Golden Elixer of the Bee Goddess

Manuka – Golden elixer of the bee Goddess.
Obsessed. I use it both internally (RX and cooking) AND topically. A study conducted by the European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases shows that at a time when many of the world’s top antibiotics are failing, especially against resistant superbugs, Manuka honey shows promise!

 

This Type of RAW HONEY Kills Every Kind of Bacteria Scientists Could Throw At It (Even the Super-Bugs!)

Earth Day

Everyday is Earth Day. Let us honor and praise our spaceship always, all ways.

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” – Native American Proverb

Today is Earth Day in the U.S. Isn’t everyday Earth Day? Isn’t everyday an opportunity to be more sustainable, conscious and responsible in how we treat Mother Earth? There are so many ways we can make a difference… and while one person cannot fix the “eek/ick factor” humans have caused over the last century, we can all chip in and make a huge difference! Please respect Pachamama… Because she is speaking to us… You can hear her cries in the shifting of the weather, colony collapse disorder and a slew of other ‘red flags’.

I have found that by being conscious and careful of my consumption I can be an integral ally in a greener and more sustainable world. I began by going back to the basics. That means everything from organic gardening, buying local, educating myself on alternatives, skipping the bottled water, borrowing, sharing and recycling clothing with friends, making cleaning and beauty products and by eliminating plastic bags, paper towels from my life. Plus, I cycle instead of gas guzzle. When we act on a grass-roots level we have the capacity to make great global changes.

According to Treehugger, we would need five planets if everyone lived like the average North American. We only have one, so let’s embrace Pachamama instead of break her.

Gaia

 

Save The Bees Please

There is a deep and urgent need for grassroots efforts here. I urge you to cultivate some of the following to encourage pollinator activity…
Sunflowers, Asters, Marigold, Cornflower, Clematis, Crocus, Brage, Echinacea, Poppies, Verbena Bonariensis and Snapdragons to name a few…

Check out this recent New York Times story on Colony Collapse

The God of Permaculture

One of the most incredible things happened to me the other night. After living in Costa Rica for just over one month, I finally met  Stephen Brooks, and his incredible wife Sarah. They are dear friends of my Puerta A La Vida familia.

Stephen is the mastermind behind Punta MonaEnvision Festival, and La Ecovilla in Costa Rica. To me, he’s the God of Permaculture. We met at his home/community La Ecovilla where Tom Lescher (Kaypacha) lives as well. The land is oozing with Prana, and I got to see firsthand a community of very happy people working towards a greater good. Sustainability and thriving off the land.

He gave me some seed gifts; wing bean, lima bean and a rare species of cucumber seeds. So grateful. Will report back on progress, but I can say these are special and loved seeds…

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From L – R: Lady Greenthumbs, Brooke Coleman of Puerta A La Vida, Stephen Brooks of Punta Mona and Envision Festival taken at Stephen’s home at La Ecovilla

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MAGICAL SEEDS: Lima and Wing Beans

 

 

WindowFarms Project

I met Britta from the Windowfarms Project this weekend at Brooklyn Flea. Meeting her and talking greenthumb and DIY was definitely a highlight of my visit (besides the guy that had all the Star Wars figures). Britta’s really doing amazing work with the WindowFarms project and I wanted to share the story with you here.

It’s got all of my favorite ingredients mixed into one. Solutions, small space gardening, urban living, hacking, DIYing, reducing and reusing and all that good stuff. Hats off to the innovators.