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Amazing facts about Russian tea

Since ancient times, our ancestors have mastered the method of manufacturing a healing, lovely flavored drink from fermented Willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium) named "Ivan-Chai" or just, Russian tea.

The Russian name "Ivan-Chai" was supposedly coined by foreigners following its export to England and other European countries: "Ivan" is a traditional Russian name, while "Chai" means tea, a word of Indian origin. There was a time when Ivan-Chai was the second most-exported Russian…

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Added by Yuri Smirnov on November 14, 2017 at 11:34pm — No Comments

How to ask the Dolmen-spirit for guidance

Dolmen of Russia... These ancient stones spread on the wide territory along the Black sea are said to be Keepers of Feelings and Wisdom of our Pristine Origins. Some people come to dolmens as sacred places for pilgrimage. Making a conscious pilgrimage can cause profound changes in yourself and fill you with energy to reach a new level of…

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Added by Yuri Smirnov on October 30, 2017 at 11:51pm — No Comments

Connecting with our Higher Self

How to connect with our Higher Self:

Please read next blog post by my friend Regina Jensen:…

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Added by Yuri Smirnov on October 30, 2017 at 1:34am — No Comments

Harmonious homes that heal people & planet

My dear friends,

In a couple of days my Russian friend, Alosha Lynov, we will be starting his complimentary Natural Building and Intentional Community webinar

Alosha will cover the following topics, when it comes to living in harmony with Natural law and each other.

* Integrate Solar Passive Design so you can warm and cool your home using sun and wind.

* How to avoid harmful earth and man made…

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Added by Yuri Smirnov on October 27, 2017 at 2:26am — No Comments

6 reasons to choose Heirloom Seeds from Russian Family Homesteads

Dear friends,

Here are 6 reasons to choose Heirloom Seeds from Russian Family Homesteads: http://ecominded.net/heirloom-seeds.html

1. Exceptional taste. For me it's a taste of my childhood, when I picked vegetables right from the my vege-bed in my grandma's garden.

2. Heirloom vegetables are much more nutritious than hybrids.

3. Heirloom vegetables are open-pollinated, which means you can save your own seeds to…

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Added by Yuri Smirnov on October 6, 2017 at 3:00am — No Comments

Heirloom organic seeds from Russia - place an order

A good notice for organic gardeners, permaculture enthusiasts and homesteaders: we have more then 200 varieties of heirloom organic seeds produced in Russian family homesteads. Please feel free to browse them here: http://ecominded.net/heirloom-seeds.html - place an order and share with friends! )))…

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Added by Yuri Smirnov on September 13, 2017 at 5:53am — No Comments

Start Your Dropshipping Business with Eco-Minded Club

My dear friends,

We have just launched an affiliate program integrated with our Eco-Minded shop. Please feel free to join it and earn 10 to 50 % commission on sales of all eco-friendly products produced in Russian family homesteads. For details please check this page: http://ecominded.net/affiliate/affiliate-program.html…

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Added by Yuri Smirnov on September 5, 2017 at 4:30am — No Comments

Application of wooden press-barrels to make organic cold-pressed oils

My dear friends, I created this video for those who like to make organic cold-pressed seed/nut oils themselves. Please share with friends and feel free to order wooden press-barrel directly from the Russian craft master:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aref_YdTR4M…

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Added by Yuri Smirnov on August 28, 2017 at 9:57pm — No Comments

Be water-wise - learn how now

My dear friends,

I thought you might be interested in this Abundance of Water Garden & Home eco webinar, created by my friend Alosha, which is starting online next week - for free: …

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Added by Yuri Smirnov on July 1, 2017 at 3:01am — No Comments

Connected Living with Dr. Regina Jensen

I hope this is a good moment to introduce you a new blog by my dearest friend Dr. Regina Jensen!

Regina's video-introduction: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iQUc0KE9Ts



At a time like this it is essential that we have a forum to support each other and exchange information and call it Connected Living because that best…

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Added by Yuri Smirnov on June 24, 2017 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Welcome to Vedic Russia!

My dear friends!  

January is a good time to make up your plans for the year. ) 

We invite you to Vedic Russia Ethno & Eco spiritual Tour/Retreat. Come and see the wonders of Vedic Russia, mysterious dolmens and unique Tekos school, join Vedic Russia festivals and gatherings and explore eco life-style of Russian off-the-grid family homesteads (Kin's domains) that have rightly been called the national idea of Russia ! 

A…

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Added by Yuri Smirnov on January 4, 2017 at 5:17am — No Comments

Former Tekos school teacher presents holistic education seminars

Dear friends, If you like holistic education and admire famous Tekos school (Krasnodar region of Russia) you would probably like to know what do the graduates and teachers do when they left Tekos school.

Meet Anna Pavlova! - till the recent time - one of the school's top persons and also former Tekos school educator, teacher, educattion courses developer, administrator and head of the International department. Recently Anna has started a project called "Plenitude of the World" and is…

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Added by Yuri Smirnov on October 25, 2016 at 5:51am — No Comments

The Spirit of the Patriarch dolmen

Caucasus dolmens are considered to be places of power and amongst more than 3000 dolmens spread along the Black sea shore there are a few that are famous for their great energy which almost any person can feel. One of this dolmens is located close to Pshada village and is proudly named by the people "The Patriarch". Thousands of people visit this dolmen every year as they believe that this dolmen may help your wish to come true. And many of them come again next year to express their true…

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Added by Yuri Smirnov on October 20, 2016 at 2:55am — No Comments

Heirloom seeds of the new harvest!

