START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

tag: seeds

The Good Seed: Why Care About a Little Ol’ Seed

Just this past October, the seed from a pink, wild banana (Musa itinerans), originating from China, was dutifully cleaned, labeled and set into semi-permanent cold storage in the United Kingdom as par…

34 comments

Sprouting Nuts and Seeds

I've been sprouting nuts and seeds for years.  It's so much healthier for you and I love the taste! WHY Soak Nuts and Seeds: They Taste Better: Raw nuts or seeds can have a bitter taste due to…

35 comments

Seed Company Catalogs: A Gardener’s Best Friends

OK, it's true: Compost and a good hoe are probably a gardener's best friends—but seed company catalogs are certainly fun, useful friends to have during the off-season. If you love gardening as much…

34 comments

Foods and Herbs for Better Sex

Sexual energy is extra energy. Low libido may be Nature's way of conserving vitality and a message that intimacy in the relationship needs improvement. Nutritional deficiencies, stress and exhau…

88 comments

Surprising Health Benefits of Nuts & Seeds

I love nuts and seeds.  I think I must have been a bird in a past life.  Good thing, too, as they are Powerfoods! Don't Be So Scared of the Fat: A Nurses Health Study found that nurses who …

280 comments

Why Save Seed? (Video)

For thousands of years, farmers have saved and shared seeds to preserve flavorful, unique, and resilient varieties of fruits and vegetables. In this clip from Nourish, organic farmer Nigel Walker ex…

45 comments

Where to Find Organic Seeds

A number of people have asked me where they can find organic seeds for their organic gardens. This time of year, you can pick up regular seeds at garden stores, supermarkets, and “big box” stores like…

58 comments

Quinoa: It is Not Just for Incas and Hippies Anymore

I hate to admit it, but it took me an embarrassingly long time to figure out the appropriate pronunciation for quinoa. "KEY-noa" was one particular iteration I remember using in casual conversation ma…

135 comments

Hamster in the House

My family is growing. We'll be getting a new member next week. Namely, a hamster, earnestly requested by my younger daughter, will be the surprise Christmas present next week. I'm scared. I don…

58 comments

A Guide to Saving Seeds

by Jordan Laio, Networx Before the era of seed catalogues and garden centers, seed saving was a cornerstone of farming in general and of home gardening in particular. What exactly is seed savin…

79 comments

meet our writers

Laura B.

Laura is a Care2 Causes Senior Editor. She graduated from Pitzer College with Honors in English and World Literature and a minor in Music. She’s... more

people are talking

yum

Teresa W. Teresa W.
on Ruby Red Slaw
6 minutes ago

Thanks or the great recipe.

Lis T. Lis T.
on Ruby Red Slaw
10 minutes ago