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Health

Hawthorn tree uses for health

This video will tell you all about hawthorn and how to use its haws and leaves for health:- Courtesy of http://www.herbshealing.com. Recorded at Hands On Herbal Medicine Workshop at Wise Woman Center, Woodstock, New York. Hawthorn tree. Hawthorn tincture is great for heart health and blood pressure.

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Smog-free cities

Daan Roosegaarde is creating smog-free towers, which concentrate pollution into carbon and generate clean air, and jewellery made from the carbon.  You can buy rings from his organization made from polluted air.  (The pollution in Chinese cities is equivalent to 17 cigarettes a day.) Today Rotterdam and China, tomorrow the world!

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A pasta story

 

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Food waste? Not in Denmark

Learn from Selina Juul, who came from Russia to Denmark and has introduced simple solutions to reduce food waste there by staggering amounts: 25% in five years.  Supermarkets can help, and so can consumers. So become a one-person waste reducer!

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Red onions

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Probable carcinogen in 30% of all commercial bread

The Soil Association warns that up to 30% of UK bread tested contained glyphosate, the main ingredient in most commercial weedkillers.  Only certified organic bread can guarantee it does not contain glyphosate. Glyphosate is the most widely sold weedkiller in the world. You may recognise it as the active ingredient in Roundup. The big chemical companies … Continue reading »

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Community farming

Community supported agriculture, or CSA as it is called, is practised in many places:- What is happening in your area?

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Healing with songs and plants

Read about the Wachiperi tradition from the Andes.

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How to make aloe vera gel

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Organic vegetable garden at Amrita University

Encouraged by Amma’s message that everyone should be able to eat vegetables grown organically at least once in a week, the college students at Amrita University’s Amritapuri campus have started an organic vegetable garden using natural methods of cultivation. See this link.

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