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FIELD NOTES
By Natalie Forstbauer
SEEDS OF LOVE
A TRIBUTE TO RICHARD AND WELLY FORSTBAUER, REGENERATIVE BIODYNAMIC & ORGANIC FARMING PIONEERS By Amanda Forstbauer-Bourrie
SAVING SEEDS
CONNECTION TO PLACE, CULTURE, AND TRADITIONS By Brian Maisenbacher, Founder, Earth Grower LLC Learn the basics of saving, processing, and storing seeds.
INTERVIEW WITH BRIAN MAISENBACHER
Take the stress out of seed saving.
EASY AT-HOME SOIL TESTING
With microBIOMETER
GROUNDED IN MY ROOTS
The must-see short documentary illuminating the meaning behind Nicolette Richer’s mission to help 22 million people eradicate their diagnosed chronic illness by 2030 so they can eliminate their meds, reclaim their lives, and realize their innate human potential.
HOT HARVEST - HIPCAMP
From public parks to private land, Hipcamp is the most comprehensive guide to getting outside.
INCREASE SEED VITALITY
BIODYNAMIC SEED BATHS By Hans Günther Kern for Biodynamic Association UK A guide to biodynamic seed soaking for successful germination and increased growth-rate.
NEW GMOs: WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR
By The Non-GMO Project
SOIL-TO-TABLE FARM FEATURE • THE BOREAL FARM • MINNESOTA, USA
A farming dream and the harmony of regenerative farming meet the challenges and setbacks of beginning a new farm.
INTERVIEW WITH CAROLINE HEGSTROM, THE BOREAL FARM
Make more money farming through collaboration.
EAGLE CREEK FARMS • ALBERTA, CANADA
A century of farming has led Eagle Creek Farms to transition back to organic farming in order to sustain the land for future generations.
INTERVIEW WITH DR. ROBERT J. BLAKEMORE, ECOLOGY SCIENTIST
How earthworms build soil health, help sequester carbon, and increase soil biology.
NON-TOXIC LAWNS • KEEP YOUR FAMILY HEALTHY
By Perfect Earth Project The toxin-free lawn looks the same and costs no more than the chemically dependent version. But it is safe. Learn more.
HERBS
Herbs grow easily and vigorously. Ideas for your abundant crops.
ORGANIC LAWN CARE TOOLKIT
By Non-Toxic Neighborhoods
WHERE DO GMOs SHOW UP IN MY FOOD?
By The Non-GMO Project
HOT HARVEST - SEED LIBRARIES
Enjoy growing a variety of plants with a free exchange of seeds with seed libraries.
SEED EMERGENCE EXERCISE
By Julie Bradley-Low, The Farmer Yoga Teacher Foster grounding, alignment, and expansion with this exercise.
INTERVIEW WITH JULIE BRADLEY-LOW
How yoga saved Julie from injury and fatigue.
GARDEN FRESH RECIPE: FARMERS’ MARKET SALAD
TIPS TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR FARMERS’ MARKET By Ashley Madden Turn a summer farmers' market visit into a gorgeous, nutritious, versatile salad with these tips.
INTERVIEW WITH ASHLEY MADDEN
Take the stress out of eating more plants.
HEALTH IN A HURRY
Embrace the right opportunities for you.
HEART & SOIL COMMUNITY FEATURE: CAMPHILL COMMUNITIES ONTARIO
WORLDWIDE SOCIAL INITIATIVE OF EMPOWERMENT By Natalie Forstbauer Camphill is a home and day support for people with developmental needs and intellectual disabilities built on a foundation of biodynamic farm practices, Waldorf education principles, and anthroposophy to nurture the whole human.
INTERVIEW WITH ALLAN KUHN AND ANNETTE PARSONS
Integrating nature, gardening, and art in whole healthy living.

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