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ur March cover offers some inspiration to include more healthy greens in your diet, and almost everyone can benefit from them. Be sure to check out the ‘Love Your Greens!’ article on pg 22 for some ways to prepare them. Or if you would rather drink your greens, head over to the Jungle Juice Bar for on the East side or Blessed and Highly Favored Juice bar on the West Side for a shot of wheat grass or a tasty green smoothie. We have several articles about pets and animals in this issue. I have always thought that you can tell a lot about a person by observing how they treat animals. Growing up we always had a dog or two and multiple cats, and all of them were mixed breeds, strays and rescues. Then I continued the tradition with my own family, and we had pets throughout the years when the kids were growing up and I believe that it made our life much richer because of it. Pets provide that unconditional love that is so important for all of us to experience, and they can bring such joy to people of all ages.

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Family Friendly St. Paddy’s Day Party


he Rotary club of Dearborn is hosting their 13th Annual St. Paddy’s Day Party from 5:30 to 10 p.m., March 5. This family fun event will include Irish entertainment provided by Inis-Ceol Island Music, raffle drawings with Irish baskets and Waterford crystal plus good Irish food and a cash bar. Buffet food selections range from corned beef and cabbage, seafood chowder to fish filets and finish with dessert. All are welcome; friends, family, neighbors and work associates. Dearborn Rotarian and Event Organizer, John McDonald says, “ This event is frequently a party within a party due to extended families attending”. Proceeds from the event go to Dearborn Rotary’s support of local charitable causes. The 100 + year Rotary organization creates positive communities, throughout the world. The Dearborn Rotary supports student scholarships, adult literacy, Adopt a Highway, Dearborn Homecoming, Meals on Wheels and additional charitable giving. Cost: $ 20 per person. Location: Park Place, 23400 Park, Dearborn. For more information, visit or call 313-278-7233.

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atural Awakenings Detroit Magazine is publishing a new Natural Living Directory covering the Wayne County metro area. This handy reference will be included within the April edition and will serve as a yearlong guide for consumers to have at their fingertips, when searching for products and services related to living a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle. H E A L T H Y L I V I N G H E A L T H Y P L A N E T All healthy living and healthy planet related businesses are encouraged to take part in this comprehensive resource. A variety of listing options are available to Wayne County area businesses, from a free mini listing to a 50 word description with image or logo. Publisher, Mary Anne Demo, says, Natural Living “We’re really excited to be able to put Directory 2015 a resource like this together. We want to coax the healthy living services and resource out of hiding in the Wayne County area!” If you know of a business or service that should be listed, please help spread the word. The free mini listings are intended to help small businesses and non-profits to take part as well. feel good • live simply • laugh more

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et ready for spring at the Growing Great Gardens (GGG) event, presented in partnership with Taylor Garden Club, Taylor Conservatory and WCCCD, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 14 at the WCCCD Educational and Heinz C. Prechter Performing Arts Center in Taylor. Featured speakers include Janet Macunovich, garden designer, author and teacher at Perennial Favorites, Horticulture Display Coordinator of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Irvin Etienne and Stacey Hirvela, horticulturist and author, from Spring Meadows Nursery. Spend the day learning about the latest in garden trends, shop for tools, plants and more with over 30 garden related vendors plus reconnect with gardening friends. Etienne will present When Pretty Ain’t Enough; tough plants for Midwest Gardens and Carmen Miranda of the Midwest; how to get eye-popping attention with color and texture. Gourmet Shrubs for Discerning Gardeners, will be discussed by Hirvela; learn about lesser known shrub species and varieties that deserve to be more widely grown for their ornamental qualities and problem solving abilities. Macunovich’s presentation, Best of the Best Advice, encompasses lessons she learned over decades of experience and important tips about what’s indispensable and what to dispense with in gardening. New this year, is the optional, ‘Lunch and Learn’; Fine Pruning Your Landscape, also being presented by Macunovich. Due to limited availability, this must be reserved at the time of regular registration and will be on a first come, first served basis. Advanced Master Gardner and Owner of The English Landscape/Black Cat Pottery, Cheryl English, says “I’ve been a vendor at this event since it was first organized and I think it’s one of the best-organized gardening events of the year in Wayne County. There is great community support. I especially like the fact that the event, in part, benefits The Taylor Conservatory – a great non-profit. I have a great time and find the event very worth while.” Morning beverages, snacks, choice of lunch with bottled water and door prizes are included plus raffle ticket opportunities will be available. Cost: $45. Location: 21000 Northline Rd, Taylor. For more information visit, or call 313-7158316 or 888-383-4108.

newsbriefs Music Series Slated for Summer


t’s never to early to dream; think warm evenings with cool breezes, beautiful gardens, interesting art and live music. The Taylor Conservatory is hosting the Wednesday evening, Music & Art in the Garden, Summer Concert Series, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., beginning June 10 through August 26. Taylor’s own home grown talent, Ray Haywood and his band, Big Ray & the Motor City Kings will start the musical line up this season with blues, classic rock, soul and Motown. Also, a classic car show is featured this year, kicking off the season in car-town style. Limited seating is available and lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. Food and drinks will be available for purchase as no outside food and drinks are not allowed. All ages are welcome. Taylor Conservatory Foundation’s mission is creating beautiful public spaces, promoting the arts and sciences and preserving the natural environment. Additionally, they promote positive community outcomes with programs designed for a multitude of social, educational and environmental needs. This is accomplished via many avenues including promoting food security through community-garden development and education plus increasing public awareness about the fragility of our natural environment and providing information about ways to conserve and protect it.

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iscover a practical pathway to personal liberation and joy based on Paramhansa Yogananda and his direct disciple, Swami Kriyanda with Troy Farwell at Song of the Morning Retreat Center in Vanderbilt, Michigan, March 21 and 22. This weekend course is designed to help restore inner joy and unleash full potential, as the class series

For more information, visit or call 888-383-4108.

Neu Kombucha now available through Door to Door Organics


ore and more bottles of the healthy, fermented Kombucha drink are going to be available soon, as a result of Neu Kombuchas having signed with Door to Door Organics. This local company is growing by leaps and bottles. Jennifer Neu and Julius Sipkay originally began producing the Kombucha in pineapple ginger, lavender lemonade, root beer and super berry which is goji, blueberry and elderberry in September of 2014, at The Cacoa Tree Café, with 50 bottles per week and are now already up to 270, with all selling out. Jungle Juice Bar, Brooklyn St. Local and Seven Greens are three more Wayne County locations where the drinks are sold. Kombucha is an effervescent fermented tea. For more information visit, Neu.kombucha@facebook. com or call 248-837-0932.

is a guidebook to the spiritual path of self-mastery. Opportunities to learn how to increase awareness of patterns that distract from achieving peace, practical tools and techniques to create positive and lasting changes, how to overcome difficulties, how to attract what’s truly desired and how to experience lasting happiness and success in life will be experienced in this class. Throughout the year a large variety of retreats and workshops are offered, focusing on teaching the science of yoga in its many practical applications. Programs help participants to achieve the highest levels of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being as they progress on the path toward selfrealization. Cost: $108. Location: 9607 E. Sturgeon Valley Rd., Vanderbilt. For more information, including time, visit or call 989-983-4107.

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newsbriefs Oakland Common Seniors Turn into Writers


reative writing instructor, Michael Madigan is very happy with his students at Oakwood Common in Dearborn, “ These are people who are keeping their minds active. They’ve written some lovely and charming pieces including memoirs, poetry and fiction. Once they begin practicing the simple disciplines and exercises I teach, they accomplish all these things with amazing ease”. Madigan conducts a workshop called Common Expressions each month at the senior resident. “When they learn they can produce writing that is colorful and entertaining, and that tells the truth in a completely original way, they’re amazed” continues Madigan. Each week the class begins with participants sharing and reading their homework assignments, followed by Madigan’s observations and comments about each writer’s piece plus an introduction to a new homework assignment; an assignment the students actually enjoy. Otherie Love joined the group two years ago, soon after she moved to Oakwood Common. A retired educator, Love revealed that writing is very different from her 44 years’ work experience as a math teacher and school administrator. “ My mother wrote a lot of plays, and my daughter is an editor for a publishing house”, though Love didn’t discover her own interest in writing until her retirement. “Michael is an excellent teacher. We always go home with an interesting assignment”. Robert Kozma echo’s the sentiment, “In class, I’m learning things I never knew before. Each assignment is a challenge. Once I get the nucleus of an idea, I start writing on my iPad, and it just falls into place.” Although Marjorie Simpson joined the group with some writing experience; she has written sermonettes for her church, she says “In Common Expressions, I’ve been exposed to some things I hadn’t tried before and learned some new perspectives.” In a recent class, Madigan invited each student to select a photo from books with colorful pictures of people of all ages and backgrounds, and then start writing as if they were the person in the photo. After they had written an initial description of their first person character, Madigan encouraged the students to expand their description into a story about the person they had selected. Love chose to take the challenge even further. She selected a photo of a young Chinese boy, dressed in colorful clothing in the middle of Manhattan’s Chinatown. “I’m looking forward to going to the library with my daughter. This will give me an opportunity to learn more about China and what this little boy might be doing and thinking. Then I can tell his story.” Oakwood Common is a 29 acre community which includes nature trails and scenic views along the historic Rouge River Gateway with independent, assisted and rehabilitation areas plus skilled nursing facilities. Location: 16351 Rotunda Dr., Dearborn. For information visit OakwoodCommon. org or call 800-642-4663.


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Pewabic Pottery Birthday Party


oin Pewabic Pottery in celebrating their 112 year, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 14. There will be birthday cake plus demonstrations by Pewabic artisans, drop-in workshops and behind the scenes tours. Shopping is available with a large selection of work including tiles, ornaments, vessels, and dinnerware. The Pewabic Tudor Revival style building is a National Historic Landmark. Many Pewabic works are found throughout Detroit architecture including the Guardian Building, the Buhl Building, the Detroit Public Library and also the Detroit Zoo. Many pieces are in collections showcased at the Detroit Institute of Arts, and other museums around the country and the world. Pewabic is many things, to many people; a non-profit ceramic studio rich in heritage, an educational community devoted to inclusion and a creative incubator respected around the country. Founder, Mary Chase Perry Stratton, was an innovator. In the early twentieth century, her experiments with glazes changed the face of contemporary ceramics. That spirit is her living legacy and is what drives Pewabic Pottery today. While many things have changed, their culture remains the same, fostering a progressive environment by celebrating new artists, exhibiting innovative work and offering opportunities to explore, experiment and invent. They also continue to redefine their role in the community through outreach and education, looking for new ways to make ceramics relevant and accessible to people of all ages and skill levels. As with the founder, Pewabic is creating the next makers, artists and appreciators. Additionally, as Stratton, they are progressing ceramics by inspiring, supporting and recognizing the contributions of everyone who takes part. Location: 10125 Jefferson, Detroit. For more information, visit or call 313-626-2000.

newsbriefs Meditation at Schoolcraft College


resent Moment Meditation offers the practical approach to see positive results in every area of your daily life including work, family, home, health, relationships and personal goals. The one day session is from 6:30 to 8 p.m., March 8 at Schoolcraft College in Livonia. Online registration is available for this session and other wellness classes, too. Schoolcraft is a comprehensive, open-door, community-based college. The mission of the College is to provide a transformational learning experience designed to increase the capacity of individuals and groups to achieve intellectual, social and economic goals. Cost: $ 59. Location: 18600 Haggerty, Livonia. Please visit or call 734-462-4448

Fountain of Youth Workshop


aylor Yoga is hosting an interactive workshop featuring the Tibetan Five Rites of Rejuvenation, 1p.m., March 21. In the Himalayan mountains, generations of Tibetan Monks have passed down a series of exercises with mystical, age-reversing properties. These once-secret exercises have been available to Westerners for years. This workshop will provide practical instructions for each of the five rites, which resemble yoga postures. Taking just minutes a day to perform, the benefits for practitioners have included increased energy, weight loss, better memory, new hair growth, pain relief, better digestion and just feeling younger. Much has been written about the Five Rites of Rejuvenation including Peter Kelder’s Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth, which is his own introduction to the Rites by way of Colonel Bradford, a mysterious retired British army officer, who learned of the Rites while journeying high up in the Himalayas. Connie Fedel opened Taylor Yoga in 2011, to fulfill her dream of having a serene, tranquil place to practice and teach yoga. Fedel believes “ Yoga helps people to see that many physical, mental and emotional problems can be avoided when we look after ourselves in a more caring manner.” Cost: $15. Location: 8935 Telegraph, Taylor. To Register call 313-292-9642 or for more information, visit

Family Reading Time in Harper Woods


he Harper Woods Library is hosting Prime Time Family Reading, Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m., from March 25 to April 29. Families with children aged six to twelve will have the opportunity to participate in a six week book discussion group. Food will be provided and parallel activities for preschool aged siblings. Attendees must pre register with the children’s librarian. The vision of the library is to help the citizens of Harper Woods succeed and flourish and aim to provide services and programs that are valued by the community and enhance the role of the library in the community. Cost: free. Location: 19601Harper, Harper Woods. For more information, visit or call 313-343-2575.

