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Buddhist Holiday in Sri Lanka Honors Buddha With Trees

According to Buddhist tradition, just before Buddha died he saw his faithful attendant Ananda weeping. Buddha advised him not to weep over the natural disintegration of his physical body, but follow his teachings and pass them on because only truth is eternal. Buddhists remember this advice on Vesak, their lord’s birthday, by refocusing on his teachings […]

June 1st

Jewish Beliefs About GMOs

Photo by Miran Rijavec available on Flickr Like most environmental issues, the growing supply of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food raises many concerns. Although GMO crops can feed more people, they also put people’s health at risk and degrade the environment. Small farmers can make more money growing and selling more crops, but buying GMO seeds […]

June 9th

WWOOF-ing India Week 4: Life Lessons

The week started off with sweet farewells and a welcoming. It was time for Pettina and Alexa (the two American girls) to leave the farm and travel to Hyderabad to continue with school. And it was also time for the arrival of Tamarind Café’s Chef, Kaoru Kawabe. To honor the occasion, we went for a […]

October 24th

WWOOF-ing India Week 2: Bugs, Dung, and Darkness

A quick flight and an hour-and-a-half long car ride later, I arrived at Samata’s Mango Tree property adjoining the organic farm ready to WWOOF. In an ongoing humdrum of construction and farm work, I met with Jonathan Benda, the garden manger, who is nothing short of a walking-talking encyclopedia. His agility and confidence has enabled him […]

October 10th

WWOOF-ing India Week 1: City Girl in a Farm World

** Editors Note: Over the next two months, EdenKeeper will feature the personal journal entries of Mahek Shringhey, a self-proclaimed “foodie” from Mumbai, India as she works on an organic farm in Goa and travels to vanilla plantations in southern India. Follow along on her mouth-watering journey as she explores the connection between the stomach, […]

October 3rd

Catholic Nuns Teach a Connection to Creation

In recent years, more and more Catholic nuns are becoming greater advocates in the fight for justice and a clean environment. No longer are they cloistered women in long, black habits. Now they are honoring feminist theologians, fighting for women’s ordination, and singing to stop oil pipelines. The Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary of the […]

August 4th