Category: Environment

Wild-Crafted Summer Remedies

By Fiona Allergy Tincture Humans constantly adapt to their environment but our bodies ultimately reflect allergic symptoms as our adaptation reaches its limit. The eyes become itchy as the pollen levels rise and a runny nose continually works to move invading allergens from the nasal cavities. Chest congestion and a dry cough also indicate that… Read more »

Passion and Excellence

at Berkeley Olive Grove OK … I’ll admit that we might be a little biased when it comes to our advertisers in the Lotus Guide, but every once in a while we think we need to say something about them, and this is one of those times. It started in the parking lot at a… Read more »

Standing Rock and the Dakota Access Pipeline

By Rahasya Poe    It’s not necessarily because I’m 25 percent Cherokee, or even that it’s the right thing to do, which it is, that I’m throwing in my two cents on this issue. I was thinking of writing this article anyway, but it was confirmed when I started reading what traditional news media was… Read more »

Why Our Cellphones Are Killing Gorillas

Why Our Cellphones Are Killing Gorillas By Rahasya Poe   I know the title sounds almost as if it’s the beginning of a sick joke, but it’s not. A mineral found in almost every piece of technology we use—computers, iPads, cell phones, and so on—is called columbite-tantalite, coltan for short. When refined, coltan becomes a… Read more »

A Perspective on Plant Spirituality

A Perspective on Plant Spirituality By Shea Smith When we plan our classes at HAALo, we choose topics that our community is “buzzing about” or about which we see a pattern of questions happening regularly in our shop. Recently, we’ve had a steady stream of conversations with our customers who come in to share whispered… Read more »

Olive Oils of Excellence-Darro Grieco

Keys to Olive Oils of Excellence By Darro Grieco Berkeley Olive Grove produces food of true natural value via traditional agriculture’s healthy soil, air, and rainwater. This is not a modern industrial operation dependent on artificial means. Art and science, tradition, and technology can achieve healthful foods with wonderful taste and other beneficial food and… 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 »

Water Wars

The topic of “climate change” would be incomplete if we didn’t talk about water, so I’m going to hit a few points to shed some light on the subject. The idea of “water wars” may seem beyond our reality for most of us, but we have been in the midst of water wars for many… Read more »

Interview with Guy McPherson on Climate Change

This is a short, edited version of my interview with Guy McPherson (You can watch the whole interview by scrolling down), who has a list of credentials that makes it almost mandatory that we hear what he has to say about climate change. It’s Time To Wake Up! Lotus Guide Lotus Guide: One of the… Read more »

What Is Geoengineering Doing to Us? By Dane Wigington

Bio – Dane Wigington Dane has a background in solar energy and has been engaged in climate/geoenginerring research for over a decade. His personal residence was featured in a cover article on the world’s largest renewable energy magazine, Home Power. He owns a 1,600-acre “wildlife preserve” next to Lake Shasta in northern California. Dane put… Read more »