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newsbriefs Fat Burning, Healthy Food Workshops


ertified Clinician in whole food nutrition and Chiropractor, Dr. Linda Solomon, is presenting three food workshops, educating and demonstrating good nutrition, at TLC Holistic Wellness,10 a.m., March 7, 21 and 28. Different topics will be discussed each week, including how to make enough food to last for a number of meals, skills to reach your ideal weight and clear answers on health needs. Shopping and food preparation can be efficient so that it is a simple alternative to have healthy food available when in need of a snack. Learning how to prepare nutritious meals that help protect against diabetes, heart disease and other maladies that debilitate is key to being able to function well and have a happy, healthy and productive life. Dr. Solomon says, “Our workshops are designed to help you be more efficient and always have the right kinds of food available when you get hungry. We are about preventing disease rather than patching up diseased bodies.” Additionally, Dr. Solomon is the author of Stop the Clock, a raw foods cookbook and The Palladium; The Wisdom Diet, is a well known lecturer on whole foods, which balance body systems and achieve total wellness. TLC is state-of-the-art facility with the highest quality chiropractic wellness care available. Location: 31580 Schoolcraft, Livonia. Please pre register. For more information, visit, or call 734-664-0339.

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aylor Garden Club has announced the Jeanne Eckert $1000 Scholarship, for Michigan residents attending a Michigan college or university who are following a career path in agriculture, horticulture, organic gardening, botany, environmental studies, landscape design or conservation. In an effort to continue the legacy of the club and to honor the first president of Taylor Garden Club, they are offering this scholarship to a college student or graduating high school senior. The money is to be used for college expenses and the check will be made out to

the school in which the scholarship recipient is attending or will be attending. The application may be found on the Club’s website and it must include a letter from an unrelated responsible adult vouching for the applicant’s character, a letter from their science instructor or professor, a one page personal mission statement in which a statement of purpose is addressed; how this will further educational endeavors, achievements or activities in this subject or field. Please send applications to: Taylor Garden Club Scholarship, 1604 23rd Street, Wyandotte, MI 48192. The Taylor Garden Club began in January, 1990. Throughout the years, members have dedicated many hours of service to improve the greening of the City of Taylor.

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HFR.FM 89.3 radio presents vendors, readers and bodyworkers at the Festival of Enlightenment Holistic Fair, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 21. Students are free/ with current ID. WHFR is the Henry Ford Community College’s non-commercial, student-staffed, faculty-guided radio station. Cost: $5. Location: Culinary Arts Center Henry Ford College, 5101 Evergreen, Dearborn. For more information, call 313-483-2555 or 313-605-4206.

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otary 6400, which includes Rotary clubs in southeast Michigan and southwest Ontario, is seeking dentist or dental hygienists who have a passion to help and teach others, to consider joining its Vocational Training Team (VTT) headed to Timor-Leste in Maritime Southeast Asia in May. The VTT is a Rotary-sponsored exchange that enables professionals to utilize their training and skills to assist a less developed country. Participating Rotary Districts provide transportation, housing and food for the team during the exchange. Team member are expected to provide training in their profession in the host district. Team member are asked to pay for their own passports, inoculations, personal expenses and will be asked to prepare a final report on the exchange and to speak to Rotary Clubs about the program and their participation. The VTT is open to both Rotarian and non-Rotarian dentists and dental hygienists who are able to spend three weeks, teaching their profession and helping students learn. Rotary District 6400 will select a team of five professionals based upon applicants’ professional experience and interest in international service. Applications must be submitted no later than March 19. Final interviews will scheduled shortly thereafter. The University of Dilli has been training dental professionals and is requesting assistance to complete their training. During the trip, they will help staff from the University with this training. When possible, team members will join students in mobile clinical work to prepare them for post=graduate placement. Timor-Leste is an island country just north of Darwin, Australia. A former colony of Portugal, it is one of the world’s newest countries, achieving independence in 1975. Between 1975 and 2002, war with Indonesia ravaged the country until the United Nations and Australian forces brought order. Today, TimorLeste is rebuilding, and one of its desperate needs is dental professionals. For more information and to obtain an application, visit or contact District 6400 VVT Co-chair Howard Andrews via email at hwandrews@wowway. com or call 734-728-4697.

he Natural Awakenings healthy living, healthy planet lifestyle app has been upgraded with a brand-new look and updated features. The free app, already downloaded by more than 40,000 iPhone users, is now available on the Android platform. Natural Awakenings makes staying in touch with the best choices for a green and healthy lifestyle easier than ever. Find products, practitioners and services dedicated to healthy living, plus articles on the latest practical, natural approaches to nutrition, fitness, creative expression, personal growth and sustainable living by national experts with fresh perspectives and inspired ideas. New features include signing up for promotions, updates and newsletters, as well as convenient links to the Natural Awakenings website and webstore. Find a local magazine; a national directory of healthy, green businesses, resources and services, complete with directions; updated national monthly magazine content; archives of hundreds of previously published articles that are searchable by key words; and an archive of articles in Spanish. “These upgrades and expanded accessibility will empower people to enjoy healthier, happier and longer lives wherever they are more easily than ever before,” notes Natural Awakenings founder Sharon Bruckman. “Offering free access to Natural Awakenings’ powerful network of healthy living resources through this exclusive app is another way we can serve our users.” To download the free app, search for Natural Awakenings on Google Play or the Apple app store or visit

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newsbriefs Books in Midtown


ooking for a book on history and culture, health and well-being, world maps, oils and incense or how about fair trade chocolates? The Source Bookseller in Midtown Detroit will satisfy all these requirements and more. As an independent bookstore, they offer an unique selection of non-fiction books and interesting items that will enhance and anyone’s life and lifestyle plus offer events and activities to enrich mind, body and spirit. Three interesting and informative guests will be hosted by the Source Booksellers this month, beginning with June Manning Thomas, editor of the book Mapping Detroit: Land, Community, and Shaping of a City ,6 p.m., March 11, discussing how she, and fellow editor Henco Bekkering use chapters based on a variety of maps to shed light on how Detroit moved from frontier fort to thriving industrial metropolis to today’s high-vacancy city and then followed by Author, Elizabeth Pilar, 5p.m., March 13, who will discuss her debut book, A Blue Moon in China, the true story of the author’s odyssey through Communist China in 1988. Shelia McCauley Keys, author of Our Auntie Rosa: The Family of Rosa Parks Remembers her Life and Lessons, will conduct a Book/Author Talk, 6 p.m., March 19. Proprietor, Janet Webster Jones, the daughter of a librarian and herself a retired educator, has been in the bookselling business since 1989. While teaching a class, a student noticed she had an abundance of books about ancient African history to share with her class and suggested she sell her books at a local bazaar. Similar to today’s pop-up business model, she began taking her books to sell at various venues. As of 2013, she moved to her second brick and mortar location in the Auburn Building. Location: 4240 Cass, Suite 105, Detroit. For more information, visit or call 313-832-1155.


Meditation Minimizes Migraines


esearchers from the Wake Forest School of Medicine found that mindfulness meditation significantly reduced the number and duration of migraines among 19 episodic migraine patients. Ten were given eight weeks of mindfulness classes with instructions for adding personal meditation in-between sessions. The other nine received typical migraine care. Those in the meditation group experienced an average of 1.4 fewer migraines per month, which averaged nearly three hours less than the ones experienced by those in the control group. Pain levels of the headaches reported by those in the meditation group averaged 1.3 points lower on a scale of one to 10.

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Even Modest Drinking Raises Risk of Heart Disease


ontrary to the hypothesis that moderate drinking can be heart-healthy, a new study published in the British Medical Journal indicates that even light to moderate drinking increases the risk of heart disease. In a large, randomized meta-study, researchers examined patient data from 261,991 European adults derived from 56 studies. Participants were classified as non-drinkers, light drinkers, moderate drinkers or heavy drinkers. The researchers also used a gene variation to determine alcohol intake—a genetic marker that indicates low alcohol consumption of less than 10 milliliters (about a third of an ounce) per week. They found that those with the gene variation—and thus are virtually nondrinkers—had a significantly lower risk of heart disease, including stroke and hypertension, and that even light drinking significantly increased heart disease risk. The researchers concluded: “These findings suggest that reductions of alcohol consumption, even for light to moderate drinkers, may be beneficial for cardiovascular health.”

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activity, along with other ADHD-related tests. Those that had received the extract exhibited significant improvement in ADHD symptoms. A study from Liberty University, in Virginia, previously examined 262 adults ages 60 and over with normal memory and mental performance and found that the same Ginkgo biloba extract improved their cognitive scores. Half of the study participants were given 180 mg of the extract daily and half were given a placebo. Standardized tests and a subjective, self-reporting questionnaire found the Ginkgo resulted in significant cognitive improvements among the older adults.

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Cultivating Youth

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News and resources to inspire concerned citizens to work together in building a healthier, stronger society that benefits all.

Salty Harvest

Seaweed May Be the New Lettuce Food items such as kelp, dulse, alaria and laver may be unfamiliar now, but likely not for long, as these and other varieties of edible seaweed and sea vegetables appear on more shopping lists and restaurant menus. These ingredients are already favored by cooks for the jolt of salty goodness they bring to soups and salads and by health food advocates that appreciate their high levels of essential minerals. Goodies in the pipeline include seaweed-filled bagels, ice cream and chips. The trend toward farming seaweed instead of harvesting in the wild is making news. Working waterfronts often go dormant in the winter as lobstermen that work during warmer months move inland out of season for part-time jobs. Seaweed is a winter crop that can keep boats out on the water, providing year-round aquaculture employment. Entrepreneur Matthew Moretti, who operates Bangs Island Mussels, a shellfish and kelp farm in Casco Bay, near Portland, Maine, explains, “Mussels are monoculture,” so he has been growing sugar kelp between mussel rafts to create a more ecological model. Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for a Livable Future

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Wind Turbines a Kill Zone for European Bats Bats are vital natural pest controllers, saving the use of millions of pounds of pesticides by eating insects, but many species are declining across Europe, despite being protected, because wind turbines are seriously harming their populations. “It’s most common in migratory species, with around 300,000 bats affected every year in Europe alone. Bats are found dead at the bottom of these turbines. One option is to reduce turbine activity during times of peak migration,” says Richard Holland. Ph.D., of Queen’s University Belfast, co-author of a study published in Nature Communications that sheds light on the problem. Scientists have discovered the first known example of a mammal to use polarization patterns in the sky to navigate in the greater mouse-eared bat. The study demonstrates that the bats use the way sunlight is scattered in the atmosphere at sunset to calibrate the internal magnetic compass that helps them to fly in the right direction. Holland says, “Bees have specially adapted photoreceptors in their eyes, and birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles all have cone cell structures in their eyes which may help them to detect polarization, but we don’t know which structure these bats might be using. Anything we can do to understand how they get about, how they move and navigate will be a step forward in helping to protect them.” Source: Natural Environment Research Council (

Generation With an aging population of farmers, it’s clear that agriculture needs to attract more young people, because half the farmers in the U.S. are 55 or older. But for much of the world’s youth, agriculture isn’t seen as being cool or attractive—only as backbreaking labor without an economic payoff and with little room for career advancement. However, with some effort, young farmers can explore contemporary career options in permaculture design, biodynamic farming, communication technologies, forecasting, marketing, logistics, quality assurance, urban agriculture projects, food preparation, environmental sciences and advanced technologies. “Increased access to education and new forms of agriculture-based enterprises means that young people can be a vital force for innovation in family farming, increasing incomes and well-being for both farmers and local communities,” says Mark Holderness, executive secretary of the Global Forum for Agricultural Research. The New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (, in Massachusetts, trains young farmers in how to run a small farm operation, from business planning to specialized advanced workshops in livestock and healthy food. Likewise, the Southeastern New England Young Farmer Network ( hosts free social and educational events that bring together farmers of all ages and experience levels to network and collaborate. Source:

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Feeding the World

UN Lauds Small-Scale, Sustainable Agriculture A recent publication from the United Nations Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Trade and Environment Review 2013: Wake Up Before it is Too Late, includes contributions from more than 60 experts around the world. They are calling for transformative changes in food, agriculture and trade systems to increase diversity on farms, reduce use of fertilizer and other inputs, support smallscale farmers and create strong local food systems. The report includes in-depth sections on the shift toward more sustainable, resilient agriculture; livestock production and climate change; the importance of research and extension; plus the roles of both land use and reform of global trade rules. The report’s findings contrast starkly to the accelerated push for new free trade agreements, including the TransPacific Partnership (TPP) and the U.S./EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which will strengthen the hold of multinational corporate and financial firms on the global economy. Neither global climate talks nor other global food security forums reflect the urgency expressed in the UNCTAD report to transform agriculture.

