Letter From the Publisher
In July our Gulf Coast Bay Area is home to exciting weather patterns and seriously tropical heat. I love this season in Tampa Bay; longer days and more chance to chill out in the evening, playing in the backyard, and on the beach.
It’s time for tropical winds and air fronts to blow through our community moving typically mountainous cloud formations through the sky. It’s an exciting time.
This month, celebrations recognize the 4th of July anniversary of our nation’s Declaration of Independence. Considering the historical significance of that brave date, happy festivities break out across the bay. Images of picnic blankets, fireworks, beach excursions and cold drinks fill the air. Hopefully, this includes heartfelt reflections on our nation-as-community as well. Who knows what wonderful healing is possible?
This July issue brims with empowering news and views from the natural healing community here, and beyond. Writer, dietician and food sleuth Melinda Hemmelgarn offers remarkable insight in “Organic Farmers: Growing America’s Health” (on page 28). This refreshing read reveals movements promoting production of foods rich in vital nutritional elements. Solutions are out there, happening.
On page 42 writer Randy Kambic shares an insightful interview with noted author and distinguished professor of Earth sciences Gary Griggs. As we in the Bay Area know well, a healthy perspective on coastal health is needed, makes sense, and is vitally important. This article offers important insight in that respect.
As always, open your heart and mind and read on,