All Natural Seasonal Allergy Remedies ?>

All Natural Seasonal Allergy Remedies

Portland is blooming and if you have seasonal allergies, you’re probably feeling it. During this time of the year many of us reach for Claritin or Benadryl to ease itchy throats, eyes and runny noses, and I used to as well. But then I discovered the magic of bee pollen, honey and essential oils for reducing allergy symptoms. Using natural remedies to reduce my allergy symptoms was appealing to me because over the counter remedies made me feel drowsy and…

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Portland’s 100% Renewable Energy Resolution Update ?>

Portland’s 100% Renewable Energy Resolution Update

Instead of an (irregularly) scheduled blog post, this is an URGENT action item for those of you who live in Portland!  UPDATED: see the bottom this post for more info! Multnomah County and the City of Portland introduced resolutions to transition to 100% renewable energy sources by 2050. This is great news! In order to truly address climate change we need to move away from reliance on fossil fuels. This resolution would be one of the best policies in the country…

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How to Talk to Your Elected Officials ?>

How to Talk to Your Elected Officials

When was the last time you took yourself out of your comfort zone? What did you do? Why did you do it? How did it feel? On April 4 I joined the non-profit Friends of Family Farmers (FoFF) for a rally day on behalf of local farmers at the Oregon State Capitol. FoFF advocates for small and mid-sized farmers and ranchers and family-scale sustainable agriculture in Oregon. The day’s mission was to support several House and Senate bills related to beginning…

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