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Songs For The Blue Marble

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By Robert Laurence Donna Stjerna has written, oh, seven hundred songs. More or less. Love songs, gift songs, Ozark songs, tree songs, therapy songs, heirloom songs, peace songs, justice songs. And more and more these days, environmental and ecological songs. “Deep ecology,” she calls it. She sings alone and, for seventeen years, as part of…

Spreading The Ancient Art Of Fiber Work

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By Terrah Baker Have you ever stopped and wondered how each shirt and pair of pants in your overstuffed closet was made? What if, like all generations before the industrial revolution, you had to make each, individual item? It would make sense then why people in the 1800s and early 1900s on average had only…

Leave the Leaves

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Making Ripples Q&A: Do you have a question about sustainable living? We’d like to help! Ripples strives to be a community of collaborative learners who care about making a difference and sharing knowledge to enhance our ability to walk lightly on the planet. We want to know what you’re interested in learning more about. Send…

Bottle Rocket Gallery Brings Controversial Art To NWA

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  By Terrah Baker Local artists Kat Wilson and Sarah Leflar were inspired by the small studio that stands in front of Leflar’s home on the outskirts of Fayetteville. Quaint and well-lit, with historical significance, they saw the studio hosting controversial traveling and local artists that could not be seen anywhere else in Northwest Arkansas….

Graffiti Gets Covered Up, Prevented With Murals

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  By Terrah Baker Graffiti plagues many large cites with bad language, scenes and reminders of violence with signatures of gang members and their turf. Well, Corporal Daniel Montgomery — the Fayetteville police officer in charge of removing graffiti — said Fayetteville has a similar problem, and now they’re using organized art as their tool…

Farm Owner Offers Fellow Veterans Opportunity To Heal, Earn Living Wage

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  “One of the things we’ve seen is [Veterans Affairs] absolutely can not handle the needs of veterans and guys coming back….but the guys coming back now have an opportunity to be healed and not let this war define them.” — Terrell “Spence” Spencer, owner of Across the Creek Farm in West Fork and U.S….