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Greensgrow is one of Philadelphia’s longstanding gems. An urban farm nestled in-between the city’s Fishtown and Kensington neighborhoods, it’s a place that has influenced a growing sustainably minded community over the last twenty years. Today, people from across the city flock to the farm in order to shop local organic foods, to find plants and tools needed for their organic garden, to make friends, and to learn at one of the farm’s many workshops. Read more »

Kristin -Jun 10, 2014, 4:09PM
Thanks so much for joining me at the workshop Naomi, it was a pleasure meeting you! I had a great time teaching this class and would love for you to join me for the next one. There are so many great ways to incorporate herbs in to our daily lives - they are truly wonderful. Warmest wishes!
bella -Jun 09, 2014, 9:45AM
amazing i love it

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It feels like summer is already here in Philly.  Read more »

Sophia -Nov 16, 2014, 1:49AM
Where did you get these containers?
Cindy -Sep 13, 2014, 2:05PM
Hi! Love the homemade shampoo. A few years ago I was buying something similar to your sea spray but the company stopped making it. Will definitely have to save that recipe for next summer! :) Thanks! www.chamuelproducts.com

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When it comes to that dreaded little plant we know as poison ivy, the best advice I can give you is to just straight up stay away.

But sometimes that just isn’t in the cards. The warmth of the season has us outdoors at every possible moment, wandering and exploring every crevice of our world. And sometimes… those crevices happen to be filled with poison ivy – even if we don’t know it. Read more »

JmeYoung -Mar 27, 2015, 5:42AM
i tried almost all of these and nothing really worked. If U realize home remedies are not helping, get to the doctor SOON after U get this. U need a steroid shot and possibly a script. I haven't gotten poison ivy since I was a child until now and lemme tell u OMG I never want it again! Lol Good Luck!
Alvey -Jul 31, 2014, 9:42AM
Sweet Fern has been used here in Maine for over 300 years to cure rashes caused by poison ivy oak and sumac. A strong infusion of tea applied to the rash stops itching on contact, stops oozing and dries the rash within a few days. A web search of "SWEET FERN" will tell you how to find it in the wild or on line or go to www.sweetreliefforpoisonivy.com.

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UPDATE: This post originally ran on April 24th but with the holiday weekend and more time spent outdoors, we wanted to share it again! Read more »

Jen -May 20, 2015, 3:58PM
Hello! Thanks for the great recipe. I found I had to filter the product through a coffee filter as the cinnamon/honey/coconut oil bunged up the spray nozzle which was very annoying. I also added some sea salt for good measure since I don't live near the ocean (1 Tbsp).
Kate -May 14, 2015, 2:51AM
Just a heads up, this lightens your hair VERY gradually. If you really want instant results, try adding just a bit of hydrogen peroxide- but be careful this stuff is powerful and can seriously dry your hair out. A concentrated hydrogen peroxide (not bleach) is used to "bleach" hair before dying it, but your average drugstore hydrogen peroxide is not so strong especially when diluted. My hair was a dark brown and I did this once and people asked if I dyed my hair (it looked like a true medium brown, but I still got compliments). Never use hydrogen peroxide every time you use this spray or your hair will get brittle and unnatural looking, and don't do this if your hair is super dark black/brown because it might turn orangey.

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Post image for 6 Spa Treatments You Get From A Day On The Beach

With sun-kissed skin, salty hair, and the taste of the ocean still on your tongue, you and your crew pile into the car. Windows down, tunes up, the drive home from a day spent on the beach is nothing short of magical. Read more »

Alcor Spa -Jun 02, 2014, 2:45AM
Right. Its great to be on beach some times to take sun batch and feel the nature. It can make relax your body and mind.
Flourish Design Co. -May 26, 2014, 1:07AM
Gorgeous photos. Even as a native Californian, I still love the beach daily. www.etsy.com/shop/flourishdesignco www.instagram.com/flourishdesignco

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When it comes to natural beauty, ask almost anyone what their number one essential product is and the answer will be the same: coconut oil. Read more »

rod -Nov 25, 2014, 2:24PM
Natural oils are the best. I use an all organic moisturizer, http://www.cutissanus.com/product-category/moisturizers/ These are the best
Organic Fiji -Jul 22, 2014, 6:45PM
If you are now looking to buy coconut oil for any beauty purposes or cooking check out our USDA certified Organic Coconut Oil products! www.organicfiji.com

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This post comes from our contributor FP Naomi. Read more »

bird cages prevue hendryx -Oct 18, 2014, 9:39PM
Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It actually was once a entertainment account it. Glance complex to far added agreeable from you! By the way, how could we communicate?
Caitlin -May 16, 2014, 12:23PM
My third grade teacher alway gave us fresh sprigs of rosemary before tests and encouraged us to take a whiff whenever we had trouble remembering answers. I haven't seen a teacher use it since then but I'm hoping to incoporate this herb once I have my liscense. :)

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We all have that certain scent. That scent that, when we smell it, makes us feel so good; so at home. It makes us feel like us. Read more »

Iga -Jul 29, 2014, 2:18AM
May I ask where did you buy such a beautiful mug?
Brittny -May 28, 2014, 2:50PM
Bergamot and grapefruit are my favorite combination when making body scrubs and soap! :) Brittny

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I recently made the switch to natural deodorant. Read more »

Angie -May 10, 2015, 7:08AM
Lavilin - www.lavilin.com - is amazing for sensitive skin. No more rashes since switching over!
Claudine -Mar 27, 2015, 2:12PM
Try iWilla I Love My Armpits Deodorants While just about NO natural deodorants are also an antiperspirant ( much to my dismay), this one seems to have loyal customers and great reviews (for the most part- expected on a natural product of any kind) :)

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The ponytail never goes out of style, but spring and summer are when it really comes out to play. Read more »

Sherry Park -Apr 25, 2014, 1:23PM
Nice pony tail. I'll share this in our site http://v-spa-v.com
Tiffany -Apr 23, 2014, 2:16PM
Very cute, I love the snap shots too! Makes me want to stay inside and laze around all day! Xx, Tiffany | www.sunshinedaydreamphotography.com

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Post image for Lotion vs. Oil: Why You Should Make The Change

This post comes from our contributor FP Naomi. Read more »

Julie -May 23, 2015, 5:24AM
I use jojoba oil, it sooths my skin perfectly!
booya -May 18, 2015, 1:57PM
I've been using oils for years; great informative article.

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UPDATE: This post originally ran on March 7th but we are still loving these hair trends for spring so we wanted to share it again! Read more »

satin pillowcase -Aug 04, 2014, 9:28PM
I love the bobby pins. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to say that I have truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts.
Karis -Apr 06, 2014, 9:09AM
love these, wish my hair wasn't so short/curly so i could create these styles :(

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