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Homegrown, hand-spun living in the city

We’re traveling from monsoon-drenched mountains to the dry desert of Rajasthan today. The last three weeks in the hills around Dehra Dun — first volunteering at Navdanya, then quieting down my mind on a retreat — have been (mostly) a relief from Indian summer heat. The dramatic downpours have brought with them cool, comfortable breezes. …

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I’ve been making soap for almost two years, but so far have only flirted with the idea of taking the next step and making my own hair and dental care products as well. One reason is probably that our co-op sells natural body care products in bulk, so I’ve been able to buy shampoo and …

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