Local Interest

Old Mother Hubbard, What’s in Your Cupboard? Healthy Food for Pets

  As people are becoming more conscious of food and nutrition, they are also concerned about what their pets are eating. Understanding pet food labels is key in establishing a healthy diet for your furry companions. Simply put, dogs and cats are not grain eaters. Yet most commercial premium-grade food is loaded with corn, wheat […]

Farmers Markets – July 2009

Center City Green Market 128 S. Tryon St., Ste 1960 Wednesday 8 am-4 pm Saturday 8 am-1 pm www.centercitygreenmarket.com Charlotte Regional Farmers Market 1801 Yorkmont Road Tuesday -Saturday 8am-6pm Sundays – 12:30 – 6:00pm www.ncdamarkets.org Charlotte Tailgate Farmers Market 100 West Park Avenue Tuesday 4-7pm Saturday 9-1 www.charlottetailgatemarket.com Davidson Farmers Market 442 South Main Street […]

News Briefs – July 2009

Legalization of Alternative Healthcare Debate in NC Consumer Health Freedom Act Proposed   Fourteen states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have regulation and licensing of naturopathic medicine. There is no such licensure in North Carolina. Currently up for review, HB1404/SB1043 proposes licensure for naturopathic medicine. However, proponents of healthcare freedom groups say if […]

Forget the Chemicals and Bring on the Bugs- Natural Alternatives for Pesticides

Whether growing a bounty of fresh produce or a landscape of blooming plants, we want our gardens to look and perform at their best. This often means battling bugs that can suck the life from your plants. I’m here to tell you that you don’t need to buy a bunch of chemicals to keep your […]

Conscious Eating – Ayurveda, Healing with Food

 According to the science of Ayurveda, illness indicates that an individual’s constitution, or dosha, is out of balance – a condition that can be exacerbated or improved by eating certain foods. A person’s constitution is comprised of the delicate balance of three vital energies, or doshas, known as: vata (air), the process of movement, and […]

Community Gardens – Healthy Food, Service and Healing

By Lisa Moore There’s more than carrots and cauliflower growing in community gardens across the Charlotte area. Social interaction, self-reliance and cross-cultural connections are flourishing. At 76 years of age, Mae Bell Gordon doesn’t mind getting dirty pulling weeds or planting veggies in her community garden in the Belmont neighborhood. She believes it keeps her […]

MOON MAGIC Astrological Timing for Success – July 2009

  This month is highlighted by the July 7th Lunar Eclipse and the July 22nd Total Eclipse of the Sun. For perspective, remember that life on Earth is synchronized with the cycle of the Moon. Oceans rise and fall, plants unfold their leaves and flowers, oysters open and close, all in rhythm with the Moon. […]

News Briefs – June 09

Take a Deep Breath… Smoking Ban Approved for NC Restaurant and bar workers as well as patrons in North Carolina will soon be able to breathe easier at work and at play. Legislators recently approved a ban that would protect a large portion of the population from secondhand smoke. The bill will officially go into […]

MOON MAGIC Astrological Timing for Success – June 2009

The three most important events this month are the June 7 Full Moon, Summer Solstice / Mid-Summer June 20-24 and the First Quarter June 28. At the Gemini Full Moon the new energies received through May’s Wesak Full Moon are distributed through the world. This brings a global leavening of consciousness including consciousness of what […]

Farmers Markets – June 09

Center City Green Market 128 S. Tryon St., Ste 1960 Wednesday 8 am-4 pm Saturday 8 am-1 pm www.centercitygreenmarket.com Charlotte Regional Farmers Market 1801 Yorkmont Road Tuesday -Saturday 8am-6pm Sundays – 12:30 – 6:00pm www.ncdamarkets.org Charlotte Tailgate Farmers Market 100 West Park Avenue Tuesday 4-7pm Saturday 9-1 www.charlottetailgatemarket.com Davidson Farmers Market 442 South Main Street […]