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Explore how sustainability creates a connection between our communities and the natural world that sustains us.

Sustainable Travel to Healdsburg, California: Staying at H2 Hotel, LEED Gold Certified Green, Part 1

By Lisa Kivirist

Sustainability meets farm fresh flavor and eco-chic hotel design in Healdsburg, California, located in Sonoma County's wine country, about two hours north of San Francisco. Bed down on organic linens under a living green roof at the award-winning H2 Hotel, a LEED Gold Certified Green property.


Top Travel Spots to Visit in 2019

By Mikkie Mills

Take your family on a fun trip this year.


Bringing Nature (Mealworms) to the Classroom

By Shannon Mach

Today's children have become increasingly detached from nature, so we are grateful to the educators who bring the natural world into the classroom. In one public school, mealworm farming provides therapeutic benefits, learning opportunities, raises environmental awareness, and connects students with nature.


The Significance of Your Kitchen

By Michael Johnathon

The first room you enter when coming into my farmhouse is, as it should be, the kitchen The kitchen is the architectural welcome chamber in abodes worldwide. It has been this way since mankind first figured out that food and a sense of community are interchangeable and inseparable.


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7 Tips for Winter on the Homestead

By Kayla Matthews

Make the most out of the cold winter months with these seven suggestions.


Homes and Walls

By Michael Johnathon

Why old homes have a spirit, a breathing life, that new homes do not.


The Role of Native Plants in a Backyard Habitat: Hop Tree (Ptelea Trifoliate) and the Giant Swallowtail

By Shannon Mach

Native plants, trees and shrubs play an important role in a backyard habitat. They provide sustenance for innumerable birds, insects, pollinators, moths, butterflies, and more. The Hop Tree (Ptelea Trifoliate) is a host plant for the Giant Swallowtail


Top Tips for Regenerative Living Part 7: Using Appropriate Technologies at Home

By Kyle Chander-Isacksen

Appropriate Technologies take into account beauty, health, and sustainability while getting our needs met. This article shares some ATs that we use at our urban homestead as well as our approach to technology that helps us live better and more regeneratively.



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