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MINDFUL LIVING

Book Review: Home and Away

Anny Scoones makes her home at Glamorgan Farm, one of Vancouver Island’s original farmsteads. There she holds literary fundraisers, raises livestock including rare Gloucester... 



Coffee, Justice and Love

Coffee – it’s such a small but innocent pleasure. But could it also hold the key to global change? Believe it or not, after oil, coffee is the world’s second largest... 



Tips to Reduce

Look at a simple, tangible way that you can impact global warming and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide you generate. Here are some accessible suggestions. Never underestimate the... 



Being Part of the Change

Now that even the major commercial media are agreeing that climate change is happening and saying that urgent action needs to be taken, it is heartening to realise that those of us... 



Hybrids and Other Choices

If you are one of the disbelievers that deny the inevitable depletion of oil reserves around the world, then consider the facts. We live in a finite, enclosed system of existence. That... 



Island Thyme: 100 Mile Diet

Last September, I was approached by Jen of the Nanaimo Chapter of the 100 Mile Diet to participate in their yearly challenge – that being, to create a dish with nothing but local... 



Earth Masters

Each of us is being called to rise and do our part to create a vibrant and sustainable environment … to shift our energy from supporting a global economy to cultivating a local... 



Native Plants: Resources

There are many resources available to help get you started in planting your native garden. Upcoming Native Plant Sales You can get some good deals and species not commonly available... 



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