What is Organic

#OrganicFestival: Let’s rally together to Bust Myths, Reach Millions and Set the Record Straight!

While our children head back to school, it is time for us to ramp up our education around organic. The Organic Trade Association (OTA) marks September as Organic Myth-Busting Month. For the next 30 days, organic enthusiasts and leaders like you are coming together for #OrganicFestival, a social media festival to educate and inform consumers about the benefits and facts of organic. Continue reading “#OrganicFestival: Let’s rally together to Bust Myths, Reach Millions and Set the Record Straight!”

What is Organic

5 Things I Learned While Volunteering at my Local Organic Farm

On a hot, humid, blue-sky Thursday afternoon, we made our way to
Sherborn, a small town outside Boston, MA. We were looking forward to volunteering at Silverwood Organic Farm, a historic local farmland. My partner in this adventure was my 10-year-old “little sister” who I mentor through Big Brother Big Sister. We were ready to experience an afternoon in the life of an organic farmer and take some organic lessons home with us. Continue reading “5 Things I Learned While Volunteering at my Local Organic Farm”

Environment

Why Getting Dirty Can Help Save the World

I owe soil an apology.2015 Year of Soil 2

For many years I only considered soil as dirt, mud, insignificant, yuck! If you were like me, the only time you thought about soil was when you were washing it off your boots after a hike in the woods or perhaps you cursed it as you removed weeds from your garden. I have walked all over soil, literally and philosophically. Now I know better, and I want to share why. Continue reading “Why Getting Dirty Can Help Save the World”