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Getting Back to Beautiful Basics with Prunella Soap and Janell Anderson

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Prunella Soap is an organic and vegan soap that smells nice and is good for your skin and the environment.  Janelle Anderson handcrafts all the soap herself, adapting her recipes from the traditional method of making soap from lye and animal fat. Instead of animal fats, Janell uses vegetable oils such as olive and coconut oil, along with lye, essential …

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Peter Gold Shares the Healing Energy of Massage

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Peter Gold, voted best of Portland for 2014 in The Portland Monthly Magazine, practices massage to help his clients relax and feel better in their bodies.  Using his daily Qigong practice as the foundation for his massage practice, Peter translates the energy cultivated through Qigong into a healing massage in tune with what energy the body needs. Peter incorporates a variety …

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Stacey Givens: Urban Farmer Who Nurtures Community at The Side Yard Farm and Kitchen

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Stacey Givens is simply an inspiration. Through The Side Yard Farm and Kitchen, Stacey has channeled her passion and creativity in the kitchen into something that is so much more than a sustainable urban farm. The Side Yard Farm also contributes to the community with its kids camps and workshops, while the nomadic kitchen offers up truly one-of-a-kind “seed to …

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For the Love of Aprons: Erika Kelly and Portland Apron Company

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Love is an ingredient of every apron made by Erika Kelly and Portland Apron Company. Erika is following her faith in herself and expressing her personality in every apron she designs. She is the proof that doing what you love often leads to success.  Erika’s Aprons:   Erika personally designs and sews beautiful, yet useful aprons for work or for home. …