Living

Want to be a Bee-Keeper?

Azure B LLC is offering three-pound packages of natural-size honeybees that have not been treated with pesticides or pharmaceuticals.  Their expected delivery date is March 26. They guarantee a live queen bee upon delivery and will be offering a weather-appropriate installation demonstration on the delivery date for all that would like to participate. Azure B LLC is also offering basic training ... Read More »

Treating Autism Naturally

Plus Strategies for Prevention by Meredith Montgomery In The Autism Revolution, Pediatric Neurologist and Neuroscientist Martha Herbert approaches autism as a whole-body condition that can improve, rather than a static, lifelong genetic brain disorder. “It’s the way the brain is shifted into acting when faced with a combination of stressors—some, but not all of which are genetic—at a vulnerable point ... Read More »

Join us for HealthFest 2016 – a Free Community Event

UPDATE – Because of the storm, we have rescheduled HealthFest 2016. The new date is Sunday, February 21 – starting at 12:30 pm. Stay tuned and get updates by registering here or follow our website found here.  ____________________________________________________ Bringing together the strength of several area medical groups and practices, integrative medical students, health coaches as well as Natural Awakenings, a ... Read More »

Sharon Salzberg on Mindfulness

Simple Ways to Be in the Present Moment by April Thompson New York City-born Sharon Salzberg experienced a childhood full of loss and upheaval, losing her parents and living in five different household configurations. In college, she discovered the power of meditation to transform suffering and cope with life’s never-ending changes. Born into a Jewish family, Salzberg first encountered Buddhism ... Read More »

The Zen of Slow Cooking

Savor Your Autumn Harvest in One-Pot Dishes by Judith Fertig Autumn’s shorter days remind us how precious time is, especially when we can spend the hours with good friends and loved ones. That’s why Chicago mothers and bloggers Meg Barnhart and Jane McKay decided to try slow cooking with a Zen approach in creating family meals. With the time they ... Read More »

Mindful Fall Recipes

Butternut Squash Soup Yields: 6 servings Prep Time: 5-10 minutes 5-6 cups butternut squash, diced ½ cup or 1 carrot, chopped 1 cup or 1 small bunch scallions or spring onions, chopped 8 whole sage leaves, fresh (or 1 Tbsp dried) 1 Tbsp rosemary, fresh (or ½ Tbsp dried) 3 cups vegetable or chicken broth 1 cup organic dairy or ... Read More »

Growing Wild LLC Now Offers Permaculture Solutions in the D.C. Region

What is permaculture? Definitions of permaculture are numerous and seemingly diverse. According to Bill Mollison, co-creator of the word, “Permaculture is a design system for creating sustainable human environments.” Growing Wild, LLC, is now offering a service to area residents to incorporate permaculture solutions into their daily life. Mollison’s concept of permaculture focuses on “thoughtful designs for small-scale intensive systems ... Read More »

Energy Saving Tips

Getting Your Home Ready for Fall by Ted Trabue ​            After higher than normal temperatures over the past couple of months, it’s hard to believe the summer is almost over. Hot summers typically mean higher energy bills, so here are a few simple energy saving tips that can help you recover from the summer and get ready for the fall. ... Read More »

Takoma Park Competing for National Energy Prize

Takoma Park is among an elite group of 50 communities competing for the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a national competition for communities leading the way in energy efficiency and conservation. The 5 million dollar prize will be awarded to the community that has the largest reductions in municipal and residential energy use, using the most innovative and replicable methods. To ... Read More »

Green Festival is Back

Green Festivals is the largest and longest running green living event in the United States. Green Festival Expo will be in Washington, D.C. for the 11th year, at the Convention Center. A three-day show this year June 5, 6 and 7 featuring a great B2B program on Friday. The expo will feature more than 200 exhibitors showcasing their organic products, inspiring speakers, ... Read More »