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

Do Not Hit the Snooze Button

By Steven McFadden

In the context of all the foreboding alarms concerning our turbulent reality, the sustainable and local food movements are revealed to be keenly shrewd and resourceful responses.

Sustainable Travel to Healdsburg, California Part 2: Celebrating Sustainability with Farm-to-Table Dining & Shopping Local

By Lisa Kivirist, Inn Serendipity

Sustainability meets farm fresh flavor, with opportunities to shop local in Healdsburg, California, about two hours north of San Francisco. From biodynamic wines expertly paired with your locally-sourced meal to abundant opportunities to shop local, this forward-thinking community demonstrates how travel can preserve the very places we seek.

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

By Lisa Kivirist, Inn Serendipity

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 hotel 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.

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.

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