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out of Los Angeles shelters. “A lot of rescues are breed-specific; I think mutts deserve an equal chance,” says Skow, now the executive director. “Small dogs get adopted faster, so we get the larger mixes, including pit bulls and Rottweilers.” Currently, the facility continues to expand its services, working with pet foster homes; providing medical care for severely abused animals in need of rehabilitation and socialization; and managing visits to prisons, mental health facilities and schools. “We take in who we can help. To see a dog triumph over tremendous odds gives people hope,” says Skow. Recently, volunteers pulled 70 dogs from Los Angeles shelters, fostered them for a month and then transported them east to adoption facilities where conditions were less crowded.

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very creature in the animal kingdom has an essential purpose, yet through human interference, animal life overall has become so imbalanced as to signal a tipping point for Earth. Extreme care for the rapidly growing population of a relative handful of pet breeds stands in stark contrast to trending extinction of dozens of other species. Fortunately, in addition to the efforts of dedicated volunteers, conser-

vationists and supportive lawmakers, every one of us can make a real difference.

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Spay/neuter is the best solution to pet overpopulation, says Ruth Steinberger, national founder of Spay First, headquartered in Oklahoma City ( From 20 years of experience, she explains that in locations and situations in which surgery is impractical, “We’ve had great results using calcium chloride in ethyl alcohol, done under sedation. A slow infusion into the pet’s testicles causes them to atrophy. It’s less invasive, with a lower chance of infection and less pain, and reduces testosterone. For feral cat populations where traps

haven’t worked, megestrol acetate, derived from progesterone, added to food acts as birth control to slow or stop colony growth.” Treatment of laboratory animals has also improved. “There have been three significant changes since 1984,” says Cathy Liss, president of the nonprofit Animal Welfare Institute, in Washington, D.C., founded in 1951 ( “General housing conditions are better, the number of government-owned chimpanzees has decreased and laboratories no longer obtain dogs and cats from random sources, so no stolen pets end up in labs.” She reports that animals now are subject to only one experiment, retired for adoption instead of being euthanized, and furnished with natural living conditions on-site—vertical space, an enriched environment with mental and physical stimulation, interaction with other animals and appropriate food and bedding. “Most lab animals are rats and mice,” says Liss. “Any animal has the capacity to suffer. It’s up to us to treat them humanely.”

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“Animals become ambassadors,” says Gene Baur, president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary’s three locations in New York’s Finger Lakes region, Los Angeles and northern California ( and author of Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food. “People are distanced from food sources. Once you learn that sheep love to be petted and pigs like belly rubs, you know an animal as an individual. The best way to help is to share information, farm animal videos and plantbased recipes, so people can see that going meatless is about far more than just eating produce.” Musician Sir Paul McCartney, author of The Meat Free Monday Cook-

“Pets are considered property, and until that changes, it’s harder to make a difference. Farm animals have no rights at all. Animals are sentient beings with rights commensurate with the ability to feel pain and even be valued members of the family. They deserve far more than a property classification.” ~Diane Sullivan, assistant dean and professor, Massachusetts School of Law

book, took the message to schools in 2012. Now students around the world participate in meat-free lunch programs. The adult initiative of going meatless for one or more days extends to 35 countries on six continents. Pigs, cows, horses, peacocks and an alpaca live in harmony at local nonprofit Cracker Box Palace Farm Animal Haven, in Alton, New York (CrackerBox, which spurs recovery from illness, neglect or abuse. “People get animals without doing research on their care or habits. That’s how we got the peacocks—they have a bloodcurdling scream,” says Farm Manager Cheri Roloson, who rents out their goats as nature’s landscapers to clear brush. Mistreated animals also provide therapy for returning military veterans and abused children at Ranch Hand Rescue, in Argyle, Texas (RanchHand Kids find

it easier to talk about their experiences with an animal that has also endured cruel treatment, like Spirit, a horse that received precedent-setting surgery to repair a leg that had improperly healed after being broken by a baseball bat. Conscious chicken farms, too, are making an impact. “Chickens can be welltreated and have a healthy, decent life,” says Jason Urena, marketing manager with NestFresh, which operates 20 small farms and five processing plants, concentrated in Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Texas to reduce its carbon footprint ( Starting with cage-free hens, the Denver company grew based on nationwide customer requests for certified cage-free, free-range, organic, pasture-raised and

What You Can Do 4 Volunteer to walk a dog, foster a cat, make phone calls or help with shelter paperwork. 4 Spay/neuter pets and consider adopting before shopping at a pet store. 4 Donate to support rehabilitation of an abused animal. 4 Pick up litter, especially harmful in and near waterways. 4 Be a conscious consumer and don’t let factory farm prices influence decisions. 4 Tell companies what is accept able or not via purchases, emails and phone calls. 4 Lobby politicians to support worthy animal causes.

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non-GMO (genetically modified) eggs. “We’re the first in the country to offer certified non-GMO eggs,” attests Urena. He explains that in the process for certification, feed is inspected at every step, from planting seed (usually corn or soy) to storage in silos and mill grinding, to allow traceability for potential problems and avoid cross-contamination.

Wildlife Habitat Preservation There are few places on Earth that humans haven’t impacted fragile ecosystems. Loss of habitat and lack of food sources are critical issues. Bats are a bellwether for the impact on wildlife from human-induced diseases. The Wildlife Conservation Society studies the loons in New York’s Adirondack Mountains to monitor their exposure to disease and pollution. The mission of the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is to use conservation and education to protect present and future wildlife. Of the 410-plus species of mammals in the United States, 80 are on the endangered species list, reminiscent of the bison that used to number in the millions, but now mostly exist in small bands on private and public lands. NWF aims to build on the bison restoration efforts achieved to date (now numbering tens of thousands) by reintroducing them onto more public lands, reservations and protected habitats, and likewise build up populations of other wild threatened and endangered animals. Its programs feature green corridors to give native species a home and migrating species a rest stop. “The important message is not how many species have gone off the list, but how many didn’t go extinct,” says David Mizejewski, a celebrity naturalist for NWF. “It’s important to understand species require different ecosystems. When we quit draining swamps and rerouting rivers and leave them alone in a proper habitat, alligators will come back. Eagles have fewer young, so it’s not easy for them to recover.” The success in

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restoring populations of the bald eagle, our national symbol, during the second half of the last century was significant. Measures that included banning the poisonous DDT pesticide that contaminated their food and affected reproduction, improving native habitats and prohibiting hunting of the bird allowed its removal from the endangered list in 2007. They are still protected by the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Another raptor, the peregrine falcon, has adapted to urban living in order to survive. Nests adorn tops of buildings and pigeons are a plentiful food supply. Bears, mountain lions and wolves have been dwindling, hunted as dangerous, a nuisance or for sport. With fewer of these natural predators, whitetailed deer can overpopulate their habitat and starve. Deer and other displaced animals may migrate into suburban areas in search of food, prompting hurtful human reactions to reduce their numbers. The American Bear Association provides safe, seasonal habitats for black bears ( Located near Orr, Minnesota, the 360-acre sanctuary also hosts white-tailed deer, bald eagles, beavers, mink, pine martens, fishers, timber wolves, red squirrels, bobcats, blue jays, owls, ducks, songbirds and ravens. Among movements to protect smaller endangered and threatened animals, the American Tortoise Rescue lobbies for legislation to ban the importation of non-native species ( “Turtles and bullfrogs are imported as pets or as food, and many end up in streams or

lakes, where they kill native species,” says co-founder Susan M. Tellem, in Malibu, California. “They can carry salmonella, parasites and tuberculosis,” she explains. Unfortunately, a California law passed to limit importation was revoked within weeks due to claims of cultural bias by politicians lobbying for Asian food markets that sell live turtles and bullfrogs. As the only Association of Zoos and Aquariums-certified wolf facility in the world, The Endangered Wolf Center, in Eureka, Missouri, has been breeding and reintroducing wolves into the wild for 40 years (EndangeredWolfCenter. org). Founded by zoologist and television host Marlin Perkins and his wife, Carol, they helped increase both the Mexican gray wolf population from

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nine to 235 in managed care, plus at least 75 in the wild, and the red wolf population from 14 to 160 in managed care, with more than 100 in the wild. Every pack of Mexican gray wolves roaming the Southwest and 70 percent of North Carolina red wolves can be traced back to the center. Wildlife protection laws vary by state. Key conservation successes typically begin with local and regional initiatives promoted by farsighted individuals that care enough to get the ball rolling and back it up with supportive legislation. Christian Samper, Ph.D., CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society, observes, “Zoos and aquariums help the public better understand the natural systems that make all life possible. The hope is that what people understand, they will appreciate and what they appreciate, they will work to protect.” One person’s care can make a difference. For an animal, it can mean life itself. Sandra Murphy is a freelance writer in St. Louis, MO. Connect at StLouis

Did You Know… n San Francisco’s SPCA is one of many organizations that offer free or low-cost spay/neuter for specific breeds most frequently seen in shelters, like pit bulls, and special programs offer free surgeries. Find locations at n One female dog can produce litters of up to 10 pups twice a year; cats can have three litters a year of up to five kittens each. n An estimated 2.7 million healthy shelter pets remain unadopted each year, yet only about 30 percent of pets in homes come from shelters or rescues, according to The Humane Society of the United States. n Factory farms account for 99 percent of farm animals, yet less than 1 percent of donated money directly assists them, reports Animal Charity Evaluators, in San Diego. The highly rated Mercy for Animals, dedicated to prevention of cruelty to farmed animals, reports, “Despite the fact that these are the most abused animals in the United States, they actually have the fewest number of advocates.” n Sandra, a 29-year-old Sumatran orangutan at the Buenos Aires Zoo, was recognized as a “non-human person” unlawfully deprived of her freedom by Argentine courts. “This opens the way not only for other great apes, but also for other sentient beings that are unfairly and arbitrarily deprived of their liberty,” says Paul Buompadre, an attorney with the Association of Officials and Lawyers for Animal Rights. “The question is not ‘Can they reason?’ or ‘Can they talk?’ but ‘Can they suffer?’” says Barry MacKay, director of the Animal Alliance of Canada. “That to me is the ultimate question.”

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Stretching the Monthly Food Bill by Karen Stapleton-Hooper


tretching food dollars is great but stretching them into healthy eating is even better. Take hemp for example, “Hemp seeds are one of the most nutrient dense foods” says Laura Noble, founder of Cousin Mary Jane and Lady Jane Gourmet Seed Company, “I was totally amazed at the nutritional profile. I had never seen such an impressive resume and simple could not believe the dense nutrition.” According to the Institute of Medicine, individuals should get at least 10% of your daily calories, but not more than 35%, form protein”. “Hemp seed is a source of high quality, plant based protein. Analysis of hemp food proteins has resulted in a Protein Rating of 40 * and above, meaning that the protein content in hemp foods is not only present in high amounts, but also of a high quality” continues Noble. Hemp flours and powders can be added to just about anything, including pasta or vegetables, as a protein source.

Quinoa When planning meals, consider using exceptional foods like Quinoa, to glean the best nutritional values possible. In 2013, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) declared Quinoa to be recognized as the ‘International Year of the Quinoa’. It is actually pronounced KEEN-wah. has a plethora of information about this wonder-food. It is available in bulk or packaged, and generally found in the aisles with rice or pasta and in some stores, near the granola or the organic sections. When purchasing, make sure there is no moisture in the packaging and for optimum freshness store in an airtight container. Also, it may last longer, if stored in the fridge. The uses are limitless; use as a breakfast food, in salads or add to your favorite soup.

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Soup The chefs at Russell Street Deli, located across form Eastern Market in Detroit, have taken a well loved foodsoup and turned it into a healthy, filling and flavorful work of art, using chicken bones and backs with celery, onion and carrot parts, which were saved from chopping vegetables for other recipes, plus some spices to create a home made chicken broth. These ingredients are a great way to utilize remaining foods. Plus, soups are a filling way to procure both nutritional requirements and satisfy the taste buds.

