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Battenkill Brittle

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Gluten-free energy bars packed with healthy, organic seeds $2.75

Energy bars generally come in one of two varieties: The cheap mass-produced type with questionable ingredients, or the super-dense action sport kind that are impossible to choke down. Luckily, our trusty mates at Cool Hunting uncovered the perfect alternative in the form of Battenkill Brittle, a gluten-free energy bar made in Vermont from organic ingredients. From CH: "The crunchy delights are......read more

Gardens NYC: Peter's Place

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Sowing seeds on a Brooklyn rooftop

Native New Yorker Peter Manerva comes by his love of gardening honestly. His parents were into plants, and when he was a kid, instead of building forts out of sheets and couch cushions, he would create his own little jungle worlds from all the plantlife around the house. That childhood interest in greenery blossomed into an adult obsession. Peter was kind enough to show us around his spectacular......read more

Authors Ignite Debate About Local Food

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Does the locavore movement do more harm than good? A new book sows seeds of discontent

Pierre Desrochers and Hiroko Shimizu say they know what’s wrong with the food system: local food purists. In their new book, The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet, the husband-and-wife team (a University of Toronto geography professor and an economist) argue that the excitement over this movement is misguided to the point of having “utterly disastrous”......read more

Sowing Seeds with Scott Sant'Angelo

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Arkitip founder documents the world of plants

Scott A. Sant'Angelo is maybe best known as the founder of Arkitip, the longstanding Los Angeles art magazine that's always on the front lines of cultural influence. But he also happens to be an accomplished photographer. Flipping through Scott's portfolio, it's clear that he has distinct photographic interest in plants. We pulled a small selection of them here, some warm and......read more

Sow Seeds, Not Greed

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Farmers bring the sustainable food movement to Wall Street

It's been a long time since farmers congregated in downtown Manhattan -- around 350 years, to be exact. The folks who populate Wall Street and rural America don't cross paths much these days. It's easy to forget that Wall Street used to be rural America; in 1644, the area contained so many cows that the Dutch colonists had to erect a cattle guard to keep them from straying.......read more

Greenaid Fosters 21st Century Johnny Appleseeds

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Clever urban hack created by young L.A. duo encourages people to replant their neighborhoods.

If you live or work in a city, odds are, you passed a vacant lot or an ugly, barren strip of soil at some point today. Now imagine if that eyesore were transformed into a wild garden. But how? Greenaid, a project by two recent grads of Otis College of Art and Design in L.A., Kim Karlsrud and Daniel Phillips, and local urban planner David Fletcher, is a plan to distribute candy machines loaded......read more

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