Category: Special Interest

What if We Grew a Garden and Gave the Food Away! ?

By Pat Basham That simple question was the beginning of a phenomenon. Self-sustaining gardens have sprouted throughout Butte County, providing free food to hundreds who’d never had nutritious affordable options. Homeless shelters, residential and rehabilitation facilities, schools, day care centers, clubs, and neighborhoods are harvesting the many benefits of gardening thanks to From the Ground… Read more »

A Breath of Fresh Air in Paradise

By Anne G Weaver and Edited by Season Naify A vehicle for re-creating flow, ‘Ohana Health lays out like an energy grid with many roads for members of the community to find their way back into the flow of life, energy, vibrancy, health, and total well-being. In what was once an abandoned auto parts store,… Read more »

Going Solar

By Rich Varlinsky Solar has become ubiquitous. It is virtually impossible not to encounter advertising or offers for solar sales or leases on television, radio, or in home-improvement stores. The sheer volume of choices can be daunting and confusing. It is not as simple as just buying a system and reaping the benefits. Solar is… Read more »

Being the Change

By Reverend Andy Torkelson What do brick-and-mortar spiritual communities have to offer in the early 21st century? If they act the way they did in most of the 20th century, not much. Many of us lived through, experienced, or witnessed their overly bloated sense of entitlement that oozed to the surface through doctrines of judgment… Read more »

Love’s Vibrant Life

Love’s Vibrant Life When you stand back and look at someone’s life, the picture of who he or she is is somewhat like a tapestry. But as you come closer and look at the individual you see many different threads that weave a lifetime of accomplishments. Through the years my wife, Dhara, and I have… Read more »

Mind over Medicine

Mind Over Medicine By Mark Light, MD “Promoting health of the body without encouraging health of the mind is an exercise in futility.”—Dr. Lissa Rankin, MD You can heal yourself. When was the last time you heard a doctor say these words? Probably never. Dr. Lissa Rankin is one doctor who is saying those exact… Read more »

Returning the Social to Agriculture

We live in exciting and challenging times in which we must adapt to weather changes and water shortages. Look to your local community for programs like this. One that I know of is the Paradise Grange Community Garden. You can contact Debbie at 530-413-3974 for more information on what they’re doing and what might be… Read more »

WilliamEverOne

Our Local Artist-WilliamEverOne Most stories start with “Once Upon A Time” so… Once upon a time in a place far from here, I lived on the beach, La Costa, in a reconverted 1947 Greyhound bus. Since I was one of the few people at that time who had a little money, I always had a…well,… Read more »