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Earth Day Events Featured in April 2023 Edition

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Hello and welcome to our April edition. The celebration
of spring is an uplifting time for it’s animal
babies, new growth and blooming flowers. Enjoy
every minute of this short season. Celebrate Central
Florida Earth Day’s 18th annual festival at Lake Eola
on the 22nd. See our back cover for details. The
following Saturday is Earth Fest ’23 at Lake Concord
Park in Casselberry. The ad on page 15 has all the
info about this event. Both are family friendly and
draw from all over Central Florida.
Achieving sustainable sources of healthy food is
the focus of our main feature, “A New Dawn On The
Farm Front.” Learn about the challenges to stepping away from industrialized agriculture.
The Regenerative Organic Alliance (ROC) standard helps consumers make informed
choices about their food purchases. Its three pillars, soil health, animal welfare and
social fairness, are designed to ameliorate the problems associated with conventional
agriculture. ROC members include Rodale Institute, Dr. Bronner’s and Patagonia. Farming
techniques proposed by the ROC are designed to rebuild soil with a variety of standards
including crop rotation, cover crops, no tillage, no GMO seeds and no synthetic inputs of
any kind. Jeff Moyer, the CEO of Rodale Institute, which champions regenerative organic
agriculture is interviewed in Wise Words. Moyer is hopeful about the future of agriculture
and its ability to produce the amount of food needed worldwide.
Spring is the season when many begin exercise routines or increase their workouts to get
ready for beach season. Repairing muscles after exercise with a solid-muscle recovery
plan uses techniques including earthing, hydration, diet, massage and contrast therapy.
See our Fit Body article on page 26 for details.
I encourage you to take a break from your mobile devices and immerse in nature this
month. We’re preparing a fantastic May edition, focused on women’s health, with a live,
online event featuring the Top Women in Wellness.