Betsy Andrews

Betsy Andrews

I'm a journalist, editor, and poet

Food, wine, beer, spirits and cocktails, travel, the environment, garden, home, health, poetry and the arts

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Pandora main 1000 article

Why This Woman Is Teaching Ex-Prisoners About Permaculture

She connects former inmates to nature, and the results are amazing.

Flyfish cast 1000 article

7 Surprising Health Benefits Of Fly Fishing

Turns out the second most popular outdoor activity in America is also really good for you.

Potato article

Pride of Peru

High in the Andes, an ancient harvest yields beautiful, organic potatoes—and a spectacular
method for cooking them

Neworleans mo 1579 article

New Orleans' New Groove

A decade after Hurricane Katrina,
the Crescent City has come back
more vibrant than ever, thanks to
organic growers and chefs hell-bent on building a sustainable future

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How Community Gardens Are Revitalizing Cities

In New York and beyond, these public plots are thriving in underserved neighborhoods as people work together to grow food and nurture beauty....

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The Surprising Creatures Vaccines Are Tested On

A scruffy arc of sand and trash wedged between the Belt Parkway and Jamaica Bay, Plumb Beach has been a squatter’s haven, a prospective battery, a carnival grounds, a would-be battlefield, a gay cruising spot, and a windsurfers’ hangout. But throughout the seamy history of this ragged edge of Brooklyn,...

Flowerpower 1100 article

The Next Generation Of Farmer Florists

From the hoop houses sheltering young plants to the dahlia field now knee-deep in mud, Erin Benzakein is showing me around. It is February in Washington’s Skagit Valley. Floret, the two-acre flower farm that Benzakein, 35, tends with her husband, Chris, and their kids, Jasper and Elora, is a world...

Michelin 1100 article

Where To Find The World’s Only Michelin-Starred Certified-Organic Restaurant

Chef Paolo Sari stood high on a cliffside 1,500 feet above Monte Carlo, the compact city glistening in the morning sun, the outrageously blue Mediterranean Sea stretching beyond its yacht-clogged harbor. It was the best view in the world. But Sari wasn’t impressed. “I haven’t seen an electric Ferrari yet,”...

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10 Simply Lovely Natural Wines

Springtime sipping is so much better when the wines you drink are earth-friendly....

Holidaywines 1100 article

8 Organic Holiday Wines You Totally Can Afford

Mionetto Organic Prosecco NV...

Treasurehunt1100 article

The Responsible Way To Collect Souvenirs From Nature

It is human to collect things. Yet we can go overboard. In the 1700s, Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Second Duchess of Portland, helped fund expeditions that expanded the British Empire—all to increase her collection of shells. Captain James Cook, who mapped the Pacific, dredged up specimens for her. After she died,...

Exterior 1100 article

9 Things To Look For When Booking An Organic Hotel Room

I have a confession to make: I love staying at a nice hotel. I love the elegant ambiance of the lounge and restaurant. I love the lavish accommodations, particularly because I don’t have to clean them myself. I adore room service. But more and more, I realize how much waste...

Noboozegrilling1 1100 article

3 Mocktail Recipes For Backyard Grillers

I like to have something fun to sip while I’m turning the steaks or tending the grilling cobs. All that heat just makes me thirsty. But if there’s one thing to watch out for when you’re grilling, it’s the fire. That’s why I abstain from cracking my first beer until...

Bouquet 1100 article

3 Ways To Make Organic Bouquets

Local Flowers...

Smudgingsage 885 article

How To Smudge Your Space In 4 Easy Steps

The ritual of smudging, or burning herbs such as sage, can bring lightness and clarity to any room....