Category: Ecology & Sustainability

Garden Guide: What to Plant in May & June

Earlier this month, we put together a handy garden guide to companion planting—an approach within the biodynamic gardening philosophy pioneered by Rudolf Steiner and championed by our own Wolf Storl that pairs complementary plants and helps them thrive. If you were planning on starting a garden but haven’t yet gotten around to it, it’s not too late—there’s still some time …continue

3 Ways to Promote Personal Health & Ecological Well-Being

As I sit down to write this, looking out the window from my house in northern Vermont, we’ve recently transitioned into spring. But unlike many other past transitions out of winter, this year’s change isn’t from cold, snow, and ice into more warmth, sunshine, and the green of new grass. While the temperature is increasing …continue

Climate Change, Morality, and Social Change

Guest Post by Liz Cunningham We tend to have collective amnesia about how social change occurs. I’ve been asking myself over and over lately, Where does change come from? It happens right smack in the middle of mindsets that tell us that whatever it is we want to change is so intrinsic to the way …continue

8 Ways to Reconnect with Nature

As Earth Day approaches communities all over the world, from Berkeley to Berlin, are celebrating our planet through acts of environmental love. From planting trees and picking up trash, to spreading online petitions and emailing elected officials, each of us has our own Earth Calling, and each is as unique as a fingerprint. In their book, Earth Calling: A …continue

Rebalancing Yin & Yang

What initially drew me to Brendan Kelly’s The Yin and Yang of Climate Crisis is its holistic understanding of the environmental crisis and the solution it offers for healing. Using his expertise in Chinese medicine, Brendan diagnosed the planet the same way he diagnoses his patients. His book is about the common ailment he found …continue