Fresh Fruits & Vegetables While it is widely recognized that purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables, provides optimum nutrients, they may be a little more costly than canned varieties. Luckily, some budget friendly alternatives exist in the Detroit area. Take a trip to Greenland Market on ‘Wild Wednesday’ for some extreme discounts on produce. Many varieties of produce can be washed, packaged, and then frozen for use at later date; this may be a time when over buying isn’t always a budgeting mistake. Additionally, an occasional renegade banana may be tucked at the back of the refrigerator. Again, clean, peel, snip,whatever the fruit or vegetable requires and then freeze. There may not be enough for baking banana oatmeal cookies but there will be plenty to sweeten up your next green smoothie, without an extra trip to the grocery or fruit market.

Menu planning and corresponding shopping lists may be rudimentary for many but it is still an effective and easy solution to combat over spending at the grocery store. Some people are now getting assistance with meal planning and grocery lists with the use of their phone or computer through apps and sites such as Pepperplate. com, or Some of the sites are free and some have a monthly charge and each work slightly differently. There may be options for uploading family favorite recipes to generating an entirely new cooking repertoire, all with the ease of having the computer do the planning work. Another helpful source is the federal government. Visit, Snap. or ChooseMyPlate. gov, which is even interactive. Articles including A Healthier You-My Shopping List or Balance Energy IN; Smart Food Shopping to Shopping: What to Look For, impart a wealth of information.

Grow It Another cost effective method to stretch the grocery budget is to grow it in your own garden, and reuse or regrow. Often, with little effort, seeds or parts of fruits and vegetables can be dried or prepared for secondary use. Romaine lettuce is one. Cut the base of the lettuce off, keeping about two inches. Place in a sunny spot and in a small bowl with water. Within a couple of weeks, little roots should start to appear. Once this happens, it can be planted in soil to continue the growing and harvesting process. Celery, pumpkins, tomato, pineapple and the list of potential produce just continues to grow. Preparing meals at home is often considered to be less of an expense than eating in a restaurant, though eating at home is not always an option. Dearborn’s Panera Cares Community Cafe might just be an answer. The Cafe, which is one of only four in the country and the only one in Michigan, operates on a ‘pay-whatyou-can model’. They suggest donation guidelines for menu items, which helps

explain the idea of “pay it forward” and keeps them sustainable. If unable to afford the full suggested amount, they request limiting food selections to one entree and beverage per week or if unable to contribute any monetary amount, to volunteer one hour per week in the Cafe.

Green Packaging Green budgeting doesn’t stop with food. Choose packaging choices that are recyclable or reusable. Latricia Wright founder of the metro Detroit natural health and wellness practice, Olive Seed, also encourages using recyclable packaging as it is not only an overall cost savings but it is much better for the environment “Commit to leaving a lighter carbon footprint as styrofoam containers take up a lot of landfill volume (25-30%), and can take up to 500 years to break down”. Wright conducts workshops and consults with individuals and groups on nutrition, fitness and lifestyle planning and provides wellness, prevention and educational services through her holistic betterment initiative.

For 13 year old Carlos Hooper, eating on a budget and eating healthy, go hand-in hand, “savor your meal so you won’t want to snack in between”, and reminiscent of Clinical Therapist, Chad Michael Allee’s mindfulness approach to eating and wellness, “Remove all distractions before the meal. Focus on the act of eating only. Finish the experience of eating this meal with a positive note”. Implementing and committing to healthful budgeting, may result in not only a sense of personal satisfaction but a renewed way to view and enjoy shopping, saving money and eating healthy food.

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or seasonal eaters, farm market shoppers and members of community supported agriculture, vegetable greens have become a normal part of everyday diets. Recognized as the most nutrient-rich group of veggies, they deliver multiple benefits. Greens are a top source of vitamin K, essential to bone health, and are abundant in vitamins A, B (especially folic acid) and C. They deliver considerable antioxidants and chlorophyll, widely known to protect against cancer, and are anti-inflammatory, according to Dr. Joel Fuhrman, a family physician in Flemington, New Jersey, who specializes in nutritional medicine. Fuhrman notes, “The majority of calories in green vegetables, including leafy greens, come from protein, and this plant protein is packaged with beneficial phytochemicals. They’re rich in folate and calcium, and contain small amounts of omega-3 fatty acids.” Hardy greens, like kale, chard and collards, are good sources of accessible calcium. Only about 30 percent of calcium from dairy products is absorbed, but according to Registered Dietitian Ginny Messina, “For certain leafy green vegetables, rates are considerably higher. We absorb between 50

and 60 percent of the calcium in cruciferous leafy green vegetables like kale and turnip greens.” Tasty and versatile, greens can add interest and value to every meal. Here’s how. Smoothies and juices. Spinach tastes so mild in smoothies and juices that we barely know it’s there. Kale and collards add a mild greens flavor. A big handful or two of spinach or one or two good-size kale or collard leaves per serving is about right. Greens blend well with bananas, apples, berries and pears. A high-speed blender is needed to break down kale and collards; a regular blender is sufficient for spinach. An online search for “green smoothies” will turn up many recipes. Use “massaged” raw kale in salads. Rinse and spin-dry curly kale leaves stripped from their stems, and then chop into bite-sized pieces. Thinly slice the stems to add to another salad or lightly cooked vegetable dishes or simply discard. Place the cut kale in a serving bowl. Rub a little olive oil onto both palms and massage the kale for 45 to 60 seconds; it’ll soften up and turn bright green. Add other desired veggies and fruits and dress the mixture.

A favorite recipe entails tossing massaged kale with dried cranberries, toasted or raw cashew pieces, vegan mayonnaise and a little lemon juice. Massaged kale also goes well with avocados, apples, pears, Napa or red cabbage, carrots, pumpkin seeds and walnuts. It can alternatively be dressed in ordinary vinaigrette, sesame-ginger or tahini dressing. Add hardy greens to stir-fries. The best stir-fry greens are lacinato kale, collards or chard. Rinse and dry the leaves, and then strip them from the stems. Stack a few leaves and roll them up snugly from the narrow end. Slice thinly to make long, thin ribbons and then cut them once or twice across to shorten; adding thinly sliced stems is optional. Add the strips to the stir-fry toward the end of cooking. They blend well with broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, celery, bok choy, asparagus and green beans. Soy sauce, tamari and ginger add flavor. Use leafy spring greens in salads. Look beyond lettuce to create invigorating warm-weather salads. Use lots of peppery watercress (a nutritional superstar), baby bok choy, tender dandelion greens, tatsoi and mizuna (Japanese greens are increasingly available from farm markets). Combine with baby greens and sprouts, plus favorite salad veggies and fruits for a clean-tasting and cleansing repast. Learn to love bitter greens. Add variety to the meal repertoire with escarole, broccoli rabe and mustard greens. These mellow considerably with gentle braising or incorporation into soups and stews. Heat a little olive oil in a large, deep skillet or stir-fry pan; sauté chopped garlic and/or shallots to taste. Add washed and chopped greens, stir quickly to coat with the oil, and then add about a quarter cup of water or vegetable stock. Cover and cook until tender and wilted, about five minutes. Traditional additions include raisins and toasted pine nuts, salt and pepper and a little apple cider vinegar. Nava Atlas is the author of the recent book, Plant Power: Transform Your Kitchen, Plate, and Life with More Than 150 Fresh and Flavorful Vegan Recipes, from which this was adapted. Visit



ealth foodies can step it up a bit by discovering how to make delicious raw kale salads—sometimes referred to as massaged kale salads. Literally massaging this hardy green with olive oil, salad dressing or mashed avocado softens it for easier chewing, brightens the color and improves its flavor. A favorite kind of kale for salads is curly green kale. Lacinato kale works well, too, as long as it isn’t too large and tough prior to massaging. Even when kale isn’t the main leafy green in a salad, adding a few prepared leaves can up the nutrient value of any kind of green, grain or pasta salad. For each of the following recipes, start with a medium bunch of kale (about eight ounces), or more or less to taste. Finish each salad with sea salt and freshly ground pepper, if preferred.

Southwestern-Flavored Kale Salad

To the massaged kale, add two or three medium-sized fresh ripe tomatoes, a peeled and diced avocado, one to two cups cooked or raw fresh corn kernels, some red bell pepper strips and optional chopped green or black olives. Flavor with freshly squeezed or bottled lime juice, a little olive oil and some chopped cilantro. To up the protein for a main dish, add some cooked or canned, drained and rinsed, black or pinto beans and then sprinkle pumpkin seeds over the top.

Mediterranean Kale Salad

To the massaged kale, add two or three medium-sized chopped fresh ripe tomatoes, strips of sun-dried tomato, plenty of bell pepper strips and chopped or whole cured black olives. For protein, add a cup or two of cooked or canned, drained and rinsed, chickpeas. Top with thinly sliced fresh basil leaves.

Kale and Avocado Salad

Add a peeled and diced avocado, plus thinly sliced red cabbage to taste, sliced carrots, diced yellow squash, halved red and/or yellow fresh grape tomatoes and sunflower or pumpkin seeds. Optionally, add a little more olive oil in addition to that used for massaging and some freshly squeezed or bottled lemon or lime juice.

Asian-Flavored Kale Salad

Massage the kale with dark sesame oil instead of olive oil as an option. Add a medium-sized red bell pepper, cut into narrow slices, three stalks of bok choy with leaves, sliced (or one sliced baby bok choy) plus one or two thinly sliced scallions. Dress with a sesame-ginger dressing. Optional additions include some crushed toasted peanuts or cashews, steamed or boiled and chilled corn kernels and about four ounces of baked tofu, cut into narrow strips. All recipes courtesy of Nava Atlas, author of Plant Power: Transform Your Kitchen, Plate, and Life With More Than 150 Fresh and Flavorful Vegan Recipes; used with permission.

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LIFESAVING ACTS Protecting Animals at Home and Abroad


ach year, more dogs, cats and other pets end up in shelters as lost, stray or owner-surrendered than leave them for a new home. What can be done to reverse this trend?

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Immediate steps: Have a vet implant a tiny RFID (radio frequency identification) microchip. It’s safe, affordable and helps reunite the owner with a lost pet. Spay/ neuter pets to avoid unwanted litters. Spread the word: Only about 30 percent of household pets come from shelters or rescues, according to the ASPCA. To help, suggest that shelters post photos in the lobby, supported by a note about each animal’s good points and special needs to entice potential adopters. Also share YouTube videos that celebrate adoption and advocate controlling the pet population (see Tinyurl. com/SpayNeuterStreetMusic1 and Volunteer: The Motley Zoo, in Redmond, Washington, provides medical care and behavioral training for ill, injured, neglected, abused and unwanted animals mainly from overflowing shelters. About half of its 150 volunteers foster pets; others plan educational events or handle administrative tasks. “Each person has a specialty,” says Jamie Thomas, executive director. “We match fosters and animals to get the best results.” No kill shelters are becoming more common, even though they require uncommon commitment. As part of implementing effective procedures and

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infrastructure, shelter leadership works to secure the support and involvement of the community. By joining together to implement lifesaving programs and treat each life as precious, a shelter can transform a community. Find a no kill shelter primer at

In Faraway Lands

Illegal wildlife trading and loss of habitat are huge and escalating problems wild animals face every day. Small repopulation success stories exist, but progress is slow. Here are some of the most urgent and dramatic perils topping the lengthy endangered species list. Elephants are hunted for their ivory tusks. “China is the largest consumer of ivory, but the United States is second,” says Jeff Flocken, J.D., North American regional director with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), headquartered in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts ( “Every year, 35,000 elephants are killed; an average of one every 15 minutes.” Northern white rhinos once freely roamed East and Central Africa south of the Sahara. Until 1960, there were more than 2,000; today, only five exist—one in the San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park, one in a Czech Republic zoo and three at a wildlife conservancy in Kenya. Imported as pets or show attractions, “There are between 10,000 and 20,000 big cats in private hands in America at facilities/ businesses not accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums,” says Carson Barylak, with IFAW’s Washington, D.C.,

office. “There are more tigers in private possession in the U.S. than in the wild.” Pangolins eat ants and termites. Hunted for meat and their scales (used in Asian medicines), they are one of the world’s most endangered mammals (see Thirty years ago, the world population of lowland gorillas numbered 240. Thanks to the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project, in Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the population has grown to an estimated 880 ( is supported by Led by Ruth Keesling, the project has shown the inestimable value of the species. “Once you’ve looked into the eyes of a gorilla, you’re forever changed,” says her son Frank, in Denver, Colorado.

