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Feria Verde has a new spot at Ciudad Colón’s Old Market
Events
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Events
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Feria Verde has a new spot at Ciudad Colón’s Old Market

The Tico Times - November 10, 2015

The beautiful scenery of the Old Market in Ciudad Colón, west of San José, is home to new edition of the Feria Verde. Every Tuesday from 3 to…

An arugula-growing farmer feeds a culinary revolution in Cuba
Cuba
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Cuba
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An arugula-growing farmer feeds a culinary revolution in Cuba

NICK MIROFF | THE WASHINGTON POST - August 22, 2015

CAIMITO, Cuba — Like all homestead stories, Fernando Funes Monzote's starts with an epic battle against harsh elements and long odds. Funes, a university-trained agronomist, settled on…

‘Free Seed Festival’ promotes empowerment and healthy living
Events
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Events
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‘Free Seed Festival’ promotes empowerment and healthy living

Sarah Blaskey and Kasey Rechter - July 22, 2015

Muddy children chased each other playfully, jumping in puddles, then darting and weaving through the crowd gathered in the Tinamastes Community Hall on Sunday during the small…

5 health-boosting ways to improve your garden’s soil
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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5 health-boosting ways to improve your garden’s soil

Ed Bernhardt - July 19, 2015

See also: Versatile superfood thrives in tropical climate There’s a lot of truth in the phrase “healthy soils create healthy people.”  In our modern world, most of…

Not a gardener? No space? Try this simple at-home salad bar
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Not a gardener? No space? Try this simple at-home salad bar

Ed Bernhardt - July 4, 2015

See also: The secret of the world's most delicious chile jar Do you live in a small home or apartment and feel you don’t have space to…

Cultivating pura vida: Cartago launches festival to promote organic agriculture
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Cultivating pura vida: Cartago launches festival to promote organic agriculture

Lindsay Fendt - May 30, 2015

Fans of organic food rejoice, Cartago will host the first-ever Cultivating Pura Vida Festival this weekend to promote organic and GMO-free produce. The event will run Saturday and Sunday…

Costa Rica increases organic produce exports to Europe
Agriculture
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Agriculture
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Costa Rica increases organic produce exports to Europe

L. Arias - May 15, 2015

Exports of organic products from Costa Rica to European Union countries in 2014 grew for the fourth consecutive year, according to reports from the Agriculture and Livestock…

Whole Foods’ responsibly grown rating system labels Costa Rican bananas grown at EARTH University as ‘Best’
Business
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Business
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Whole Foods’ responsibly grown rating system labels Costa Rican bananas grown at EARTH University as ‘Best’

L. Arias - October 30, 2014

Bananas produced at EARTH University’s commercial plantation in the Caribbean province of Limón this month were classified as “best” at Whole Foods stores in Canada and the…

Seven easy, natural pest-control recipes to debug your rainy season
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Seven easy, natural pest-control recipes to debug your rainy season

Ed Bernhardt - August 30, 2014

As the tropical rains increase in the last quarter of the year, so do the bugs - and for the gardener, that can spell trouble.  Most gardeners these…

New Saturday afternoon organic market to open in Zapote
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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New Saturday afternoon organic market to open in Zapote

The Tico Times - August 29, 2014

Love organic produce, but don't love getting up at the crack of dawn every weekend to go to the market? San José organic food lovers can add…