Good news for organic gardeners! )

Heirloom seeds from Russian organic gardeners has just been sorted out and is now available for sale.

Please check the updated list of organic seeds here: http://ecominded.net/news/the-complete-list-of-seeds.html

Also please feel free to browse more than 210 heirloom seed variaties from our…

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Added by Yuri Smirnov on October 10, 2016 at 6:27am — No Comments

Go organic!

Dear friends,

Please check organic and eco-friendly products from Russian family estates (Kins domains) - http://ecominded.net (Kins domains is a national idea of Russia)……

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Added by Yuri Smirnov on July 23, 2016 at 8:43am — No Comments

Recent pictures from vedic Russia retreat, July 2016

My dear friends,

Sharing the recent pictures from Vedic Russia retreat, July 2016:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/spaceoflove/albums/72157670056574610…

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Added by Yuri Smirnov on July 16, 2016 at 1:28am — No Comments

Discount offer and new products on Eco-Minded site

My dear friends,
Since the launch of Eco-Minded site in November 2015 we greatly improved the accessibility of the site and brought the number of products up to 346 in 12 different categories. Below are a few exciting moments we want to draw your attention to.
 
1.…
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Added by Yuri Smirnov on May 31, 2016 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Marvellous hand made crafts from Russia

People say that the best gifts come from the heart. Take a look at these…

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Added by Yuri Smirnov on May 6, 2016 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Important news for eco-minded people

My dear friends,

The news below relate to the people who care about the Earth's and Man's ecology, so I thought they might be interesting to you.



1. For natural healing followers we have just launched a new product line: Honey bee products - bee pollen, propolis, bee bread, comb cappings, royal jelly, etc.: http://ecominded.net/honey-bee-products.html

2. For organiс gardeners we present Bio fertilizer Baikal EM1…

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Added by Yuri Smirnov on April 20, 2016 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Amazing ploskorez from Russia

My dear friends!…

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Added by Yuri Smirnov on April 16, 2016 at 3:44am — 1 Comment

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Amazing facts about Russian tea

Since ancient times, our ancestors have mastered the method of manufacturing a healing, lovely flavored drink from fermented Willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium) named "Ivan-Chai" or just, Russian tea.The Russian name "Ivan-Chai" was supposedly…See More
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Harmonious homes that heal people & planet

My dear friends,In a couple of days my Russian friend, Alosha Lynov, we will be starting his complimentary Natural Building and Intentional Community webinar. Alosha will cover…See More
Oct 27
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Ginseng seeds from Russia

Used in alternative medicine for thousands of years ginseng has become one of the most popular herbal remedies in the world today. And one of the most expensive too.Growing your own ginseng from seeds may be a good option.It takes time but the…
Oct 15
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6 reasons to choose Heirloom Seeds from Russian Family Homesteads

Dear friends, Here are 6 reasons to choose Heirloom Seeds from Russian Family Homesteads: http://ecominded.net/heirloom-seeds.html1. Exceptional taste. For me it's a taste of my childhood, when…See More
Oct 6
Yuri Smirnov posted a blog post

Heirloom organic seeds from Russia - place an order

A good notice for organic gardeners, permaculture enthusiasts and homesteaders: we have more then 200 varieties of heirloom organic seeds produced in Russian family homesteads. Please feel free to browse them here: …See More
Sep 13
Yuri Smirnov posted a blog post

Start Your Dropshipping Business with Eco-Minded Club

My dear friends, We have just launched an affiliate program integrated with our Eco-Minded shop. Please feel free to join it and earn 10 to 50 % commission on sales of all eco-friendly products produced in Russian family homesteads. For details…See More
Sep 5

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Earth Day 2017 Regenerative Design Institute

I can not think of a better way to spend earth day! I got to go to a all day Permaculture class thanks to my good friend Alexa! We got to explore one of my favorite subjects ever! Social Permaculture, the invisible structures of community(and many other awesome subjects). Big shout out to Ryan Rising […]

A Windspirit Life – A Cob Oven Project

The music is blaring, the laughs are abundant, and the Cobb cha cha is in full effect! There is nothing like the feeling of a group of neighbors coming together to co-create something that will benefit the land and its people. Have you ever heard that term “It takes a village”? I truly believe this […]

Apollo Mission Report: Windspirit Landing

We received Apollo Mission Report ‘Windspirit Landing’ video broadcast today on the Pisces Solar Eclipse.  It appears life in parallel Earth worlds is thriving and abundant! “Hello Green Fire Members! I have not posted in quite some time for many reasons. Mainly because here at Windspirit where I have been inhabiting for the past month […]

2-22 Green Fire Story

2-22-2002 was a very special day for Green Fire EcoMinistry.  It was 222 days after 9/11 and the whole world was plunged into the age of terrorism…but in a quiet desert oasis community called Windspirit the founder of Green Fire was immersed in a parallel world it seemed. Green Fire organizes and operates on the […]

Apollo Mission Launch Stage 2 Green Fire Burning…..

Apollo is officially launching for his West Coast Sustainability Tour in the morning from this posts writing…. here is a video that he produced to kick the tour off…

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