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Make saving animals a priority. Contact legislators. Be a law-abiding consumer— don’t buy ivory or other endangeredanimal products. Support conservancy groups. Share information. Donate time and money. “IFAW is working to advance legislation to prohibit private ownership of big cats in the U.S. The bill received bipartisan support and we hope to see it become law,” says Barylak. “We’ve asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to ban direct contact with big cats. It’s harmful to the animals and the people that handle them.” Annual running events with participants donning gorilla costumes raise funds and awareness. Following the Austin, Texas, event in January, runs will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio, on March 29 and in Denver, Colorado, on November 1. “Another way to help gorillas is to recycle cell phone and computer batteries. Coltan [tantalite] is used to make batteries—13 percent of the world’s supply of coltan is in the park area of the Congo,” says Frank Keesling. Barriers to improving the lives of animals can be overcome and banished when we believe it’s possible and everyone helps. The animals are counting on us. Connect with freelance writer Sandra Murphy at

kill dog rescue organization focusing on those dogs who are urgent and on their last day being overlooked by other rescues. Allen Park Petco, 23155 Outer Drive, Allen Park. 313-565-4768.

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Kitty 101 - 6pm-7pm. Get a new feline friend for Christmas? Learn the basics for free. RSVP. Dearborn Animal Shelter, Friends Training Center, 2621 S. Telegraph, Dearborn, MI. 313943-2697.

Play Date - 6-7pm. One hour off-leash romp for small breed dogs, under 11 lbs. to interact and play. Hosted by Friends for the Dearborn Animal Shelter. Proof of vaccinations required including distemper, bordetella and current fecal exam., Friends Training Center, 2621 S. Telegraph, Dearborn. 313-943-2697.

SUN, MARCH 8, 2015 Trap, Neuter, Return Training - All day. Learn the Best Practices for trapping feral cats to be spayed/neutered and help reduce the feral community cat population. $10 for one or $10 for a group. All About Animals Rescue, 23451 Pinewood, Warren. 586-879-1745. Canine to Five Winter Walk - 10:30am12:00pm. Take your doggy for a wintertime walk along the riverfront. Canine to Five, Rivard Plaza, 1340 Atwater St., Detroit, MI. 313-831-3647.

WED, MARCH 11, 2015 Free Spay/Neuter for Cats & Dogs Living in the 48201, 48206, 48208 Zip Codes - All Day. Drop your dog or cat off and it will be fixed and safely returned to you the next morning. Proof of zip code residency required. Rabies, distemper and microchip available too. Free. Appointment required. Living outside those zip codes? They have other clinics in other zip codes. Cat Litter Special– cats only – bring in mom and her kittens on the same day, while the kittens are 8 to 12 weeks old; weighing at least 2 lbs. – the mom is $40 and each kitten is $10 each. All About Animals Springwells Clinic, Detroit Wellness Center, 2007 Springwells, Detroit. 313-804-9152.

TUES, MARCH 17, 2015 Puppy 101 - 7:30-8:30pm. Teach your new puppy commands like “sit and “down”. Free. Dearborn Animal Shelter, Friends Training Center, 2621 S. Telegraph, Dearborn. 313-943-2697.

THURS, MARCH 19, 2015 Play Date - 6-7pm. One hour off-leash romp for large breed dogs, over 35 lbs. to interact and play. Hosted by Friends for the Dearborn Animal Shelter. Proof of vaccinations required including distemper, bordetella and current fecal exam., Friends Training Center, 2621 S. Telegraph, Dearborn. 313-943-2697.

SAT, MARCH 21, 2015 Bully’s Angels Detroit Animal Rescue, Pet Adoptions - 12:00-5:00pm. Bullys Angels is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of homeless animals in the Metro Detroit area. Pet Supplies Plus, 29493 W 7 Mile Rd., Livonia. 248-615-0039. Last Day Dog Rescue, Pet Adoptions - 12:003:00pm. LDDR is a 100% volunteer and no

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SAT, MARCH 28, 2015 Euchre Tournament for Motor City Greyhound Rescue - 4-8pm. Play Euchre and win cash prizes, a 50/50 raffle or raffle baskets while benefitting the Motor City Greyhound Rescue. $20 to play. Mr. B’s Pub, Lower Level Room, 215 S. Main St., Royal Oak. 855-624-7397.

SUN, MARCH 29, 2015 WAG Animal Rescue, Pet Adoptions - 12-3pm. is an all-volunteer, non-profit, animal rescue organization dedicated to placing homeless dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens in permanent, loving, responsible homes. Woodhaven Pet Supplies Plus, 19295 West Rd., Woodhaven. 734-671-6936.

SATURDAYS Dog and Puppy Adoption Event - 12:00-4:00 pm. Sponsored by Home FurEver, a non-profit, no-kill, foster based canine rescue. Help a rescue organization that takes in Detroit’s homeless dogs. Foster, adopt or donate. Saturday Mar. 7th & 21st, Roseville Petco, 32074 Gratiot Ave, Roseville and Saturday Mar.14th & 28th, Troy Petco, 1217 Coolidge Hwy. Fostering process and adoption fee. Home FurEver, Detroit. 313-897-4931


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rescueorganizations All About Animals Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, founded in 2005, dedicated to ending pet overpopulation, the focus is on spay/neuter, pet adoption and pet wellness care in the pursuit of No More Homeless Pets! To date, 100,000 cats and dogs have been safely spayed/neutered. Plus, free health screenings, low cost vaccines and preventative care has been provided; helping over 50,000 pets each year. Detroit Wellness Center 2007 Springwells St, Detroit 313-804-9152 Basil’s Buddies is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) animal welfare organization working to improve the lives of domesticated and companion animals and to help end the overpopulation of homeless domesticated animals by utilizing alternatives to euthanasia. Be sure to check out their TV show - downriver rescue connection - here is a link: City Of Detroit Animal Control center specializes in rescuing dogs and cats that have been abandoned, abused, found wandering the city streets or surrendered willingly by a previous owner. Adoptions available. 3511 W Jefferson Ave., Detroit 313-224-6356 Detroit Animal Welfare Group (DAWG) is a 501 C3 non-profit no kill foster based animal rescue taking in animals in need giving them a chance for a life of food, shelter, medical care & love. All of the animals live in loving foster homes until they find their forever home. Detroit outreach missions are held on the first and third Saturday’s of every month to save the strays of Detroit and volunteers are welcome to help. DAWG 60 Cadillac Square, Detroit 586-354-8500 Detroit Dog Rescue is focused on raising awareness for the plight of the forgotten, homeless and stray dogs of Detroit. Their mission is to create a state of the art no-kill shelter in Detroit. 313-458-8014 Downriver Central Animal Control (DCAC) animal shelter is a collaborative effort among Allen Park, Lincoln Park, Southgate, and Wyandotte. Southgate Intake/Shelter: 734-2461328, Wyandotte Adoption Center: 734-324-4445

Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter is dedicated to the rescue and protection of animals in the community, while inspiring healthy relationships between people and their companion animals. 2661 Greenfield, Dearborn 313-943-2697 Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society is on a mission to serve the Grosse Pointes and neighboring communities as a foster home based, non-euthanasia, organization that finds suitable homes for indoor companion animals that have been abandoned, surrendered or found. 20048 Harper Ave (I-94 Service Dr), Harper Woods 313-884-1551 Guardian Angel Animal Rescue is a registered Michigan 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, no-kill rescue with a team of volunteers dedicated to saving animals from the streets, shelters, and dangerous situations, taking in animals that have been given up on, tortured, and often left to die. Guardian Angel Animal Rescue (GAAR) has no formal shelter. Instead, accepts surrendered, abandoned, and/or abused animals into volunteer homes and care for them until a responsible, loving, permanent home is found. Livonia. 734-516-2171 Healthy Pets Alive Rescue & Adoption is a non-profit, no-kill rescue located in Redford. We are committed to finding forever, loving, good homes for pets. 313-541-5183 Home FurEver is a non-profit, no-kill, foster based canine rescue that takes in all dog breeds from the rough streets of Detroit, finding some as strays running the streets or in abandoned houses or automobiles, also from kill shelters, other rescues and owner surrenders. All financial support for food and veterinary care is from generous donations and fundraising. At any given time, Home FurEver could have anywhere from 90-130 dogs that are in foster care. 313-645-4399

Last Day Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) organization that is 100% volunteer and NO KILL dog rescue organization focusing on those dogs who are URGENT and on their last day being overlooked by other rescues and unwanted by the general public. Based in Livonia with foster homes across Michigan. Offering a Seniors for Seniors program, seniors 65 years and older, adopting dogs over 7 years old can adopt for $35. 248-921-2850 Love For Pups & Rescue Organization offers animal rescue relocation & transporting. 8181 N Wayne Road, Westland 734-956-6328 Michigan Anti-Cruelty Society (MACS) has dedicated its efforts to providing refuge to stray, injured, and forgotten animals since 1935 and works to promote humane education and actively initiate affirmative legislative action. Each year, MACS investigates between 1,200 and 1,500 animal cruelty complaints and provides extensive sheltering organizations and pet adoption to the 13,000 animals who pass through the shelter doors, never turning away an animal in need. 13569 Joseph Campau, Detroit 313-891-7188 Michigan Humane Society (MHS) is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in the state. MHS is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Every day, the Michigan Humane Society cares for upwards of 500 dogs, cats and other animals. 7401 Chrysler Dr Detroit 313-8723400 MotorCity Greyhound Rescue (MCGR) was conceived by a group of individuals connected by a deep love of the greyhounds and an opposition to greyhound racing. 855-624-7397 Shelter to Home, Inc. Pet Adoption Center was started by a small group of local women who decided to make a difference by turning their local dog pound into an animal shelter. The foster-based rescue program saves an average of 400 cats and kittens every year. 266 Oak St., Wyandotte 734556-3135 Vigilante Dog Rescue is a small (8-10 dog) foster-based rescue, impacting the stray dog population in a humane and positive way by rescuing, rehabilitating, and placing the stray and abandoned bully breed dogs of Detroit in loving and responsible furever homes and frequently assist the Detroit Police Dept Narcotics Unit by taking in and rehabilitating dogs seized during drug raids who would otherwise end up in the hands of Detroit Animal Control, where 100% of bully breed dogs and over 90% of all other dogs regardless of breed or temperament are euthanized. 313-520-8242 WAG Animal Rescue is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501c3, domestic companion animal rescue organization dedicated to placing homeless dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens in permanent, loving, responsible homes. Wyandotte 734-782-5768 Woodhaven/Trenton Animal Shelter is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the care and well-being of our communities homeless, lost and abandon animals. 21860 Van Horn Rd, Woodhaven 734-675-4956

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e’ve heard them time and time again: fitness tips that guarantee we’ll meet our goals if we follow them. The truth is that some can hurt more than help. Here are seven fitness myths that are best to ignore. No pain, no gain. It’s true that what we put into our workout has a direct impact on results. However, this doesn’t mean workouts should be painful. If something hurts during exercise, try a different move instead that targets the same muscle group to see if the feeling persists; adjust the form in case improper execution is the culprit or give it a rest and return when ready. Muscle soreness can be expected after a tough workout and can persist for a day or two afterward. Try not to confuse soreness or the discomfort felt from fatigued muscles during a workout with pain. In the presence of an injury, it’s often best to modify activities that contribute to the pain or refrain from workouts pending expert medical advice. “Working through the pain” might actually make things worse in the long run. Never exercise a sore muscle. Muscle soreness is a sign that the muscles are changing. It’s okay to feel sore for a day or two after a workout. If it appears that the body’s stability or ability to maintain

proper form will be affected by the soreness, then wait another day. However, if soreness isn’t severe, working out may actually help to relieve it by warming the muscles and stimulating blood flow. A few good activity choices for sore muscles after lifting heavy weights the day before include light cardio, stretching, yoga and light resistance training. Lifting weights makes women look bulky. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Building big, bulky muscles requires testosterone—and lots of it. Men typically have 20 to 30 times more testosterone than women. For women, strength training is well-known to be key in toning and sculpting muscles, maintain-

ing healthy joints and bones, boosting metabolism and even improving mood and confidence. Don’t be afraid to pick up heavier weights. To lose a belly, crunch the abs. Yes, abdominal exercises strengthen the core muscles. However, if we carry a layer of fat on top of those muscles, the belly will remain. To lose a belly, continue regular ab work while focusing on cardio exercises, strength training moves for the whole body and eating properly. The best time to work out is in the morning. The best time to work out is whenever it fits into our schedule. The more exercise, the faster the results. Not true. When it comes to working out, an appropriate balance of hard work and rest is the best option. Overusing the body actually prevents muscles from growing, resulting in decreased strength, endurance and metabolism (i.e., caloric burn). Plus, becoming overly fatigued often leads to sloppy form, which may lead to injury. Listen to the body and rest at least one day a week or more if a break is needed. Reduce calorie intake to lose weight. The body needs enough fuel to function, especially if it is regularly working hard. Eating less is not always the answer to losing weight. If we’re not eating enough, the body may think it’s starving, which causes it to store fat instead of burning calories, so eating too infrequently or not enough can sabotage weight-loss efforts. Eating smaller, more frequent meals allows the body to metabolize calories more effectively. Leslie Perry Duffy is a FIRM workout program master instructor and entrepreneur in Columbia, SC, who contributes to Life. from which this was adapted.

