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Mosquito Repellents

Posted by Michael Levin on May 1, 2019 at 9:00am 0 Comments

This repellent works! It’s available on Amazon and at their website for about $5.50. I used to have bromeliads but they acted like little homes for mosquitos because they’d fill up with water. Standing water is the biggest breeding ground for mosquitoes. Bats love to eat mosquitoes.…


Fire at the Finca

Posted by Michael Levin on November 3, 2018 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Oh no! Many of you know Mycol and have enjoyed visiting Finca Mycol. Well, there's been a fire there and so much has burned up. There's a fundraiser here and your support is…


Bike Touring and Bikepacking

Posted by Michael Levin on October 13, 2018 at 7:30am 0 Comments

Boy oh boy, I found the best online group about bike touring and bikepacking. It's on Facebook and it's called...you guessed it...…


The Montana Folk Festival

Posted by Michael Levin on July 11, 2018 at 9:00am 0 Comments

You want to fall in love all over again? And again? And again? Head out to Montana! I went last week and I am still reeling from it!

Let's begin with an annual event I bet will be a fantastic time. It's The Montana Folk Festival . There's a preview on Montana Public Radio right about…


Stop Deforestation

Posted by Michael Levin on July 1, 2018 at 8:00am 0 Comments

I  was up in Montana last week. I saw trucks full of trees pass by all day, every day.

It reminded me of this great idea. It’s a towel bin! It’s one small way to stop using…


A Slow Walk in the Forest

Posted by Michael Levin on June 16, 2018 at 4:30am 0 Comments

It's been rainy lately and if you take your time and walk through the forest, you'll see lots of growth. This mushroom was so blue it popped out! It's not soft at all. 

You have to wonder how people stayed comfortable back in the old days here in Florida. Well, here's the thing: before development occurred, there was tree cover everywhere. Shady trees…




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When you create a profile for yourself on Zoobird you get a personal page automatically. That's where you can be creative and do your own thing. People who want to get to know you will click on your name or picture…

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"People will tell you the organic farming revolution that's taking place is about food safety or ecolgical concerns, but I think if you dig down deep, you'll find that the revolution is really about what people are missing in their lives: good food and a connection to the land, both of which puts us in touch with basic spiritual values."

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Soap Making

Started by Michael Levin in Organic Soap. Last reply by Michael Levin May 27, 2018. 1 Reply

I've been reading about soap making, but the lye used in many recipes looks like it's not to be trifled with. Is it necessary to use lye? What are some successful recipes? I dropped by Wayward Council in Gainesville and found some hand made soap…Continue

Tags: lye, recipes, soap, organic


Started by Michael Levin in Juice. Last reply by Michael Levin Oct 3, 2017. 10 Replies

My juicer creates more pulp than I think it should. Champion makes a juicer that is much more efficient. Combine it with something that looks like a hydraulic auto transmission lift and some cheesecloth and you have a very efficient, if time…Continue

Tags: juice

FriedFoods - Good, and Good for You

Started by Michael Levin in Health Oct 23, 2013. 0 Replies

Mark Bittman wrote this article about fried foods: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/23/dining/deep-fried-and-good-for-you.html?smid=pl-shareHe sheds…Continue

URGENT message to save whales and dolphis

Started by Ina Calvano in Environmental. Last reply by Michael Levin Jul 9, 2012. 1 Reply

I hope all of you will consider doing this....it’s quick and easy, just click on the site below.  Sherry…Continue

A Cardinal Singing His Morning Song

Started by Michael Levin in Life Mar 25, 2012. 0 Replies

It's Springtime here in Florida. The birds let you know every day. It's a paradise for a birdwatcher. The mornings are especially beautiful…Continue

Tags: birdsong, florida, ornithology, cardinals, birds


Started by Saroj Earl in Health. Last reply by Saroj Earl Mar 15, 2012. 2 Replies

The last time I used kefir grains was a few years ago when I knew someone who had a cow who I was getting raw milk from but the cow passed away and now I also find the grains in the back of my refrigerator with no life left. I would love to start…Continue

Birds - A Morning Menagerie

Started by Michael Levin in Travel Mar 15, 2012. 0 Replies

It's dawn here in the swamp and the birds are waking up. Listen to the recording attached to this discussion and you'll hear the…Continue

Tags: zoobird, florida, birds


Started by Michael Levin in Gardening - Seasons Mar 2, 2012. 0 Replies

Moringa: it's like growing vitamins at your doorstep! Worth investigating...What's your experience with moringa?www.treesforlife.org/moringa/namesContinue

Tags: Moringa, Nutrition

Government Agency to Kill 80,000 Animals

Started by Ina Calvano in Environmental Oct 10, 2011. 0 Replies

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just released a list of 134 chemicals that will be tested for their potential to interact with hormone systems and possibly affect the growth or reproduction of animals. The program for screening…Continue

Irish bail-out for greyhound racing? E-mails needed

Started by Ina Calvano in Life. Last reply by Michael Levin Oct 2, 2011. 1 Reply

Greetings Everyone,If you are not already aware of this action, please do take action and send emails to the Irish Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. You will have to cut and paste the addresses. Thank you all for helping to put a stop to this…Continue

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