Category Archives: Organic Gardening

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Love Fresh Food? Love Your Farmer’s Market!

Sakina Bush Fort Bragg CA

The Farmer’s Market here in Fort Bragg has grown in popularity in the last few years. It is heartening to see more and more vendors (including Living Light Cafe, sampling things like fresh almond milk and Kale Salad!). It is wonderful to stroll along the street and see neighbors and friends picking out beautiful, fresh […]

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Raw Food Favorites: August is Sunflower Month!

Sunflower in all it's glory

There is a reason why raw food pioneer Dr. Ann Wigmore chose the sunflower plant long ago as the living symbol of her raw food business. Sunflowers are amazing plants that grow strong and tall in one season, and provide valuable seeds and sprouts—while still in shell, the seeds can be grown in soil for […]

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A Refreshing Raw Food Treat!

Fresh Banana Ice Cream with Mint Leaf

Mint and Chocolate – Chocolate and Mint…it’s a classic combination that many people enjoy. Who knew that a classic chocolate mint flavor was available in one beautiful plant? It’s a plant that grows quickly and easily with an underground root system that can take over your garden if you don’t help contain its enthusiasm, and […]

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Raw Food Focus: GMOs and The Right to Know

support GMO labeling

GMOs are in the news again, and all of us interested in raw food and organics need to protect our right to know. On Thursday, June 12, the European Union environmental council voted to allow decisions about GMO crops to be made by individual EU members. The Ecologist calls this a “messy compromise” that will […]

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Enhance Your Raw Food Diet with Home Grown Produce!

Lettuce Garden with Spinach

By Dr. Karin Dina, D.C.Spring is in the air and gardening season has begun in our home! Some of the many joys a raw food enthusiast experiences in Springtime are: preparing soil in raised beds to grow favorite garden vegetables, choosing the perfect vegetable starts, then planting them and watching them grow throughout the season. […]

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To Be Organic by kristin

Listening to the recent controversy surrounding an NPR story about organics, I was amazed that the “scientific findings” in this particular study seemed to refute the idea that buying organic produce makes a difference to health.  And this in spite of a nationwide movement of people who are increasingly choosing farmer’s markets and locally grown […]

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Goodbye by hilloah

I am retiring this week.  After a little over 63 years I will quit working for someone else and work for myself,  and Archie.  Whenever we watch Avatar ,  Archie and I walk on air knowing the importance of our job as caretakers of our land.  Now I, like Archie, will be able to do it 24/7. […]

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Categories:Associate Chef and Instructor, Gourmet Raw Food Chef, Living Foods, Living Light students, Organic Gardening, raw vegan recipes
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Aaugh! by hilloah

We had a break-in this weekend and were robbed.  We went to harvest our organic corn and found only half was still there!  We had been hit by raccoons.  Aaugh!  They may be cute little buggers, but not any more!  Our goldfish are safe from them because we provide a four-foot deep pond for them and the […]

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Categories:Associate Chef and Instructor, Essentials of Raw Culinary Arts, FUNdamentals of Raw Living Foods, Gourmet Raw Food Chef, Living Light students, Organic Gardening, raw food blog, raw holidays, raw vegan holiday treats
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An Adventure by hilloah

This last weekend I harvested the last of the carrots.  Some were juiced (I love carrot and apple juice!) and some will be shredded and put in the freezer to make future carrot muffins.  Every Christmas I enjoy giving to others.  What will it be this year; loaves of carrot apple kuchen, cranberry walnut scones, or pumpkin […]

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Flowers and Sweets – Food for the Soul by hilloah

I love my Sweet William flowers. They are pink, crimson red, hot pink, and white with purple markings. I bring them to work for my desk and for our Marketing Director, Kristin Suratt, as well (I gave her a little friendship vase for her birthday in January and said I’d keep it in flowers through […]

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