5 Ideas For a Special Easter

02/04/2015

So the holidays are almost here, huh? What we usually do when we have many days-off lined one after the other is to succumb to our escalating levels of laziness and spent all of our free time eating and…

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WE GOT YOU COVERED: SUSTAINABLE CLOTHING

26/07/2013

 Hello, dears The summer is finally here, the sky is blue and clear, etc., etc., poetry is definitely not my thing, but, you know, no one is perfect, myself at the very least My strength is logical thinking, as most of you have probably noticed; it doesn`t exactly take a college degree to notice how often I go with “It`s only logical”, does it now, hoho. That being said, it`s only logical to explore the subject of eco clothing today. Why? Well, in the last few post I told you about safe cosmetics,…

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WHO celebrates World Health Day?

05/04/2013

Yeah, really, who does? Leave aside the fact that WHO is the abbreviation of World Health Organization, more important question is who amongst us celebrates this day. The calendar is full of days we name in a certain way and therefore everyone is expected to honor the respective aspect. In that precise day. Here we go, just a few examples, off the top of my head: St. Valentine`s: show your love Christmas: remember you have family and they like spending time with you Easter: celebrate Christ`s…

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YOU SAY TOMATO, I SAY TOMATHO

03/04/2013

Sounds the same but isn’t :) Just like organic and conventional grown tomatoes look almost the same, but are so definitely very different. I decided to write about tomatoes today, because for me this sour sweet beauty of nature has always been somehow a symbol of spring… maybe it`s the bright red color, speaking of the pure energy of the new beginning; maybe it`s a childhood memory, eating a fresh tomato with feta cheese and bread under the warm sun, anticipating the long months of the upcoming summer…

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THE FUTURE IS NOW

27/03/2013

Middle aged at best, but usually in his sixties, bearded, wearing old – not only in style but also in age – clothes, not that conversable, maybe even a bit grumpy… this is the image that comes to mind when you think of the typical farmer. Yes, yes, don`t deny it, it`s highly likely yourself is not that different from the majority in that case :) Image credits here Up until recently it was no wonder, though. Working the land, growing your own food and taking care of animals is tough work. And dirty.…

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Pioneer Farm: Eco Hostel Hawaii

11/03/2013

Our farm is located on the big island of Hawaii. We are a permaculture minded organization that is actively engaged in at least 6 methods of compost production. We are in the process of constructing a 3000 square foot green house. We are 100% solar powered, producing over 20 kw/hr of electricity each day. Currently, we are completing our initial infrastructure projects which include a 10,000 gallon water catchment and filtration system, composting toilets, flush toilets, eco shower, 21 kw/hrs…

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Reconnect With Nature For The Sake Of Your Children

08/03/2013

Since the days of Henry Thoreau, we have always had a yearning to reconnect with nature. Unfortunately it is sometimes difficult because we mostly live in urban settings that are concrete jungles. Farm life is an opportunity for us to return to nature and introduce our children to the wonders of nature. Image credit here Returning to nature gives us the chance to embrace the benefits of nature that include peace of mind, inspiration, and an overall balance of life. Whether you create an urban garden or…

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Pioneer Farm: The happy farm in Rhodopa Mountain

04/03/2013

The happy farm in Rhodopa Mountain produces biohumus and red Californian worms. It is located near to Gornoslav village, on protected by Natura 2000 territories. It was created in April 2012 by us – Ruslana, Dimiter, Ivan. I, Ruslana, used to be an IT, Dimiter was a journalist and Ivan – an engineer. We all gathered around the idea of living close to nature by starting a farm. The last few years we spent abroad and came back to Bulgaria convinced in what we have always known – going back to nature…

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An ancient Bulgarian tradition for sustainable farming

15/02/2013

This is what sheep and goats eat during the winter, the so called “listnitsi”, made of trimmed and bundled oak branches. To prevent rotting and animals` attacks they must be stored somewhere high. While still on the pasture, the shepherd puts the oak branches on the meadow so the animals can eat off the green leaves. After that the branches are left to rot on the ground, thus fertilizing the soil. Making “listnitsi” on tree trunks is an ancient Bulgarian tradition, which is preserved to…

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