While you might think of cooking herbs like rosemary and thyme when you hear about herbal medicine, Chinese herbal medicine actually refers to a wide range of substances that come from nature. These could be plant parts such as leaves, stems, roots and flowers, as well as minerals and animal substances. In Chinese, hua means flower,…

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When it comes to the flower industry, sustainability is a complicated question. For example, flowers imported from the fertile climate of Ecuador may have a smaller carbon footprint than flowers grown in climate-controlled greenhouses in the US. On the one hand, flowers could be considered an expensive waste of water and other natural resources. On…

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We have organized some resources to help you learn more about sustainability. Search through the list of sites below. Sustainability comes in many forms and a review of the sites below will help clear up any questions you may have. This is not an exhaustive list of sustainability resources, but what we have provided is…

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