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Serve Community, Discover Culture Whether headed to a destination in Africa, Asia or the Americas, community service trips help teens gain enlightened perspectives and become responsible global citizens. Students can volunteer to teach English, build wells, restore historic sites or rebuild homes destroyed by natural disasters. Most service trips also include fun outings and options for learning about the host culture, such as learning traditional African dance or Thai cooking, or hiking the Inca Trail to the sacred site of Machu Picchu. Witnessing the challenges faced by developing communities to access basic needs like clean water and health care can be transformative. Being a small part of a solution can awaken young people to their power to change the world. Helpful clearinghouse sites for teen travel programs include and study/teen. Connect with freelance writer April Thompson at

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iana Werner-Gray, an Australian-born beauty queen, actress and environmentalist, lectures worldwide on healthy eating and is supported by a corps of nutrition coaches. Her book, The Earth Diet, describes a nature-based eating and lifestyle plan that has helped thousands realize greater vitality, harmony and peace.

Six years ago, I was completely addicted to junk food and chronically sick, tired, bloated and miserable. It wasn’t until I was diagnosed with a golf-ballsized precancerous tumor that I decided to take a serious look at my life and make a change. I began to blog about my journey into self-healing through natural foods and my readers held me accountable to sticking with it. I also started creating healthy recipes that delivered my favorite

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junk food flavors so I didn’t feel deprived. Slowly, I stopped craving artificial junk foods and started craving natural versions of those flavors. Within three months, the tumor disappeared. I had demonstrated that I could undo the damage of toxic junk food by restoring proper nutrition into my cells and knew that by going back to nature, I could experience healing. Now people from around the world have testified that The Earth Diet has helped them heal ailments from A to Z.

Why is it important to define our eating plan? Everyone on the planet is on a diet; it’s just a matter of which one. Are you on a junk food diet or a disorderly eating diet? Most people deprive themselves at some point and end up binging later. Having a name for the lifestyle I wanted to live helped me commit to

it. When you’re lost and disconnected from nature and your body, you need rules and guidelines. Day one, eat this; day two, eat that. The Earth Diet’s rules and guidelines helped me to break a disempowering addiction to junk food. After following the guidelines for a while, the whole lifestyle becomes natural and choices become easy. How can busy people prepare and eat fresh foods more frequently? Try making a huge batch of smoothies or vegetable juice on a Sunday; put a few servings in the fridge and the rest in the freezer. Then, take one to work each day. Fresh is best, but a thawed frozen juice is better than nothing. Also, simplify eating. I grew up in Australia’s Outback, alongside aboriginal people that ate “mono foods”—singular, whole, raw foods sourced directly from nature, and they had slim, resilient and healthy bodies. Eating mono foods gives the digestive system a break; we feel energized because the body doesn’t have to break down a complicated meal. Try, for example, eating a watermelon for

lunch or an avocado for dinner.

Name some foods we’d be surprised to read about in The Earth Diet. My readers especially enjoy the chicken nuggets, burgers, gluten-free cookie dough, cashew cheesecake and vegan ice cream. The raw chocolate balls are popular, made with just three ingredients: almonds or sunflower seeds ground into flour, cacao powder and a favorite natural sweetener like maple syrup, honey or dates. Sometimes I add salt, mint, coconut or vanilla. I make a batch in 10 minutes and keep them in the freezer so I can have chocolate whenever I crave it.

Transforming the way we eat can be overwhelming; what are some simple first steps for the novice? Lemon water is incredibly powerful. It’s high in vitamin C, so it boosts the immune system, and it’s energizing, alka-

lizing and detoxifying. Just squeeze the juice of a lemon into two cups of water first thing in the morning and drink. I also recommend eating a whole, raw, mono food in its natural state every day, like a banana, orange or strawberries. Eat something that hasn’t been sliced, diced, processed and packaged. Lastly, practice eating only when hungry and eat what you’re craving in the most natural way possible (for example, upgrading from conventional pizza to organic store-bought brands to raw homemade pizza). On Sunday I woke up and made a big brunch for friends; we had organic eggs, salsa, herbal tea and organic cookies. For dinner, I ate an avocado. That’s all I was craving, and it ended up balancing out my day. If you’re craving chocolate, there’s a reason. If you’re craving a smoothie for dinner, have one. You can both fulfill cravings and nourish and love your body at the same time. Lane Vail is a freelance writer and blogger at

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Tumbling Barrel

A Practical Guide to Composting Pick the Best Option for You by Tracy Fernandez Rysavy

Good for: People that want quick results and can compost in smaller batches; small to average households with yard waste. These barrel-shaped containers are turned with a hand crank, making aerating and speeding up decomposition a breeze. Some manufacturers promise results in as little as two weeks. Due to the barrel’s relatively smaller size and capacity, getting the balance between brown and green waste right is critical for optimal results, and users will need to wait for one batch of compost to finish before adding more organic waste.

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ard and food waste make up 25 percent of the garbage destined for municipal landfills, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Pick the right composter and this organic waste will easily turn into rich—and free—garden fertilizer, saving landfill space and reducing the volume of greenhouse gases generated by anaerobic decomposition. Unless using a specialized bin, maintain a roughly 50/50 compost mixture of “brown” and “green” organic waste for ideal results. Green waste is moist, such as fruit and vegetable peels; brown waste comprises dry and papery material, including grass clippings.

Low-Maintenance Pile

Good for: People that want something simple, don’t need fertilizer immediately and have extra outdoor space; average to large households with yard waste. Maintaining a compost pile is as

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easy as its name implies—simply toss organic yard and kitchen waste into a pile in the yard. Aerating or turning the compost with a pitchfork or shovel will provide quicker results, but waste will also decompose if left alone. Within six to 24 months, all of the waste will decompose aerobically into compost. Once a year, composters can dig out the finished compost from the bottom. This method won’t work for households that don’t generate yard waste because a pile of 100 percent green waste will attract pests.

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Good for: People that want a low-maintenance option that’s more attractive than a pile; average to large households with yard waste. Make a bin out of wood or buy a plastic holding bin, which can contain up to 75 gallons. One with insulated sides may allow decomposing to continue in colder weather.

Good for: People looking for low maintenance, but quicker results than a pile or bin; average to large households with yard waste. Multi-tiered composters are a series of stacked boxes with removable panels to allow the organic waste to move downward throughout the decomposition cycle. Finished compost comes out of a door at the bottom. Because the boxes are smaller than a large pile or bin, compost will “cook” faster; some users report their first batch took just four to six months. Collectively, stacked boxes are often comparable in size to a large holding bin, so they can compost a large amount of waste.

Worm Bin

Good for: People that want to com-

WHAT TO COMPOST Do compost: 4 Fruit and vegetable scraps 4 Grass clippings, twigs, leaves and wood chips 4 Eggshells (broken into small pieces) 4 Coffee grounds and tea bags 4 Unbleached coffee filters, paper and cardboard Don’t compost: 4 Pet waste 4 Meat and dairy (except in Green Cone device)

post indoors; apartment dwellers and small households that don’t generate yard waste. For everyone that has wanted to compost, but had insufficient outdoor space, a five-or-10-gallon bucket and some red worms could be the answer. Worm composting, or vermicomposting, is so compact that a worm bin can fit under most kitchen sinks. Because red worms are so efficient—each pound of them will process half a pound of food scraps daily—a worm bin doesn’t need aeration and won’t smell or attract pests. Note that worms won’t process brown waste, meat, dairy or fatty foods.

Green Cone

Good for: People that just want to dump their kitchen waste and be done with it; those that want to compost fish or meat; households that don’t generate yard waste. Solarcone Inc.’s Green Cone system will handle

up to two pounds of kitchen waste daily, including meat, fish and dairy products. It won’t compost brown waste. Users bury the bottom basket in the yard, and then simply put green waste together with an “accelerator powder” into a cone hole in the top. According to Solarcone, most of the waste turns into

water. Every few years, users need to dig a small amount of residue out of the bottom that can be added to a garden. Tracy Fernandez Rysavy is editor-in-chief of the nonprofit Green America’s Green American magazine, from which this article was adapted (

BASIC COMPOSTING TIPS by Tracy Fernandez Rysavy


nsure that the compost pile retains a moisture content similar to a wrungout sponge. To moisten, add green waste; to reduce moisture, add brown waste. Turn compost to get air to the aerobic bacteria and speed the process. Wear gloves and a dust mask to protect against allergens. Decay generates heat, so a pile should feel warm. If not, add green waste. Decomposition occurs most efficiently when it’s 104 to 131 degrees Fahrenheit inside the pile; use a compost thermometer. Keep a small container in the kitchen to easily collect green food scraps. Store it in the freezer to keep unpleasant smells and flies at bay. The best time to start composting is during warmer months. Alternately layering green and brown waste, using the “lasagna method” in colder months, readies the pile to decompose as soon as the weather warms. Consider stockpiling summer yard waste ingredients. Be aware that low-maintenance composting won’t kill weed seeds, which can then get spread around the garden. A highly managed compost pile will kill some weeds through the generated heat. Put weeds out for municipal yard waste collection where there’s a better chance they’ll be destroyed. Contributing sources: U.S Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Composting Council

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SUN, MARCH 01, 2015 Dearborn Women’s Expo – 10am-5pm. Events, products and services of interest to women w/ door proceeds benefiting Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan and presented by JMS Productions & My Mitten. $3. Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave, Dearborn.

TUES, MARCH 03, 2015 Adrenal Fatigue – 7:15-8:30pm. Join Dr. D. for workshop and find out how such a small gland can make a big difference in your well-being. Pre register. Free. Canton Ctr Chiropractic Clinic, 6231 N Canton Ctr Rd, Ste 109, Canton. 734455-6767.

SUN, MARCH 08, 2015 More Bob-lo Memories - 2-2:45pm. DVD will bring you back to the fun-filled summer days of taking a steamboat ride down the Detroit River to our region’s one -of-a-kind island amusement park. Parking is free with a valid State of MI Recreation Passport or day pass. Dossin Great Lakes Museum, 100 Strand, Belle Isle, Detroit. 313-833-5538.

MON, MARCH 09, 2015

THUR, MARCH 05, 2015 St. Paddy’s Day Party – 5:30-10pm. Dearborn Rotary’s, family fun event with Irish food and entertainment. $20. Park Place, 23400 Park, Dearborn. 313-278-7233.

FRI, MARCH 06, 2015

Food for Thought – Community talk; sharing and learning and introducing people engaged in similar work. Topics relevant to the evolving food business landscape. 313-799-3468.

TUES, MARCH 10, 2015

Junie B. Jones- The Musical – 7pm.Youth theatre presented by Trenton Village Theatre. $10. 2447 W. Jefferson, Trenton. 734-771-7945.

SAT, MARCH 07, 2015 Basic Literacy Workshop Training – 9:30am4:30pm. Workshop through Pro-Literacy Detroit. Must RSVP. $75 material fee.12300 Morang, Detroit. 313-872-7720. “Fat Burning, Healthy Food Workshop – 10am. (3/21/15, 3/28/15). Dr. Linda Solomon presents workshops which will educate and demonstrate good nutrition. Each week will be covering a different topic RSVP. TLC Holistic Wellness, 31580 Schoolcraft, Livonia. 734-664-0339. Train Exhibit -(3/28/15). 1-4pm. Flat Rock Model Train Depot & Museum hosts Frozen, Thomas and the Allegheny 1601 exhibits. Adults $6. 28700 Arsenal Rd, Flat Rock. 734-782-2786. Junie B. Jones- The Musical - 2 & 7pm.Youth theatre presented by Trenton Village Theatre. $10. 2447 W. Jefferson, Trenton. 734-771-7945.

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Book Signing – 3-5pm. Jungle Juice Bar hosts best-selling Professor Diane M. Lockett, co-author of the book, Mission Unstoppable: Extraordinary Stories of Failure’s Blessings, (coauthored w/ George Fraser, Les Brown and 34 additional, inspiring leaders). 14929 Charlevoix, Grosse Pointe Park. 313-531-3075.

