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  • Chaga: A Slow-growing Backyard Superfood

    Chaga: A Slow-growing Backyard Superfood

    By Julia Prinselaar It seems like every time I open a health magazine or visit a wellness-related website, I find the latest featured superfood: something particularly nutrient-dense, with more antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, enzymes or protein than most …Read More »
  • Jewels of the Plains

    Jewels of the Plains

    By Claude A. Barr University of Minnesota Press, $27.95 More than 500 Great Plains wildflowers can be found in this classic plant guide for enthusiasts and horticulturists. Author Claude A. Barr has spent decades observing …Read More »
  • Cotopaxi Kilimanjaro 20L Backpack

    Cotopaxi Kilimanjaro 20L Backpack

      $79.95 Until recently it seemed backpack shopping presented two choices: function (techy-looking and pricey), or form (maybe cheaper and more subtle looking, but not so great for technical use). Well, the Cotopaxi Kilimanjaro 20L …Read More »
  • The Line of the Landscape: Iceland’s Southern Coast

    The Line of the Landscape: Iceland’s Southern Coast

    Story and photos by Micaella Penning Finally, a place that felt free from mankind. Where steam whiffs up from hills and mountains, summer sunlight runs amok with circadian rhythms, erupting lava forms new islands, earthquakes …Read More »
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