spring issue 209

RABUN, MACON, JACKSON & OCONEE COUNTIES, NC, SC, & N. GA

The Green Builder's Challenge
There is a lot of idealism around the concept of “living green.”Building healthy homes is a growing market that faces some challenges as it does business in the mainstream construction culture. Here is an interview with three professional green builders in our community. They talk candidly about the reality of integrating their beliefs into their practices.

Neti Pot Helps With Allergies
The south is heating up, and even the mountain air is thick with pollen, dust, and pollution from nearby cities. Allergy season is in full swing along with congestion, headaches and overall lack of energy. Here are simple instructions of use for an alternative healing solution.

Seasonal Herb Report -Wyrt Moon
(indigenous herbs and astronomy) The full moon of high summer or August has been reference as the Wyrt Moon for centuries. Healing plants were once called Worts, or Wyrts, an Old English term rooted in Anglo-Saxon ancestry. In the summer we find ourselves surrounded by an apothecary, as many of our native healing plants are visible and ready for harvest.

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Community Thoughts . . .

THE RIVER REPORT by Nicole Hayler


REVISITING THE VICTORY GARDEN by Sonya Carpenter


THE SUSTAINABLE MOUNTAIN
LIVING COMMUNITY by Jane Nelson



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