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Inspiration

Spring Transition

As I sit soaking up the sun in my suburban Boston garden, there is still snow on the north side. Winter does not let go easily here in New England. I begin to imagine the...
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Urban Foraging

Follow Halé as she takes you on a foraging tour with her goats in her urban setting.  The goats have much to teach us about the seasonal foods and creating boundaries for ourselves.
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Going to Pasture

Join Halé on a pasture walk with her herd. She explores how  individual choices and modeling by the mother goats teach the young kids about optimum nourishment.
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Goat Nourishment, Human Nourishment

Halé explores the relationship between goat nourishment and human nourishment from initial contact with the mother to expansion in the greater herd.
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Healing and Transformation

After being transplanted, two plum trees in my garden were stressed and subsequently have been going through a healing process with the support of good nutrients and the natural passing of time. I’d like to...
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From Green Plums to Green Jello

Ever since I was a young girl I have been fascinated with food. I spent the first eight years of my life in Istanbul, and my memories of the city all have to do with...
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The Art of Cheesemaking

During my teaching schedule in Turkey,  I was fortunate to spend time with both villagers and nomadic people who are masters at making goat yogurt and cheeses as their daily practice. With all this practical...
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Fruit of the Season

Ah, the harvest. When my children were young, we would go to local farms to pick apples, pears, peaches, cherries, plums, blueberries, and raspberries. While each fruit has its own special qualities, raspberries were always...
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Local Foods for Local Climates

Climate and geography provide the foundation for the kinds of foods that can be grown in a particular area. In Freiburg, Germany, where my friend lives, cooler weather crops are in abundance now at the...
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Balance Within the Transition

I have just returned from my travels in Istanbul and other parts of Turkey. Even with its hot climate, crowded conditions, and noisy markets, the abundance of local and regional food choices and the connection...
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