Sweet Grass Beef

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Sweet Grass Beef Sweet Grass Cooperative is comprised of ranchers who have a passion for the Western tradition of family-owned ranches. They have a passion for the land, for the animals, and for the well-being of…

Co-op Connection News April, 2014

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Co-op Connection News April, 2014 In this issue we celebrate the Earth! We introduce you to the New Mexico Native Plant Society, discuss water issues in times of drought, solar energy, and more! In addition, find…

Share your Co-op Story

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Share your Co-op Story October is Co-op Month! This year we claim Oct 25 as Co-op Staff appreciation day. We’d love to hear which co-op staff people you love, and why. And it doesn’t have to…

24th Annual Celebrate the Earth Festival

Baila! Baila! 2013 Earth Day

24th Annual Celebrate the Earth Festival Sunday April 27, 10am to 6pm On Silver Street Behind the Coop in the Nob Hill Shopping Center For two dozen years it has been our great pleasure to create…

Co-op Connection News for March, 2014

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Co-op Connection News March, 2014 In this issue we get things growing! We introduce you to the Family Farmer Seed Co-op, provide gardening tips and inspiration, and let you know about some great upcoming workshops. In…

Coop Collaboration: Healthy Food at SF’s Gonzales Elementary

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From Cooking With Kids.  For the past seven years, La Montanita Coop has supported the Cooking with Kids program at Gonzales Elementary Public School with the ingredients necessary for the program. It is near and dear…

ESSENTIAL OILS: Effective Tools for Health

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By Amylee Udell Essential oils are natural extracts from plants’ flowers, seeds, roots, bark, and stems.  They make flowers smell the way they smell AND they give plants protective qualities against disease and predators.  When I…

Springtime Allergy Relief

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By Khara Hindi  Sneeze, sneeze…sniffle, sniffle…itch, itch.  Is this what the beginning of spring usually means to you?  Seasonal rhinitis, or hay fever, is most commonly caused by pollen, a fine powdery substance released into the…

Soil: Care and Feeding for Crop Success

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The Carbon Economy Series presents Rodale’s Elaine Ingram: March 12-13 By Iginia Boccalandro Can you imagine if you could grow anything you wanted with the soil in your yard? If you could use less water, produce…

Soil Restoration in the Southwest

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By Amanda Bramble, Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center One doesn’t have to go far anywhere in the Southwest to see that soil erosion is a problem. Roots are exposed, head cuts start then grow, any organic material…