Plentiful Pots– 6-8pm. Cultivating Detroit’s Urban Garden Education Series presents program on container gardening. Not everyone has the room to grow delicious fruits and vegetable. Learn how to grow beautiful produce by selecting the right crops and right containers in addition to learning about soil mixes, light and water needs for the containers, window boxes and trellises. $5. The Mathis Center, 19300 Greenfield, Detroit. DetroitAgiculture. net. 313-757-2635.

WED, MARCH 11, 2015 GLBD Re-connecting Event: The Botanical Dimension of Our Human Evolutionary Next Steps – 5-6:30pm. Pre-recorded talk given by Jefrey Bronfman/ Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit. Free. Hannan House, 4750 Woodward, Detroit. Sprouting Health – 7-9pm. Healthy Traditions Network presents program which will cover soaking, sprouting and fermenting various types of seeds, nuts, grains and beans that are either whole, piece or milled. Recipe demo and samples. Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church, 23925 Northwestern Highway, Southfield. HTNetwork. org. 248-828-8494.

FRI, MARCH 13, 2015 The Diary of Anne Frank – (3/14/15,).7pm. Play presented by Downriver Youth Performing Arts Center. Trenton Village Theatre. $ 7. 2447 W. Jefferson, Trenton. 734-7717945. Open Gymnastics Fridays- (3/20/15, 3/27/15). 7-9pm. All levels welcome, drop in fee $10. Sokol Detroit Gymnastics, 23600 W Warren Ave, Dearborn Hghts. 313-585-8671.

SAT, MARCH 14, 2015 Basic Literacy Workshop Training – 9:30am4:30pm. Workshop through Pro-Literacy Detroit. Must RSVP. $75 material fee. 12300 Morang, Detroit. 313-872-7720. Pewabic Birthday Party – 11am-3pm. 112th birthday celebration including artisans, drop-in workshops, behind the scenes tours and shopping available. 10123 Jefferson, Detroit. 313-626-2000.

SUN, MARCH 15, 2015 Organic Soil Care –1-3pm. Detroit Farm and Garden provides informative organic soil knowledge in this class. 1759 21st Street, Detroit. 313-655-2344. The Diary of Anne Frank – 2pm. Play presented by Downriver Youth Performing Arts Center. Trenton Village Theatre. $ 7. 2447 W. Jefferson, Trenton. 734-771-7945.

MON, MARCH 16, 2015 Monday Night Meditation – 7:15-8pm. Join MJ and learn techniques to use at home. Take a break from daily activities w/breath work & a quiet environment. All levels welcome. RSVP. Free. Canton Ctr Chiropractic Clinic, 6231 N Canton Ctr Rd, Ste 109, Canton. 734-455-6767.

FRI, MARCH 20, 2015 Nature Tots – am. Program helps introduce families to the wonders of nature with stories, crafts and activities; March is about birds. For children 2-4 yrs. and adult caregivers. Must be pre register, as space is limited. Free. Belle Isle Nature Zoo, 176 Lakeside, Detroit. 313-852-4056. ext. 3025.

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THUR, MARCH 26, 2015

The Festival of Enlightenment Holistic Fair – 11am-5pm. Featuring vendors, readers and bodyworkers. $5. Student and Culinary Arts Center, Henry Ford College, 5101 Evergreen, Dearborn. 313-483-2555 or 313-605-4206.

Pressure Pointe Therapy & Stress Reduction – 7-8pm. Step-by-step instruction taught by Dr William and Dr Jacob Karl. Receive the most benefit; bring a partner. Karl Wellness Center & Chiropractic Clinic, 30935 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland. 734-435-8220.

Fountain of Youth Workshop – 1pm. Interactive workshop featuring the 5 Rites of Rejuvenation or the “Five Rites”. This workshop will provide practical instructions for each of the five rites, which resemble yoga postures. $15. RSVP. Taylor Yoga, 8935 Telegraph, Taylor. 313-292-9642.

Essential Exercise for Health and Fitness8-9pm.Learn and Practice the six essential exercises to help you improve strength, balance and overall energy’ a must for all ages and fitness levels. Karl Wellness Center & Chiropractic Clinic, 30935 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland. 734435-8220.

Sacred Sexuality/Tantra Weekend Playshop – (3/22/15). Event presented by Leslie Blackburn. Must pre register. MysterySchoolOfTempleArts. com. 313-269-6719.

SUN, MARCH 22, 2015 Temple Community Gathering – 5-7pm. Connect and discuss openly, sexuality, consciousness, spirituality, tantra and more. Free. RSVP. 313-269-6719.

MON, MARCH 23, 2015 Movie Night: The Economics of Happiness – 6:30-8:30pm. Hosted by Keep Growing Detroit and Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit. Free. GLBD. org. Comparing Vitamins & Supplements – 7:158:30pm. Dr. Gregory will teach you how to find the most effective supplements for you and your family; especially since the US supplement market has a wide gap in terms of reliability and efficacy in supplements. RSVP. Free. Canton Ctr Chiropractic Clinic, 6231 N Canton Ctr Rd, Ste 109, Canton. 734-455-6767.

TUES, MARCH 24, 2015 A Holistic Approach to Fibromyalgia – Dr. D. presents this informative workshop which will educate on a holistic approach, which encompasses nutrition, diet, exercise and lifestyle changes. Learn how these changes will help you manage fibromyalgia and return you to a healthier, happier person. Pre register. Free. Canton Ctr Chiropractic Clinic, 6231 N Canton Ctr Rd, Ste 109, Canton. 734-455-6767.

SAT, MARCH 28, 2015

SUN, MAY 31, 2015 Natural Health and Ecofest – 10am-5pm. 8Th Annual expo by Joyce Olivetto. Save the date, you won’t want to miss this event. Livonia. 8th Annual Natural Health and Ecofest – 10am-5pm. National and international speakers, healthy and eco-lifestyle vendors and raw food restaurants. Save the date, you won’t want to miss this event. Holiday Inn, 17123 Laurel Park Drive N, Livonia.

Tree Planting – 9am-1pm. Tree planting in Det. neighborhoods. 313237-8733.

TUES, MARCH 31, 2015

WHFR.FM 89.3 Presents:

Spring Cleaning Seminar -– 12pm. Better Health presents Natalie Allinder, owner of Grace and Gratitude Wellness. She will discuss spring cleaning from within; gently detoxing the old and flooding the body with fresh, green and living nutrient dense foods, herbs and superfoods. Free. RSVP. 42875 Grand Rive, Novi. 248-735-8100. Three Wishes for Health – 7-8:30pm. Learn how to magically improve your health by granting yourself three wishes; a highly functioning nervous system, a tasty, nutritious diet and a great exercise program. Karl Wellness Center & Chiropractic Clinic, 30935 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland. 734-435-8220. Alzheimers and Late Onset Dementia – 7:15-8:30pm. D. Gregory will speak on how the Standard Amer. Diet contributes to the risk for developing Alzheimers and late onset dementia. Learn how you can protect yourself and family by making healthy choices in your diet and lifestyle. Pre register. Free. Canton Ctr Chiropractic Clinic, 6231 N Canton Ctr Rd, Ste 109, Canton. 734-455-6767.

The Festival Of Enlightenment Holistic Fair

Saturday, March 21 11am - 5pm

Looking Ahead WED, APR 15, 2015 Hippocrates Institute - 12-4:30pm. Brian Clement, Director of the Hippocrates Institute will talk about ways to rebuild vitality, fight disease and transform your health. Holiday Inn, 17123 Laurel Park Drive N, Livonia. ReJoyce@

FRI, APRIL 24, 2015 MI Earth Day Fest - (4/24,4/25,4/26). Presentations, 150+ exhibitors, Kids Korner, entertainment, Food, beer garden, 5k run, movie premiere, DY workshops, local tours and more; in a new location in the City Center, one of the largest gatherings of green/healthy living

Students Free with Current ID Free lectures and parking! Call 313-483-2555 / 313-605-4206 or email: for reservations or information

Attention vendors, readers, bodyworkers: Reserve your space today to be part of this exciting event!

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Spring Equinox Chanting for Peace – 3pm. While this event is a step away from the “womencentered” theme for the month, it is inclusive of everyone who desires peace around the world. Source Bookseller, 4240 Cass, Suite 105, Detroit. 313-832-1155.

consumer events anywhere. Exhibitor space available at low fees and green/wellness nonprofit organizations are invited to apply and provide programming at no charge plus volunteers are always greatly appreciated. MI Green Team L3C, Rochester. 810-908-9976.


ongoingcalendar All Calendar events must be received by the 15th of the month prior to publication, and adhere to our guidelines. Visit for calendar guidelines and to submit ongoing events.

Detroit Eastern Market /Detroit – 6am-4pm. Focus on Artisans. Russell St, between Mack & Gratiot. 313-833-9300. Real Women Real Issues – 11:30am-12pm. Tune into WMYD My TV 20 to hear the original broadcast, featuring a segment with the Jungle Juice Bar. 313-571-3075.

To dwell is to garden.

Mindful Approaches to Eating & Wellness8-9pm. Eight week drop-in group will learn nonjudgmental approaches to healthy living which will help participants break the negative yo-yo cycle of past dieting experiences, by building on the strengths and intuitive skills that each person has inside them. Groups are limited to six; all are welcome. $25 per week (may be covered by health care plans). RSVP. Transformational Choices Holistic Counseling and Therapy, 164 N Main, Plymouth. 734-845-6015.

Tai Chi – 9am. Drop –in class. Taylor Yoga focuses on finding the health and healing from within one’s self. $10. 8935 Telegraph, Taylor. 313-292-9642.

~Martin Heidegger Donation Yoga -12pm. All levels welcome in a serene studio with natural light. Be Nice Yoga, 4100 Woodward, Detroit. 313-544-9787. Yin (restorative) Yoga – 7-8pm. $14 walk in. Livonia Yoga Ctr, 19219 Merriman Rd, Livonia., 248-449-9642.

Gentle Basic Yoga – 9:30-10:30am. Have you been wanting to try a yoga class? David Demo teaches this wonderful class that will help get your week off to a great start – all levels welcome. New students – first week free, then $5 per class afterwards. Strongheart Yoga, 8373 Old 13 Mile Rd, Warren.

Lunch Time Align & Flow Yoga- 12-1pm. Yoga 4 Peace, 13550 Dix-Toledo Rd, Southgate. 734-282-9642. Dynamic Vinyasa - 6-7pm. Advanced flowing sequence that links breath with movement and will warm the body, ease the mind and improve strength. Most appropriate for experienced practitioners who have a regular yoga practice. $14. Yoga Shala Wellness, 25411 W Warren, Dearborn Heights. 313-278-4308 LifeCare’s Outstretched in Worship – 6:157:20pm.Workout, worshipful experience and a little relaxation; beginner and intermediate/ advanced classes. $6.LifeCare, 33445 Warren, Westland. 734-629-3551.

WCRC Connections Weekly Networking Group – 8am. Free to chamber members, one business per industry. Non-members can visit two meetings free. WCCC-Downriver Campus, 21000 Northline Rd – Conference Room 11, Taylor. Rick Williams, 734-626-7778.

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ongoingcalendar All Calendar events must be received by the 15th of the month prior to publication, and adhere to our guidelines. Visit for calendar guidelines and to submit ongoing events. Gentle Yoga – 9-10:15am. All levels. $14. TaylorYoga, 8935 Telegraph Rd, Taylor. 313292-9642.

Canton Communicators Club – 6:30pm. Learn to become a better communicator and improve public speaking abilities! Canton Coney Island, 8533 Lilly Rd, Canton. 734-994-0569. Community Share Dinner & Activities – 6:30-8pm. Join us for a meal, followed by contemporary worship, Bible study, classes, music, cards, and crafts-sign up for dinner each wk, suggested cost $6 per adult, $4 for 4-14, 3 and under free. “pay-what-you-can”. Allen Park Presbyterian Church, 7101 Park Ave, Allen Park. 313-383-0100.

Story Time – 10-11am. Stories for seniors, adults and children. Weekly themes. Jungle Juice Bar, 14929 Charlevoix, Grosse Pointe Park. 313-571-3075 Cardio Boxing W/Conga Fit – 5:30-6:15pm. 45 minutes of cardio boxing to various martial art forms, followed by session of Conga Fit; drumming to the beats of Africa with moves from pilates/yoga &P90X. $7. World of Pole Fitness & Dance, 32669 Warren, Ste 6, Garden City. 734-306-0909. Classic Nia – 5:30-6:30pm. All levels. $13. Body and Mind Fitness, 239 E Nine Mile Rd, 1 blk E of Woodward, Ferndale. NiaBethSchedule. Beginners Pilates – 6pm. Guardian Martial Arts & Fitness, 30942 Ford Rd, Garden City. 734266-0565.

