Summer

 

 

 

"The soft summer wind stirs the redwoods, and wild-water ripples sweet cadences over its mossy stones. There are butterflies in the sunshine, and from everywhere arises the drowsy hum of bees."   -Jack London

 

   

Dandelions

Dandelions were first brought to this country by European colonists who used them to heal maladies of the liver, gall bladder, kidney and stomach. Once called “pissabed”, the dandelion has diuretic properties that also make it an excellent blood-purifier. Nicholas Culpeper in his 1653 work The Complete Herbal, praises the dandelion for its “opening and cleansing […]

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Eat For A Change

A major improvement the health of the U.S. citizens could come from a relatively minor change in their dietary habits. According to an economic model developed at Purdue University designed to predict how U.S. farmers would respond to shifts in eating habits, if Americans simply ate fruits and vegetables at current USDA-recommended levels, U.S. farmers […]

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