Some would say our body is the vessel of our soul. Organic gardening honors our bodies and renews our spirits through an intimacy with nature and the cycle of life. Our gardens nurture us with a healthy diet of clean, nutritious foods. Fresh flowers and flavors feed our soul with profound beauty and taste. Fresh air, sunshine and exercise invigorate us — mind, body and spirit. Our gardens become a place of reflection and renewal. "Organic Body" explores ways in which the experience of the organic garden can translate into living balanced and harmonious lives.

Eco Eating

Vital Creations: An Organic Life Experience
Preparing food with a deep connection to the Earth allows our channel to open that much more. When we bring this truth and balance into the kitchen, because the kitchen is the heart of the home, it ripples throughout all we do, feel and think. Passion is fully expressing ourselves through our work. When the fire of passion ignites inside of us, work transforms now into purpose and we are ready to walk in truth.

Stoney Creek Restaurant and Bar, Tivoli, New York
The seasonal menu offers the best from local organic farms and the food is transformed with New York City sophistication at country prices.

Natural Gourmet Cookery School, New York, New York
Chef's training and public classes offered with an emphasis on whole, natural and organic foods.

Eco Spas and Travels

Golden Door, Southern California
In a hidden valley surrounded by sun-soaked hills, its organic garden almost vibrating with growth as vegetables and fruits ripen for the day's meals, the Golden Door fitness spa enters the new millennium as fresh and innovative as the year it opened.

Rancho La Puerta
Where the fitness revolution began in 1940, Rancho La Puerta is the first holistic spa in the U.S. With six acres of rolling meadows, the principles of organic gardening pervade as guests are invited to weed, dig, transplant, and harvest, experiencing the ancient rhythms of abundance and renewal.

The International Ecotourism Society (TIES)
TIES defines ecotourism as "responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and sustains the well-being of local people."

Gardens

Butchart Gardens, Victoria, BC
Fifty-five acres of wonderful floral display, offering spectacular views as you stroll along meandering paths and expansive lawns. In 1904, Jennie Butchart began to beautify a worked-out quarry site left behind from her husband's pioneering efforts.

Lotusland Santa Barbara, California

Bellingrath Gardens and Home Theodore, Alabama

Filoli South of San Francisco, California

Stonecrop Gardens Cold Spring, New York

Kingwood Center Mansfield, Ohio

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Austin, Texas

Garden in the Woods The New England Wild Flower Society, Framingham, Massachusetts

McLaughlin Gardens South Paris, Maine

Lakewold Gardens Lakewood, Washington

Longwood Gardens Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Longue Vue House and Gardens New Orleans, Louisiana

The Jewel Box St. Louis, Missouri

Dumbarton Oaks Washington, D.C.

Links

Natural Home Magazine
Natural Home offers today's health-conscious, environmentally concerned homeowners the information they need to practice earth-inspired living. Since their first issue in May 1999, Natural Home has brought together the best in home design, earth-friendly décor and natural living. Our bimonthly magazine and dynamic website feature sustainable, healthy homes, decorating tips, and the latest green products and services.

Vitamins and Nutrition Center
At the non-profit Vitamins and Nutrition Center you can find hundreds of articles with information about vitamins and nutrition, including research, articles on vitamins and common vitamin profiles.