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Don’t Touch That Lavender: The Problem With Patenting Plants

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We delve into stories that inspire us—from the details behind our candles, to the facets of scents, and the people that inspire us.

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Ocean of Mystery: We Don’t Know Much About the Deep Sea, and That’s a Big Opportunity Read

This Junes, in honor of Waves, we’re diving to the deepest depths of the sea to explore the surprising — and sometimes upsetting — secrets it contains.

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Going Green — But Not the Good Kind: On Climate Change and Plant Pandemics Read

This April, in honor of Grapefruit + Yuzu, we’re investigating the relationship between human society and plant health.

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Open Up the Garden Gates: How the History of Urban Agriculture Can Help Us Bridge the Rural/Urban Divide Read

This March, in honor of Green Market, we’re exploring the long history of urban agriculture as a tool for building healthy communities and environments.

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Au Naturel: How Humans Separated Themselves From Nature — and Why It’s Time to Reconsider Read

This March, in the rustic spirit of Wood Cabin, we’re looking at how the cognitive divide between human society and the natural world came to be.

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We Are Family: The Promise and Peril of Taxonomy Read

This month we look the man who gives the magnolia tree its name, Pierre Magnol, and the rewards — and risks — of scientific classification.

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The Ignite Series 2020: New Year, New Ignite, New Subscriber Art Read

We delve into the Ignite Series 2020 inspiration; a look at the ways we are connected to the world around us through our work at Keap.

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Part to Whole: The Holistic Philosophies That Encourage Us to See the Universe in a Unifying Light Read

This month we meditate on holism, a broad philosophy that views the cosmos as a system of interconnected and interacting parts.

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Festive Figures: The Spiritual Significance of Evergreens from Christmas to the National Park System Read

We examine how evergreen trees have shaped the Yuletide season — and the formation of the U.S. National Park System.

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