The Trouble With Natural

Natural foods have been popular with consumers for a long time now, and both consumers and food businesses have been interested in their appeal. Seems natural enough – why not eat naturally and avoid unnatural (or added chemical) ingredients?
Problem is – there is not universal agreement on just what is a “natural food”. The term implies … Read More.

Green Canyon Apothecary Grand Opening July 9th

[ July 9, 2016; 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ]

Mountain Mel’s Essential Goods has opened The Green Canyon Apothecary .

Their retail store aims to be a hub of health and well being for the Mount Hood community. They’re a full service herbal apothecary, & natural living classroom space. They will be serving teas, healthy snacks, and nourishing smoothies. They’ve got a focus on using … Read More.

Mother Earth News Fair!

[ June 4, 2016; 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. June 5, 2016; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Do you have an interest in Back to the Land, DIY, Self Reliance,  Backyard Homesteading?

You need to be at the  Mother Earth News Fair!

150 + Hands-On Workshops

Organic Gardening
Food Preparation & Preservation
Natural Health
Renewable Energy
Homesteading
Small-Scale Livestock
Green Building
Remodeling
Green Transportation
and More Related Topics

Local and national experts will lead the sessions.

In … Read More.

Local Research on Natural Therapies

National College of Natural Medicine’s Helfgott Research Institute is a professional independent, non-profit research institute located in SW Portland, whose mission is to conduct rigorous, high quality, research on the art and science of healing, specifically working to understand natural forms of medicine.  At Helfgott, scientists from the fields of naturopathic medicine, Chinese medicine, immunology, and nutrition … Read More.

New Year, New You: How You Can Spend More Time Outdoors

The average American spends 93 percent of their time indoors, according to a study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health. When it’s broken down, the time spent in buildings accounts for 87 percent and the last six percent is spent inside of vehicles. If you’re ready to resolve to spend more time outside, … Read More.

Is Your Garden Hose Toxic?

On a hot summer day, there’s nothing better than cold water. Whether it’s in a tall glass or straight from the garden hose, there’s nothing like a cool drink for both you and your plants.
Both you and your gardens need it and most of you don’t think twice about using your hose as a source … Read More.

The Safe Seed Pledge: A Contract Between Gardeners & Their Seed Suppliers

Although the science and technology behind genetic engineering was established by the late 1970s, it was not until 1980, when the government began allowing lifeforms to be patented, that corporations realized that they were sitting on a goldmine. Simply speaking, by manipulating the DNA of living things, calling these organisms unique, and protecting them with … Read More.

Leave It at the Door

What’s in the dust in your home? 
There may be insect fragments, lead dust, pesticides, pollen, dust mites, animal dander, hair, human skin flakes, fungal spores or cigarette ash.
Many of the contaminants inside your home are brought in from outdoors. They can enter your home on your shoes and clothing. Not surprisingly, the greatest concentration of … Read More.

Radon: If Only It Smelled Like Sulphur

 
It’s on television. It’s in the newspapers. It’s on billboards.
Radon.
Portland, Vancouver, Salem, and points between have a radon issue–one that has been here for thousands of years–and one that is not going away. The soil in the Willamette Valley, much of Clark County, and up and down the Columbia River Gorge contains granite, Ice Age … Read More.

PDX Holistic EcoFair

[ August 10, 2013; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Promoting the spirit of holistic healing and sustainable health for ourselves and our city.
 Aug. 10th 10 a.m. to 2 p.m 


 Ecotrust Building 721 NW 9th


 Admission $3 (ADV) $5 (Day)
Admission

 

The PDX Holistic EcoFair highlights sustainable health. Including local conscious businesses and holistic practitioners.

Meet holistic practitioners, and learn about others experiences with natural medicine.

Conscious Marketplace – … Read More.