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Green Living Journal PDX Spring #12  

A Practical Journal for Friends of the Environment. Small Houses, National Bike System, Warre Bee Hive, Organic Manifesto, Credit Unions, Bu...

Green Living Journal PDX Spring #12  

A Practical Journal for Friends of the Environment. Small Houses, National Bike System, Warre Bee Hive, Organic Manifesto, Credit Unions, Bu...

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