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A chance to join a social entrepreneurship and yoga retreat in the Himalayas (cool thing no. 53)


The Himalayas are a place where it looks and feels like the earth is meeting the sky. Yogis have been drawn here for millennia for the clarity life in these mountains brings.
My friend Esha Chhabra writes about sustainability and social enterprises for The Guardian, Forbes magazine and the New York Times. She has traveled the globe doing so. In the Himalayas, she found women’s groups that she says, “produce skin-loving ingredients on their farms.” She has decided to build her own mission-driven small enterprise to support these women’s groups and is developing a natural skincare company called Alaya.
Read on to find out how you can join Chhabra on an upcoming trip to the source of her inspiration where you’ll learn about social entrepreneurship and do yoga with Himalayan nature as your backdrop.

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@InnisfailGrower #EdgarFarms cancels #Alberta Asparagus Festival for 2015

Edgar Farms of Innisfail Growers

Edgar Farms of Innisfail Growers

I woke up to find a message from my friend Elna Edgar of Edgar Farms in Innisfail today. She asked if I would share the news that they’ve had to cancel their annual Asparagus Festival which was to be held on May 31, June 7 and 14.

I’m sad for my friends. They’re passionate farmers and they love to share that passion for all they do with visitors to their farm.

I hope you will support them more than ever this year. Read about one of my visits to Innisfail Growers, visit their stall at the Calgary Farmers’ Market, participate in their annual Country Drive or Open Farm Days and let them know we’ll all be waiting to celebrate a bumper crop of asparagus next year.

Sometimes having to wait a bit for something we love helps us all the more to savour it all.
Read on for the full press release.
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