Newsletter - June 23, 2021

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Video: Wheatgrass in Your Kitchen; Parsley, Lettuce and Kale in Your Backyard

Dear brothers and sisters,

We invite you to join us as we show how to enliven your kitchen with wheat grass and Tibetan barley grass. We then start your backyard garden for autumn and winter beginning with Grandpa Admire’s lettuce and ending with Early Purple Kohlrabi. It is a celebration of your ascendancy in these troubled times. You will come through - your Victory Garden proves it. You will  renew, re-generate and redeem this land and bring about the "new birth of freedom “ that Abraham Lincoln prophesied.

Jesse Schwartz PhD
Living Tree Community Foods

Video: Seeds for June || What Vegetables to Get Started in June to Keep the Garden Producing By Jessie at Plot 37

Opportunities at Living Tree Community Foods

Sales Manager - We are seeking a sales manager; ideally with 3-5 years of experience in the food industry. Perfect for someone in empathy with alive, organic foods.

Internship - If you are contemplating a career in the organic food industry, why not begin with an internship. Work side by side with us in sales and marketing. We also offer hands-on experience in making nut butters, oils and chocolates.

For more information, write to us and send a resume to

Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Cake

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Fluffy, decadent, and delicious, this chocolate cake will melt in your mouth!


  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 1 cup Unbleached White Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder*, *If using Dutch process cocoa, use 1/2 tsp less baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Organic Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Walnut Oil
  • 1 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 cup Vanilla Soymilk
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tsp Balsamic or Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Almond Extract

Contest: Let’s Rejoice in Your Victory Garden! Take Us on a Tour!

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Brothers and sisters,

We invite you to take us on a tour of your springtime Victory Garden.

Walk with us down the rows of broccoli, kale, chard lettuce, sweet corn and tomatoes. Go ahead, give us a  tour! Put it together in a video.  We'll include in our newsletter.

We will award a Gift Card for $300 for the most emphatic submission.

Send the video or a link to it here

Contest ends on June 30th.

New! Items For June

California Heritage Extra Virgin Olive Oil

It's back! We are delighted to be offering it to you again.

Living Tree Community Foods California Heritage Olive Oil is rich in antioxidants. We invite you to rejoice in its robust, sharp flavor. Experience how its pungency enhances the flavors of food.

Our California Heritage Olive Oil has a high available biophenol content: 605 ppm (parts per million) compared with 222 ppm for most extra virgin olive oils. In other words, its biophenol content is 2.7 times the average. Very high phenolic content and excellent stability should provide long shelf life of over a year as well as beneficial health value. This olive oil has, along with its bitterness and pungency, mineral and green vegetable organoleptic characteristics.

Tibetan Black Barley - Alive & Organic

Living Tree Community Foods Raw Organic Tibetan Black Barley is provided by Oregon Grain & Bean, with this crop grown on an organic farm in Idaho. Tibetan Black Barley, with its bran intact, retains its firm, plump texture during cooking, making it perfect in soups, stuffings and stews. It’s also great when mixed with other grains due to its somewhat chewy, contrasting texture.

June Victory Garden Sale

10% off this month’s featured items (Remember, if you buy 3 or more of any Living Tree manufactured product, you get an additional 10% off!)
Walnut Butter - Alive and Organic

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Walnut Butter is created in Berkeley, California from raw organic walnuts grown by American family farmers. We make it by slicing raw walnuts into a luxurious spread then seasoning it with a little Royal Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt. Try it on apple slices or carrot sticks, with some raisins and honey drizzled on top.

Black Sesame Tahini – Alive and Organic

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Black Sesame Tahini is created in Berkeley, California from alive, raw organic black sesame seeds grown by family farmers. We make it by slicing raw black sesame seeds into a luxurious spread then adding organic black sesame oil. An excellent source of calcium.

Brazil Nuts (Whole) – Alive, Wildcrafted & Organic

Living Tree Community Foods raw, alive and organic Brazil nuts are grown in the forests of Amazonia. They are gathered by native people. Brazil nuts are rich and creamy, with a similar texture to coconut.

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature by Natalie Wolchover

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(Wired) In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State University, eager to talk to a physics professor there named Murat Günaydin. Furey had figured out how to build on a finding of Günaydin’s from 40 years earlier—a largely forgotten result that supported a powerful suspicion about fundamental physics and its relationship to pure math.

The suspicion, harbored by many physicists and mathematicians over the decades but rarely actively pursued, is that the peculiar panoply of forces and particles that comprise reality spring logically from the properties of eight-dimensional numbers called “octonions.”

As numbers go, the familiar real numbers—those found on the number line, like 1, π and -83.777—just get things started. Real numbers can be paired up in a particular way to form “complex numbers,” first studied in 16th-century Italy, that behave like coordinates on a 2-D plane. Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing is like translating and rotating positions around the plane. Complex numbers, suitably paired, form 4-D “quaternions,” discovered in 1843 by the Irish mathematician William Rowan Hamilton, who on the spot ecstatically chiseled the formula into Dublin’s Broome Bridge. John Graves, a lawyer friend of Hamilton’s, subsequently showed that pairs of quaternions make octonions: numbers that define coordinates in an abstract 8-D space.

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