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Clidemia Hirta – A Tasty Wild Tropical Berry cultural & ethnic gardening & permaculture indigenous nature connection raw superfoods sustainable living travel wild foods Nov 09, 2016

Right on the day I arrived in Dominica, I came across an intriguing berry on the way to the Emerald Pool. The plant, called Clidemia hirta (commonly - Soapbush or Koster's Curse), grows all around the island as well as in other tropical moist climates. Whenever I found Clidemia, I would pick...

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Reclaimed DIY: Five simple pallet furniture projects gardening & permaculture sustainable living Oct 06, 2016

There’s been a real boom in the use of reclaimed materials for DIY pallet furniture projects over the last couple of years, with pallet wood builds leading the charge. This is great news on all fronts – not only are these simple, often beautiful pieces great fun for anyone with a few...

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How to Make Aloe Vera Gel gardening & permaculture holistic health & nutrition home & body care home remedies raw recipes sustainable living traditional Aug 02, 2016

Making aloe vera gel at home is very simple and easy! And it’s a wonderful topical remedy for the entire family. Known as Cleopatra’s beauty secret, the aloe vera plant is mystically healing and famously known for its capability to soothe sunburns, but it also boosts immunity, is an...

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Natural Air or Air Conditioning? sustainable living Jun 20, 2016

Natural air is always a better choice compared to air conditioning. However, there can be a place for air conditioning at times as well when it is needed. Ever since air conditioning was invented it has been somewhat controversial. Some people claim that having cool air in hotter months keeps...

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5 Controversial Beauty Ingredients You Should Know About holistic health & nutrition home & body care sustainable living May 12, 2016

 

Many people don’t pay much attention when choosing a bubble bath or moisturizer they will use on a daily basis, simply because that is just an ordinary beauty product, right? Well, this is wrong! A large number of these ‘ordinary’ products actually contain toxic heavy...

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5 Simple Green Upgrades That Will Make You Happier sustainable living Mar 12, 2016

It's no small secret that a little greenery can improve your mood. An eco-friendly life style can be good for both the body and the mind in a variety of ways. Whether you're looking for peace of mind or just want to feel happier about yourself, a few easy green upgrades are exactly what you need....

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The True Cost of Fashion: Profits over Human Rights? community sustainable living Jan 21, 2016

Fashion is everywhere you go, no matter where you call home. People express the way they want people to see them, how they feel, their personalities, and style through fashion. But, do you ever think about the whole entire process it takes to make your favorite shirt, dress, or pair of jeans?...

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Shipping Containers As Farms gardening & permaculture sustainable living Oct 07, 2015

Although the very idea of green and sustainable architecture is hardly a new one, we continue to see fresh and interesting examples in real life, seemingly on a daily basis. Main stars of this green breakthrough are certainly shipping containers. We already saw them as the perfect foundation for...

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The Benefits of Taking the Road Less Traveled sustainable living travel Oct 03, 2015

Poet Robert Frost famously wrote about choosing a less-traveled road, and his words have arguably inspired countless people of all ages and backgrounds to seize unexpected opportunities, especially when exploring. As it turns out, there are several benefits to wandering towards unfamiliar...

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Tropical Storm Erika Awareness nature connection sustainable living travel Aug 15, 2015

Our beautiful “Nature Island”, also known as the Commonwealth of Dominica (not the Dominican Republic, we are much smaller), was devastated by Tropical Storm Erika on August 27th, 2015.

 

Our Nature Island

It has been reported that more than thirty fatalities have been confirmed...

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Breadfruit Salad cultural & ethnic egg free gluten free mains & sides plant based recipes salads & dressings sustainable living traditional Jul 31, 2015

This is our healthy and Caribbean twist on the classic American macaroni salad. Our Breadfruit Salad combines many of the same ingredients as the above but with healthier alternatives and local breadfruit to replace the typical pasta – which makes this recipe vegetarian, gluten-free and...

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Being Eco Friendly With Your Home Decor home & body care sustainable living Jul 10, 2015

Stocking your home with the best decor is a challenge for every homeowner, but adding in the extra venture of making an eco friendly home and many decorators find themselves stumped. Many companies claim to be eco friendly and use recycled materials, but how can you be sure? This is a question...

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