Gardening Your Own Food

Peace as a practice taught through gardening

There is an intangible, but equally empowering peace that comes with the practice of growing our own food. Have you taken the time to understand where this peace comes from? In understanding the roots of this peace we can find ways to expand on it and move the practice over into other parts of our lives. First we will look…

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What You Need to Know About Eating Safe Fruits and Vegetables

In this day and age of the deluge of bad news, everyone does their best to filter out the pertinent information about what will affect their health and safety. In this article we’re going to do some filtering for you and walk through important new information about the safety of your fresh fruits and vegetables. We’ll offer resources and solutions…

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Proof that Gardening Gives a Natural Mood Lift

How many people do you know who are affected by depression, anxiety, stress or other emotional illness? Or maybe the better question is: Who do you know that is not affected? The pressures of today’s increasingly fast-paced, high-tech society that demands you know all things at all times and learn to do them all at once has brought many to…

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Speaking Out for Healthier Food, the Truth About GMOs – Nov 8th

Next week on Thursday, November 8th, along with other local businesses, we will be sponsoring an event focused on the truth about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in Durango, CO. Jeffrey Smith, author of “Genetic Roulette“, will be the featured speaker. For more information about tickets contact either Maria’s Bookshop at 970-247-1438 or Linda’s Local Food Cafe at 970-259-6729. Want to know…

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A Short History on GMO Foods – How They Affect Everyone from Farmers to Consumers

Years ago when I first heard about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) I was in a dusty meeting room above a business in downtown Corvallis, OR. I was working for a small organic farm at the time and we had gone to watch a couple independent films about the future of food and farming. The films were projected on a white…

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$1000 for Making Food Awesome

Have an awesome idea involving food? Raising funds for a school or community garden and need more help? Follow this link to learn more: http://awesomefood.maker.good.is/ Here’s what Awesome Food has to say: “Awesome Food, the Food Chapter of the Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences wants to help you pull off your ideas for improving our current food system or changing the way…

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Keynote Address: Staying Centered in the Cyclone

One of our two favorite leaders of Growing Spaces, Puja Parsons, gave a beautiful keynote address to an audience of nearly 200 at the SW Colorado Women’s Small Business Conference in Durango, Colorado on July 13th. It was a bit of a new frontier for Puja because she had the opportunity to present how the feminine works in business to…

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PRESS RELEASE: Geodesic Greenhouse Manufacturer to Appear on HGTV Backyard Makeover Show

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SUBJECT: Geodesic Greenhouse Manufacturer to Appear on HGTV Backyard Makeover ShowGrowing Spaces is proud to announce their upcoming appearance on an episode of My Yard Goes Disney. The series features families who win a surprise backyard makeover that is Disney themed and is in its second season on HGTV (Home and Garden Television). With around million viewers…

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Cost versus Value: How to reconcile spending more for organic food

Whether you buy your red bell peppers conventionally grown from Chili or organically farmed down the road, you are likely noticing that food prices are rising faster than inflation. This just adds another layer to the already complicated question of, “What am I willing to pay for my food?” Every time I’m at the grocery store, and more so now…

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Children and Food Allergies

We consider ourselves blessed beyond words with this wonderful, curious, innocent, gentle soul that entered this world almost three years ago. Our son has many interests in his short time on this planet but I would say that his largest love in life is food. People who have seen him eat a meal can not believe how much he can…

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