The Last Bee – A Poem for Earth Day

The Last Bee by Kenda Swartz Pepper She rested gently in his soft, young hand In awe, he stared, at a smallness so grand. What have we done? In earnest …

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10 Ways This Plant Can Improve Your Life

We pull them, mow them, dig them, stomp them, spray them, shout at them, and lament how they are a nuisance in our lives. Dandelions. Possibly the most underappreciated, underutilized …

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Peppers’ Annual Photo Montage: Farewell 2016, HELLO there 2017!

Rescue dog

Hi-dee-ho! Welcome to the Peppers’ 10th annual earth-happy New Year video card! 365 days 291 photos 6 minutes Sit back, turn up the volume, grab a cuppa jo and enjoy! There’s …

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Twas The Life Before Pinterest

Pinterest

Twas the life before Pinterest, when all through the house Not a device was stirring, not even my mouse. My blog posts were sent over the interweb with care In …

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Fall for Pollinators

Pollinators

He looked like something out of the cartoons, a dazzling green blubbery caricature of himself. Given his lazy, lumbering gait, this little guy was in no hurry to get to …

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21 Days for World Hunger – Day 21: The Power of Activism

Today, Day 21 of 21 Days for World Hunger is also World Food Day. On October 16, 1945, forty-two countries met to create a goal: to free humanity from hunger and malnutrition, and to …

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Day 20 of 21 Days for World Hunger: Watch This, Read That

Wow. So close. Almost there. As we turn this last corner and look Day 21 right in the eyes, I want to share some of my top reading and viewing …

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21 Days for World Hunger – Day 19: Eat Plants

Day 19 of 21 Days for World Hunger, just two morello to go. Did you see that? Autocorrect chose the word “morello” for me. Virtual food donation. I’ll take it. Today …

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World Hunger’s Dirty Little Secret: Days 17 & 18

The answer has been right beneath our feet this whole time. And what a bad rap this thing gets. It’s considered by some, unclean, messy, and foul-smelling. It can be synonymous to vile, …

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21 Days for World Hunger – Day 16: Hunger in America

Day 16 of 21 Days for World Hunger, and I’ve moved away from Asia and returned to the United States. For over two weeks I have been imitating (to a …

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