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Casey Trees Announces Fall 2011 Community Tree Planting Schedule

This story comes to us from Christopher Horn:

From October to mid-December Casey Trees, with help from volunteers, will plant more than 380 trees at 28 sites across the District through its flagship Community Tree Planting (CTP) program.

District of Columbia Now Under Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine

District of Columbia Now Under Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine

 

This notice comes to us from John Lisle:

How Far Would You Travel For Your Food?

Do you ever wonder what Wonder Bread is really made of, or how many miles that head of lettuce has traveled? There's nothing like fresh, whole, organic foods to maintain your health and well-being. Farm-fresh produce and meats go directly from the source to your table, leaving little time for nutrients and it's natural vibration to be lost. Many foods at your supermarket have been picked or slaughtered weeks or even months before they make it onto the shelf. Most of these items are preserved by nitrogen or other artificial means, making them appear fresh. Moreover, foods treated with pesticides and artificial fertilizers have lower nutritional value than foods growing organically.

Take care of your local producer. Visit your local farmers market, support and join your local CSA. The money you spend on your food speaks louder than you can ever imagine, spend it wisely.

 

A Change In The Guard

Friends, we are in the midst of a global paradigm shift in health care. At the center of these changes are health and nutrition counselors, wellness coaches of various niches and specialties, acupuncturists, organic farmers, independent film makers, and the list now goes on and on. For example, healing modalities like TCM and Ayurveda are healing systems which promote health using natural, nontoxic substances and which recognizes the important role of the mind and emotions. A paradigm is a model used to explain how and why events happen the way they do, and as mankind's comprehension of the universe evolves, new paradigms emerge. The best example of paradigm shifts is in the field of modern physics. The classical Newtonian explanation of the world which for two hundred years was accepted as reality has now been replaced by quantum mechanics, superstrings, and field theory. In the old paradigm, every event had a definite cause and every action had an equal and opposite reaction.

Hit the Trail

Hit the Trail

What would you expect a four-and-three-quarter-year-old to say at the end of a four-and-a-half-mile hike that she just finished using her own two feet? “What a wonderful day,” Sofi announced when we walked past the old Tavern (that I was wishing was still a tavern) at Great Falls National Park.

DC Department of Health Recognized with Bronze Anvil Award by Leading Public Relations Firm

 

This story comes to us from Mahlori Isaacs:

Volunteers Join Barefoot Wine & Surfrider Foundation To Keep Anacostia Park “Barefoot Friendly”

 

This event come to us from Nancy Fishgold:

 

 

The Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, now in its fifth year, helps keep beaches, rivers and lakes across America “barefoot friendly.”

In 2011, Barefoot Wine and the Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches, along with community volunteers, are embarking on a tour of 20 cleanups nationwide, kicking off in our nation’s capital at Anacostia Park. Following the cleanup, which will take place at Anacostia Park Saturday morning, volunteers 21+ are invited to attend a Surfrider-hosted celebration featuring Barefoot Wine, surf-inspired fare and a live music performance by Brett Dennen.