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In the last month alone, I have encountered five families in our area that have a child who suffers from extremely debilitating anxiety or panic attacks. My bet is that most readers similarly know of children and people suffering from anxiety. To me…
Mar 4, 2019
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Do you ever wonder what could be causing the major bee die-offs occurring around the world for over a decade? Well, it just might be the product which is available to anyone over the counter and marketed for many years by its corporate creator as…
Feb 4, 2019
Gerard van Steyn posted a discussion
Trees are the most productive plants on earth. One average-sized fruit tree produces over 250 pounds of fruit per year. Did you get that? 250 pounds from one single tree!  Most fruit trees are also super easy to grow and don’t require much…
Oct 30, 2018
Gerard van Steyn posted a discussion
Several years ago, when we first moved into a house in the area, we planned to become fully organic and plant fruit trees, grape vines and a vegetable garden. I bought several books on organic fruit tree growing. One central theme that jumped out of…
Oct 2, 2018
Alison Clary replied to Gerard van Steyn's discussion Reducing Plastic and Other Ways to Make a Difference!
"Excellent article! Thank you."
Jul 31, 2018
Gerard van Steyn posted a discussion
When you see Fairtrade certified products in stores, do you wonder what this means and if you should buy the product?In general, when we buy Fairtrade products, we are helping support local farmers who are mainly located in developing countries. The…
Jul 25, 2018
Gerard van Steyn posted a discussion
Okay, so we now know that plastics are suboptimal, at best. They contain toxics, are not easily recyclable, do not degrade and are an increasing pollutant in our waters and soils.Now the good news. As awareness of the harms created by plastics…
Jun 29, 2018
Gerard van Steyn posted a discussion
Did you know that if you install a solar system, your cost of electricity from solar will be about one-half of the cost from your power company? And if you have a larger house with higher usage, solar cost can be one-third of what you are currently…
Jun 2, 2018