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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…

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Yes, We Have Some Spicy Banana Curry!

Posted by Michael Levin on June 9, 2018 at 10:04am 0 Comments

Gainesville has a thriving bicycle culture. A while back, we had a get together called Dinner and Bikes. One dish that stood out as both delicious and creative was curried bananas and kale pasta. 

Wow, amazing flavor that popped out at you! I went home and made some right…

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Yet Another Diet Recommendation

Posted by Michael Levin on May 30, 2018 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Yes, we've been hit with so many diet recommendations our heads are spinning. Drinking wine is good, bad, who knows? Well, this study is scientific and based on millions of…

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Crazy Hooting Alarm Clock!

Posted by Michael Levin on May 27, 2018 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Here's the culprit! These owls make the most distinctive cacophony of noise. Listen to the this recording and tell me you don't agree! It's a night sound. A sound that will make you feel the dusk or darkness. You usually can't see…

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What's Your Favorite Story-Gazing Story?

Posted by Michael Levin on February 28, 2018 at 4:30pm 1 Comment

What's Your Favorite Story-Gazing Story?

Hello Zoobird community. The Enzian Theater, an indie gem in lovely Winter Park, FL is putting on a little writing contest. Sure to make you think. Note that entries are due by tomorrow, 3/1/18. Actually, I think it's continuing for a while... so…
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Picture This - A Film Festival for you to submit a short film

Posted by Michael Levin on February 15, 2018 at 4:30am 0 Comments

Interesting concept. I have successfully submitted one short video to a festival! iPhone video creation has been a way for amateurs to get into filmmaking. Did you know that quite a few feature films were shot using an iPhone? One of my favs is The Florida Project. …

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The organic farming revolution...


"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."

from The Sun Magazine: "Earthly Delights, Cultivating a new Agricultural Revolution: An Interview with Michael Abelman", by Arnie Cooper, June 2003

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Soap Making

Started by Michael Levin in Organic Soap. Last reply by Michael Levin May 27. 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

Juicing

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

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Peaceful predawn sounds of nature and a crazy person by the lake

Started by Michael Levin in Travel Oct 17, 2016. 0 Replies

Peaceful predawn sounds of nature and a crazy person by the lake here at Laurelhurst Park in Portland Oregon. You can come as early as 5 AM and watch the sunrise. I often do. I'm attaching a recording of some sounds by the lake this morning. If you…Continue

Tags: Laurelhurst, Portland, Zoobird

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

Kefir

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

Moringa

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

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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

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A Slow Walk in the Forest

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,…See More
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