Natural Health

Stay healthy with herbal remedies, a nourishing diet, and a chemical-free home.

Who Am I?

By Shawn Hosford

Exploring our misconceptions of who we are when we are defined by our online presence.

Getting Back to Nature: Fantastic for the Mind, Body and Spirit, and the Environment

By Ruth Barton

People are increasingly looking to get back to nature, rejecting the modern world and living off the Earth.

Man's Best Friend

By Shawn Hosford

The benefits of adopting a pet. And the sadness that occurs when they die.

Hand Sanitizer Dangers

By Tom Vick

Keeping a bottle of hand sanitizer at the ready can come in handy in situations where you can’t access soap and water, but using it too often can come with some risks.


Dirty It Up With Herb-Seasoned Condiments

By Marlene Adelmann

Don’t eat the plain, clean, boring stuff! Dirty it up with earth’s goodness in the form of herbs. There are many ways to use herbs in health and healing, and here we will share some of our favorite herb condiments to spice up any meal.

Autumn Changes: Organic, Local and Sustainable Food, and Our CSA

By Shawn Hosford

The benefits of a membership in a CSA and how supporting local organic farming is not only good for you but good for the Earth as well.

How Antioxidants Work in Your Body

By Linda B. White, M.D.

Discover what antioxidants are, how antioxidants work in your body, and which antioxidant-rich foods to choose.

Creating a Slow Time Movement

By Shawn Hosford

Can we start a Slow Time Movement? One that would be like the Slow Food Movement.

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Aug. 5-6, 2017
Albany, Ore.

Discover a dazzling array of workshops and lectures designed to get you further down the path to independence and self-reliance.