Beauty and art play an integral role in gardening regardless of the garden's purpose. Even in the most pragmatic of settings beauty is still necessary; pollinators are naturally attracted to consistently flowering gardens. Bees will even create associative routines to help remember where the nice flowers are thus helping your cucumbers, apple trees, or pumpkin plants to produce more fruit. Perhaps more importantly, focusing on beauty for most people will help to make the garden more inviting and enjoyable in addition to more productive.
Early September in Maine is a beautiful time of year. The summer heat and humidity has started to give way to a crisp and clean autumn warmth. The farmer’s markets are abuzz all over the area with profusion and variety. At this point our freezer is about a third full with tomato sauce, hot sauce, and a few other small batch things that will remind us of the harvest the previous year and give us something to look forward to as we look forward.
By Tom Cowan, M.D.
I get asked a lot whether it is important to include meat in one’s diet. Unfortunately, this is the wrong question and will likely lead you astray. The correct question is whether it’s important to include animal products of some form in one’s diet. The unambiguous answer is “yes.”
The clearest epidemiological studies ever done on humans were done by Weston Price. His approach was simple and straightforward: He looked around the world for people with perfect teeth and perfect health. He found 14 such groups, on all continents, in all races.