Freezing Herbs for Winter
October 29, 2017

There’s frost just around the corner but that doesn’t mean we have to rely on store-bought herbs just because we happen…

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The Fruits of the Earth…Or Are They Vegetables?
April 7, 2017

A vegetable is a vegetable is a vegetable. Unless, of course, it’s a fruit! What determines whether a plant is a…

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Cold Noses, Warm Hearts. Catskill Animal Sanctuary Reminds Us That Farm Animals are Thinking, Feeling Beings.
July 6, 2016

Sanctuary animals offer life-changing lessons Tucker, a Guernsey steer, was purchased by a petting zoo operator shortly after birth. He had…

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The March Garden (USDA Zone 5a)
January 10, 2016

For those of you who, like us, are itching to get into their Northeast (Zone 5) gardens, it’s not too early….

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Pollinators in Peril: A New Study from the Center for Biological Diversity
January 10, 2015

Nearly 1 in 4 native bee species are imperiled and facing risk of extinction, in large measure due to pesticide use…

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A Perfect Gift for the Holidays, 288 full-color pages of mouthwatering recipes and luscious photos.
January 1, 2015

What happens when an accomplished chef cooks delectable plant-based meals for an eclectic group of artists who work together? It’s not…

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A rescued Kaporos chicken from this year's demonstration in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Kaporos and Suffering: A Point of View
January 1, 2015

As seen in the October 13, 2016 issue of Ulster Publishing’s Woodstock Times:  Kaporos and Suffering: A Point of View By…

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Can Beekeeping Be Compassionate? A Vegan’s Point of View.
January 1, 2015

A Vegan’s Point of View At the Spiral House, my husband Tom Gottsleben and I live a vegan lifestyle (with very…

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Spiral Construction and Syzygy and Spiral House
Spirit in Stone: What Unites Us
February 8, 2010

At the Spiral House, we are inspired by love, beauty, and compassion. These values arise from our higher selves and motivate…

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