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Catherine Bleish

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Food waste is a global problem and Sweden is no exception. More than 30 percent of the food in Swedish households is wasted, according to the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. Instead of trusting our own sense of smell and...
Have you ever seen a vegan shaming meat eaters online? Or have you seen a hunter/fisherman making fun of vegans? I have and honestly, its hard for me to watch happen in either direction. Its simply not good for...
Last month I was able to tour a natural medicine co-operative in northern Italy. It was truly a divine experience. The smells, the smells!  They were simply amazing. I made a post about the essential oils distillery, and this...
This small Italian village is known for its mint essential oils. The land and environment in Pancalieri have provided excellent conditions for growing a variety of mints. In August you can smell the essence of mint wafting through the...
My Tour of Backyard Gardens in Italy I was delighted to arrive in Northwest Italy and discover that backyard gardens were in nearly every home. I was taking photos of everyone's backyard (total creeper style) the first several days I...
This is Ted with Raven Rock Eco Village. He shows us how the chicken tractor is set up and describes how they have the chickens rotate between pastures, right behind the cattle. Joel Scalaton Method. Get the book here on...
June of 2018 I visited Raven Rock Eco Village for nearly a week. It was one of the most transformational experiences of my life, please enjoy this interview I conducted with two of the founding members, Ted and Don. These...
Catherine and her friend Juliet talk about flower essences at Barton Springs in Austin, Texas. Turks Cap is a native Texas flower, named ofter is appearance. This flower is good for releasing ancestral trauma that goes back generations in your...
Catherine and her children were on a walk in Austin Texas and passed the Children's Garden at Casa de Luz. They were informed that the school that was on site had shut down and the Children's Garden was being...
Life Opted Out Podcast gives us a tour of their newly converted tiny home - a van conversion!Check out their electric and solar set up, the water system and more on Instagram: @lifeoptedout
Catherine stopped in Ohio to check out the Raven Rock ecovillage. This video is a tour of an Earth home building in progress. This building is big enough to be a retreat center, or mansion sided home!!!!!!!! We learn...
Catherine stops to check out a roadside garden in Indiana. Start where you are with what you have! Food can grow anywhere there is dirt and sunshine!!!!! Anyone can garden!!!!!