Too Much Doing and Not Enough Being?

“…with the advent of smart technology and the ever-present digital distractions in our pockets and purses, the “fear of missing out“ has emerged as an almost infectious cultural tension.”
I’m a list maker who loves the feeling of crossing items off my list. I admit that on occasion I add to the list the routine thing, or … Read More.

American College of Healthcare Science Holiday Open House

[ December 15, 2017; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ]
On Campus Holiday Open House
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 5005 SW Macadam Ave, Portland OR 97239
Join ACHS & The Apothecary Shoppe for some holiday cheer!
11-11:30 a.m. – Experience how easy it is to craft your own tea blend and make your own tea bags for holiday gifts
12-12:30 p.m. Aromatherapy blending … Read More.

Maritime Northwest Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of December

Mike Dunton’s Maritime Northwest Edition Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of December
December tends to be a continuation of our region’s seasonally wet weather but
can occasionally get snowy. The primary difference between this month and last is that the days are getting colder and shorter as the Winter Solstice arrives. This is the time of … Read More.

The Trouble with Research (Part 2)

In a previous article about “The Trouble with Research’” I wrote about the infuence of industry groups who fund research in order to advance their viewpoint. Independent research is great, but when it’s funded by an industry group, the lines of independence become blurred. Researchers need funding, so when large contributors call, it’s hard to … Read More.

They Too Shall Garden

Murderers, child sexual predators, heroin dealers, identity theft perpetrators, robbers and burglars. Perhaps not the ‘type’ you would want living near you. But they do. We delude ourselves by believing that we are surrounded by law-abiding citizens who have driver’s licenses and car insurance, pay taxes and obey all the rules.
Eventually, many of them are … Read More.

Maritime Northwest Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of November

Mike Dunton’s Maritime Northwest Edition Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of November
By November, it is usually too wet, cold and dark to get much production out of your yards and gardens. Ideally your growing areas are cleaned of debris and either cover cropped or heavily mulched. With all of the outdoor tasks accomplished, it … Read More.

Portland Veg Fest

[ October 14, 2017; October 15, 2017; ]  

Saturday and Sunday, October 14-15, 2017
Exhibit Hall and Speaker Rooms: 10am-6pm
Oregon Convention Center – Exhibit Hall A
Speakers, exhibitors,  food samples, cooking demos, book store, family activities, fashion and beauty, Veg lifestyle product and service exhibitors. $10 for a single day or $17 for a two-day pass.

Exhibitor list https://nwveg.org/vegfest-sponsors-exhibitors-2017

Speakers and presentations: https://nwveg.org/vegfest-program-2017

Garden Home Community Library Sustainability + Repair Fair

[ October 13, 2017; 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Friday, Oct. 13 from 5-7:30 pm
Garden Home Recreation Center
Gymnasium 7475 SW Oleson Rd, Portland
This is a free, family friendly event with topics of interest for everyone including parents, retired folks, apartment dwellers, or homeowners. Exhibitors include: Brooks Design Services, Ecobinary, Eco Shuttle, Green Living Journal, Grocery Getter Organic, H20 at Home, Happy … Read More.

Simple Living

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
– Confucius
Ah yes, simple living. Who hasn’t, at some time, wished for a simpler life? Which then begs the question: why do we feel the need to live more simply? Are we frustrated? Stressed out? Fed up? Sick and tired of being sick and tired? … Read More.

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

[ August 5, 2017; 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. August 6, 2017; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Aug. 5-6, 2017 Albany, OR
So much to see, do, and learn. With more than 150 workshops, there is no shortage of informative demonstrations and lectures to educate and entertain you over the weekend.

Take a look at the program here.

And here is the line of speakers and workshops.

Check out the exhibitor list and stop by and say … Read More.