra hour? Would you cram in another hour of work or would you take time for yourself and relax? Before you answer, consider this: According to studies conducted on stress and its polar opposite, relaxation, those who […]
When wolves were reintroduced in Yellowstone National Park in 1995, no one was anticipating that their arrival would improve tree growth. But it did. No one expected that more wolves would mean more pronghorn antelope either. But it turns out that thanks to wolf reintroduction, more pronghorn fawns began surviving. How Did Wolves Do All […]
We all suffered a terrible defeat for organic farming at the Jacksonville National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting last week when hydroponics was welcomed into organic certification. At the end of the meeting, Francis Thicke gave his farewell address. After 5 years as a member of the NOSB, his despair was evident at the Board’s decision […]
Candy for the kids – and a little advocating for agriculture at the same time!
One of Rachel and Kathy’s all time favorite podcasts is an episode from Radiolab called “From Tree to Shining Tree.” It starts with a family dog’s accidental dive into an outhouse pit which leads to a young girl’s interest in the amazing things happening under the forest floor and finally to her discovery of an […]