Tasty Ways to Boost Heart Health by Avery Mack As a special meal for Valentine’s Day or any other, many plant-based dishes are so tasty that no one will miss the meat. Low in fat
The Organic Growers School (OGS) will hold its 26th Annual Growers School Spring Conference Friday through Sunday, March 8 through 10 at Mars Hill University in Mars Hill, North Carolina. The conference offers practical, regionally-appropriate workshops on organic growing, permaculture, homesteading, urban farming, and rural living.
Tranquility Association for Beauty Artists will be hosting an esthetics continuing education class on Sunday, January 13 at The Venue in Greer. This is a South Carolina Esthetics and Cosmetology continuing education class for license renewal.
Plant-Based Pies for Every Palate by Judith Fertig Gratitude for the bounty in our lives has been a constant in every American Thanksgiving since the Pilgrims’ first celebration at Plymouth Plantation. What has changed is the menu. Many holiday hosts today wish to be inclusive and respect everyone’s increasingly restrictive dietary needs.
Options Grow for Plant-Based Eating by Marlaina Donato Plant-based lifestyles, once considered by some as a fad that would fade, are on the rise worldwide. According to a Harris Interactive poll commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group, 6 million to 8 million Americans have completely eliminated meat, including seafood, from their plates. With a 600 percent increase of people going vegan domestically in the past three years
Being Sustainable Down to Our Soles Following an environmentally friendly lifestyle can be felt right down to our toes. Increase the life of footwear by being properly fitted in high-quality shoes, performing ongoing maintenance and patronizing cobblers. Pay extra attention to waterproofing shoes in winter and rainy
Animal Product Emissions Rival Oil According to data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, three of the world’s largest meat producers, JBS, Cargill and Tyson, emitted more greenhouse
Now celebrating its fourth year, the popular VeganFest featuring world-class vegan and animal rights experts, delicious food, and lifestyle products will be held in Asheville from Friday, June 8, through Sunday, June 10. Guest speakers from around the country will present talks on Friday and Saturday, updating the audience on the latest vegan issues. In addition, workshops will be held on Friday and panel discussions on Saturday. On Sunday, the festival goes outdoors to Pack Square Park with over 100 vendors, including Upstate Natural Awakenings, to showcase vegan food, beer, lifestyle products and more.
Before buying, be informed and read labels. The word ‘natural’ can be misleading so it’s important to know what to avoid. Steer clear of anything that contains fragrance, sulfates, gluten, phthalates, triclosan, parabens and musk. Silver Wing Essentials cosmetics is one line of skin care products that offers a vegan, cruelty-free alternative.
Traveling can be tricky for those trying to eat a plant-based diet, especially on long stretches of highway. More than 33 percent of Americans, or 100 million-plus people, are eating vegan/vegetarian meals more often, even if they do not adhere to a strict plant-based lifestyle, concluded a 2011 Harris Interactive study commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group. Here is what the discerning traveler can do when hunger strikes.