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What Does a Cup of Coffee Entail?

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What Does a Cup of Coffee Entail?

This thoughtful piece is from "Ecological Wakes: the Story of Six Everyday Objects" by Alan Thein Durning (which was published by Northwest Environment Watch in 1994).I like it because it reminds us of our impact on the earth and its inhabitants, even in everyday choices. It reminds me, as someone who makes choices on behalf of others (my family but also my community, and customers who buy from Haven Herbs), to choose wisely and thoughtfully."I brewed a cup of coffee. It took 100 beans to make my cup- about one-fortieth of the beans that grew on that coffee tree that...

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Not just Herbalism...Bioregional Herbalism!

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Not just Herbalism...Bioregional Herbalism!

I became an herbalist because I believe that nature provides everything we need for a healthy life if we know what we are looking for and listen carefully. I believe that this is true on a macro and micro level- meaning that there are herbs all over the planet to cure and relieve our maladies, but we should also look closer to home, in our own areas first. This local focus is called bioregional herbalism.To quote Rose Barlow:"The herb market is wide open and flourishing. We see new companies and new herbal products on the shelves each year, even finding...

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