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Eco-Living: Healing Power

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) Probably the most common herb around, dandelion is overlooked as a common weed in most parts of the world. Yet, this hearty...

Feature: Of Creeks and Geeks

State Senator Mike McGuire convened the 45th annual Zeke Grader Fisheries Forum last week in Sacramento, bringing together a dozen-odd anglers and experts for...

Arts: Resilient Hope

“Harriet Tubman was a wilderness leader,” Rue Mapp, the founder of Outdoor Afro, explained. “She traversed the wilds without a GPS.”Tubman, an abolitionist and...

Home & Garden: Garden Nerds

By Annie Spiegelman, the Dirt DivaWhat’s my favorite thing to do in my spare time? Admire my mammoth, multi-branching sunflowers, share their proud and...

Outdoor Adventure: Authentic Adventure

By Flora TsapovskyWhat makes an adventure? Can a divorce be one? For Nicki Clark, the founder of Marin Outdoor Adventure, one turbulent escapade led...

Feature: Natural World

By Annie Spiegelman, the Dirt Diva“I’d rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.”—George WashingtonMy dad, a diehard New Yorker, enjoys...

Home & Garden: Science Marches On

By Annie Spiegelman, the Dirt DivaOut of the swamp and smack into a cesspool. It seems every day is alt-day with the new, wildcard...

Feature: Climate Solution

By Stephanie HillerThis year, the third warmest in recorded history, spring has come a month early, with regions all across the United States experiencing...
Independent farmers challenging chemical companies

Home & Garden: Seed Saving

By Annie Spiegelman, the Dirt Diva“When I first heard about the idea of patenting a seed, or any kind of plant, I was...

Nonprofit Issue: Two visions

By Molly OlesonBill McKibben is worn out.“Physically, and a little bit emotionally,” admits the founder of grassroots climate campaign 350.org to an audience that...