Free Saturday classes begin today!

Nourish Boston is excited to be a part of the Dorchester Community Food Co-op’s free education program, which kicks off today, Saturday September 21st! The classes this weekend have a fitness focus, and our friends at Earthseed Yoga will begin with an outdoor hatha yoga class starting at 11 AM. All levels are welcome. Next […]

Is Boston Ready for Curbside Compost?

As reported by the local Metro newspaper, Boston could soon be joining the ranks of about 90 other progressive cities across the United States by instituting a city-wide curbside compost pick up program. According to a report from NPR, Seattle, Washington was the first city to require all households to compost food waste in April […]

New Study on Nature and Human Health

A recent study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research offers an interesting critique of existing research on the health benefits associated with spending time in nature. The authors do not discount the connections that have been made so far, but rather they attempt to identify potential gaps in the current body of research […]

Making the Work Day Healthy

Many of us spend our days seated at computer screens from 9 – 5 working hard mentally, of course, but leaving our bodies idle. Add to that a traditional cubicle office arrangement, and we are also hidden from the sun. A recent study released last year by the University of Leicester and Loughborough University confirmed […]

TED Talk Collection

Looking for inspiration and new ideas?  TED is a great place to start.  TED is a nonprofit that brings people from the Technology, Entertainment, and Design realms together to speak, present, and share idea.  Experts, authors, scientists, and artists present their passions at conferences and events every year around the world, but TED also shares […]

Are Children Getting Enough Exercise?

NPR is currently reporting the results of a recent poll conducted in conjunction with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health in a series called On the Run: How Families Struggle to Eat Well and Exercise. The survey focuses on the childhood obesity epidemic and the combination of factors determined […]

Amazon Rainforest Census

In an effort to create and support more effective conservation policies, Brazil recently announced its plan to conduct a large scale census of the Amazon Rainforest, called the National Forest Inventory. Scientists and policy makers need accurate data about the rainforest ecosystem in order to assess its health and address its specific needs. As the […]