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Come Clean in Congress

 Representative Steve Israel (D-NY) has introduced the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act (H.R. 5205)  in the 114th Congress. The Act requires full disclosure and product labeling of household and institutional cleaning products. Currently, cleaning product companies are not required to disclose ingredients in the products they sell in the U.S. Unlike cosmetics and food… Read More Come Clean in Congress

Foraging

Splurging on Spruce Tips

We tried spruce tips for the first time ever the other day. I have been eyeballing the trees in our yard for some time now, waiting like a kid shaking presents leading up to Christmas. Finally, they were ready! Usnea I picked a cup full while harvesting Usnea off some dead tree limbs (will post… Read More Splurging on Spruce Tips

Foraging

Labrador Tea

 All around our propert grows this evergreen vine-like shrub that I kept being drawn too while we were walking around, taking in the spring sunshine and fresh air. I flashed a few pics of it with my phone, took it to a group of fellow wild-herb enthusiasts and confirmed my suspicions… My Herb Journal Notes… Read More Labrador Tea