SWCRC Connections Weekly Networking Group – 8am. 2nd and 4th Wed. Free to chamber members, one business per industry. Nonmembers can visit 2 meetings free. WCCCDownriver Campus, 21000 Northline Rd – Conf Rm 8, Taylor. Contact Mark Tremper 313-4600438. Mom & Baby Yoga – 10:30-11:30am. Bond w/your baby, release tension, strengthen your body, focus the mind and increase flexibility. Enjoy togetherness with your baby during this fun and worthwhile activity; meet other moms and babies too. Northville Yoga Center, 410 E Main St Northville. 248-449-9642. Rotary Club of Detroit – 12-1:30pm. Great local speakers at the weekly lunch meeting. RSVP. $25. Business attire. Detroit Athletic Club, 241 Madison Ave, Detroit. 586-943-5785.

Poetry Unplugged – 8-11pm. Open mic and acoustic live with host Sky Covington. See/ hear some of Detroit’s most prolific poets and songwriters. $5. Harbor House, 440 Clinton, Detroit. 586-362-7460.

Hatha Yoga- 8:30-9:30am. All levels. Bring mat, towel, water bottle and dress comfortable in workout clothing. Suggested donation, $5-15. Pop-Up Yoga at Whole Foods Market - Midtown - upstairs Community Room, 115 Mack, Detroit. 248-930-4587. Vinyasa Yoga - 9-10:15am. Flowing sequence, all levels. $14. Taylor Yoga, 8935 Telegraph Rd, Taylor. 313-292-9642.

Detroit Eastern Market /Detroit – 6am-4pm. Russell, between Mack & Gratiot. 313-833-9300. SWCRC Connections Weekly Networking Group – 8am. Free to chamber members, one business per industry. Non-members can visit two mtgs free. Best Western/Greenfield Inn “The Pink Palace” Packard Room, 3000 Enterprise Dr, Allen Park. Annette Prevaux 313-389-3937.

Slow Flow Yoga – 9-10am. Pop-Up Yoga. $10 suggested donation. SocraTea & Artist Gallery, 71 Garfield, Ste 50, Detroit. 313-833-7100. Prenatal Yoga – 11am. $14. Northville Yoga Center, 410 E Main St Northville. 248-449-9642

Basic Computer Class – 10-11am. Presented by the Harper Woods Library. Call Mrs. Kent for more information. 19601 Harper, Harper Woods. 313-343-2575.

A dog is a vehicle, you know; a dog is a window to Mother Nature, and that’s the closest species we have. ~Cesar Millan Chakra Yoga – 11am-12pm. Vinyasa class led by Courtney Conover, designed to help balance chakras, all levels $14. Taylor Yoga, 8935 Telegraph Rd, Taylor. 313-292-9642 Kid’s Yoga – 5:45-6:45pm. Yoga 4 Peace, 13550 Dix-Toledo Rd, Southgate. 734-282-9642 Community Yoga - 7-8pm. All-levels, dedicated Christian Yoga Studio. Free/Donation. Living Waters Yoga, 63 Kercheval, Ste 20, Grosse Pte Farms. 313-884-4465 Open Mic – 7-10pm. For musicians, poets, comedians, etc. Sign up starts at 6:30pm. Free. Always Brewing Detroit, 19180 Grand River, Detroit. 313-879-1102. natural awakenings

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4240 Cass Ave Suite Detroit, MI 48201 313-832-1155 Hours: Tues-Sun 11am-6pm

Source Booksellers, an independent bookstore in Detroit’s Midtown district, is a unique niche of non-fiction books. The store offers books and unusual sideline items that enhance your life and your lifestyle. The hand-selected books and products cover a variety of topics. The store also features regular activities and events to enrich your mind, body and spirit.


Tw o Ye a r A c c e l e r a t e d Traditional Naturopathy (ND) program. Master Herbalists track offered, Primary Care Naturopath track offered. Hands-on experiential , Green Rounds, Clinical Internship, bringing 20 years of private practice and educator experience to unique curriculum. Visit us on Facebook at Naturopathic School of Ann Arbor. Come visit the School and see for yourself. E mail:


34164 Plymouth Rd. Livonia, MI 48150 734-427-3144


Serving the community for 26 years 6231 N Canton Center Rd #109, Canton, MI 48187 734-455-6767 We offer Chiropractic and nutritional services to help you achieve optimal wellness. Additional services include Massage, Reflexolgy, Reiki, Kinesio-Taping and educational workshops. Let Dr. Robert Potter, Jr. and Associates be “Your Natural Health Care Providers”.

Wall to Wall supplements Organic products & produce Frozen & Refrigerated foods Groceries, Teas, Bulk Foods Natural Chemical Free Pet Products Mineral Based Cosmetics Chemical Free Personal Care products Raw Living & Sprouted Food Section Fitness Section and more.

The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies. ~Gertrude Jekyll


Conflict Resolution and Cultural Diversity Training for groups, schools, companies, agencies. 50 years of experience and community service. World Pledge Peace and Environment Posters available for young people.

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49965 Van Dyke Ave Shelby Twp, MI 48317 (bet 22 & 23 Mile Rds) 586-943-5785 Beautiful automotive history site with Albert Kahn designed buildings on 14 acres. Includes banquet facilities that accommodates all different size groups up to 300 guests for a sit down meal. Free tours every Sat @ 11am, May thru Oct.


734-645-4434 Certified naturopathic doctor offers acupuncture treatments, nutritional counseling, massage raindrop therapy, and biomeridian testing for a variety of issues. Advanced training in nutrition response testing for food sensitivities, chemicals, heavy metals, or virus, bacteria, fungus or parasites. She works out of several clinics in Ann Arbor and Brighton. Call to schedule an appt today to get your health back on track.

HOLISTIC THERAPY TRANSFORMATIONAL CHOICES 164 N Main St, Plymouth MI Chad Allee 734-845-6015

Our mission is to provide affordable comprehensive and holistic mental health services to individuals, couples, families, children, and groups throughout southeast Michigan. We specialize in a contemplative, creative, and mindful approach towards helping you navigate life’s transitions.


Our firm specializes in interior revision, event production and editorial services; personal and corporate. We analyze, recommend and implement creative solutions to meet your requirements. Create . Consult . Coordinate.


Located Inside The 1917 American Bistro 19416 Livernois, Detroit MI 48221 313-863-1917 We Offer all Natural Smoothies - Raw Juices -Flavored Hot and Cold Teas And our Healthy Ganovia Coffee all made with Alkaline Water..


14929 Charlevoix St, Grosse Pointe 48215 313-531-3075 Jungle Juice Bar o ff e r s f r e s h f r u i t / Juices Gone Wild vegetable smoothies and raw juice blends and healthy snacks, sandwiches, salads, desserts and other vegan/ vegetarian and raw food selections—all of which are prepared in-house using whole and unprocessed ingredients.



MUSIC A MAN NAMED HOOPER 586-944-9251 A man named Hooper is a music duo comprised of guitar and drums/ percussion which offers a unique, distinct and distinguished sound. Band members John Aman and Walter Hooper have been playing music together for two years and offer a wide variety of musical styles; covers to original material, catering to all audiences. A man named Hooper has played throughout the Metro Detroit area and can be contacted for private bookings and special events.


Complete Natural Lawn Application Products & Programs PO Box 874, Highland 248-889-7200 We believe in protecting and preserving your family and home environment with natural fertilizers that use the power of nature to beautify your property.

RETREAT CENTERS SONG OF THE MORNING YOGA RETREAT CENTER 9607 Sturgeon Valley Rd, Vanderbilt, MI 49795 989-983-4107 Find spiritual refreshment amongst 800-acres of natural beauty for your own personal retreat or participate in workshops, yoga classes, meditations, or Sunday Service. Accommodations and gourmet vegetarian meals available.

SPIRITUALITY ONE SPACE LESLIE BLACKBURN Dearborn, MI 313.269.6719 Illuminating the Path of Self-Realization through A r t , Yo g a , S a c r e d G e o m e t r y, S a c r e d Sexuality & more! Individual and couple coaching is available in addition to group classes, workshops and retreats. Browse the website for original artwork and music. Prints, music downloads and commission pieces are also available.

DR SHARON A. OLIVER, M.D. INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE INSTITUTE 18714 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48203 313-368-2284 313-368-4598 fax Dr. Oliver is a medical doctor Board Certified by the American Holistic Medical Association. She has over 15 years experience helping people achieve their optimal health with the use of foods, herbs and natural remedies. If needed Dr. Oliver has the knowledge and ability to help you effectively use conventional treatments, including chelation therapy, intravenous Vitamin C, and nutritional I.V.s. Come experience truly wholistic care!


A hub for wellness & social change Latricia Wright (313) 757-0993

WELLNESS CENTERS DR. WILLIAM H. KARL, D.C., CERTIFIED WELLNESS DOCTOR KARL WELLNESS CENTER & CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC 30935 Ann Arbor Trail Westland, MI 48185 734-425-8220 Certified Wellness Doctor with over 30 years experience, Dr. William H. Karl, D.C., is dedicated to helping his patients obtain optimal healthutilizing whole food supplements, herbs, homeopathic remedies, nutritional consultation, allergy elimination/reprogramming techniques, detoxification programs, advanced chiropractic care, cold laser, and Neurological Relief Techniques for Fibromyalgia and pain management.

We provide affordable products and transformational workshops, emphasizing nutrition and lifestyle planning for holistic betterment. We offer a unique service that indicates the body’s biochemical balance and state of general health. We also feature customized wellness planning, custom herbal tea blends and homemade beauty products that offer a nontoxic and sustainable addendum to our programs. Call today and maximize your health potential!


13550 Dix-Toledo Rd., Southgate Mi 48195 Yoga 4 Peace is a non-profit yoga studio that offers classes on a donation basis. We have a wide variety of classes for every level. We offer Classes, Workshops, Retreats and Teacher Training.

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VOLUNTEERS WANTED WORLD MEDICAL RELIEF SEEKING VOLUNTEERS - March 12, 19, 26 Volunteers needed to assist in sorting and packing donated medical supplies. No exp needed, but medical experience is especially helpful. Saturday work days start at 9am-11:30am.Bring a friend or two along and introduce them to the work we are doing overseas and locally. Volunteer opportunities for groups during the week as well as the scheduled Saturdays. Weekday hours for volunteering are Mon-Thur 8am4pm, in 4 hr shifts. Contact Carolyn at 313866-5333, ext. 222. World Medical Relief 11745 Rosa Parks Blvd, Detroit. 313-866-5333 HOME FUREVER • Volunteers and foster homes needed • Dog food • Disinfectant • Paper towels • Call to arrange pickup Marilyn at 313-645-4399

SHELTER TO HOME • Volunteers and foster homes needed • Canned cat food (any brand) • Cat sized pet beds • Kitty litter • Bleach • Cleaning supplies • Laundry detergent • Drop off on Saturday from 12-5 • or in bins on front porch • Also drop off used shoes (they get paid for pounds of shoes donated, bin on front porch) 266 Oak Street, Wyandotte, MI 48192 (888) 908-227

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enlightened relationships plus: healing grief

animal rights

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n unattended mind is like a neglected garden. Potting soil is incredibly receptive to any seeds introduced to it. It has absolutely no discretion when it comes to playing host to seeds; it says, “Yes” to all of them. So it is with our mind, which is amazingly receptive to whatever suggestions are dropped into it. It has been said that the subconscious mind cannot take a joke. Whatever is introduced to it, it takes as serious instruction to grow that thoughtseed into a full-blown plant, be it a flower or a weed. When we pause to consider how many thought-seeds are blown, dropped or purposely planted in our mind on a daily basis, it may prompt us to tend to our mental garden with more regularity. These may come from media, negative conversation or overheard comments. The subconscious mind hears it all and takes it personally. The only way to avoid this type of mind pollution is to be consciously focused on what we want to have planted and growing in our flower box called life. It’s a 24/7 proposition to keep it weeded as thousands of mental seeds constantly pour in. A good full-time gardener plants thought-seeds about their self and others that are rooted in reverence and lovingkindness and skillfully nurtures them. Others will then receive nothing but benefit from the seeds we drop along the way.

Mind Gardening

Dennis Merritt Jones, D.D., is the author of Your Re-Defining Moments, The Art of Uncertainty and The Art of Being, the source of this essay. He has contributed to the human potential movement and field of spirituality as a minister, teacher, coach and lecturer for 30 years. Learn more at

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