Our Natural Heritage

Our Natural Heritage is a resource for women who want to do good by living well


A short break

I just wanted make a little announcement that posting on the blog might be very light over the next month. I’ve signed up for a writing class which I am so excited about, but looks like is going to be a lot more work than I expected! I also wanted to say that I’ve added a […]

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Friday Flowers: Transplanting

So, it’s finally warming up a bit! I spent a lot of time on Sunday shoveling dirt into the new raised beds that Jeff very kindly put together for me. I bought a 50/50 mix of compost and soil – I hope the flowers like it! The cornflower seedlings were not looking too healthy and […]

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The CSA Cookbook Review

I’ve expressed my adoration for Linda Ly’s Garden Betty Blog before, so of course I was thrilled to be given the chance to review her first book, The CSA Cookbook. With this book, Linda aims to help us “cook your way through a CSA box or backyard garden bounty with seasonal recipes.” Her blog is such a […]

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Friday Flowers: The Seeds

With the amazing array of cut flowers you can grow, which ones do you choose? There are a ton of resources available both online and in print about planting flowers, but with so many variables to consider- season, climate, location, soil quality, fertilizer, I’ll admit I got a bit overwhelmed. Then I reminded myself that this is supposed to […]

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Friday Flowers are Back!

If you’ve been around here for awhile, you know I have a soft spot for plants and flowers. When I started planning my wedding almost 5 (?!) years ago, I fell in love with the wild and gorgeous arrangements by the likes of Saipua, Green Lion Design, Studio Choo and Floret. I’ve continued to follow these […]

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Downeast Cider House Tour

I have such a sweet tooth, it’s a wonder I haven’t needed dentures yet. So it’s no surprise that I love hard ciders. Before beer came on to the scene in the late 19th century with the arrival of German immigrants, hard cider could be considered our national drink. But Prohibition and the movement of our population […]

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Making Cold-Processed Soap

Newport Seafoam Trading Company is housed in a beautiful storefront in the historic Lower Thames Street area of downtown Newport. The cozy shop is filled with natural light and a gorgeous array of all-natural products for the body and home. Shop owner and head mixtress Boiana was inspired to try her grandmother’s recipe for a moisturizing soap made with all-natural […]

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I recently joined the Ethical Writers Coalition, and these ladies (and one gentlemen) have been hard at work creating an exciting media campaign to coincide with the upcoming New York Fashion Week. Style Stories is a project that celebrates and promotes sustainable fashion; items that are locally made, eco-friendly, vintage, fair trade, cruelty-free, or organic. Anyone who […]

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