Inspirational Monday ~ Important Reads for Your Natural Health

5 Wellness Books to Read this Fall This shortlist of great reads came from a larger reading list recommended by the experts at the American College of Health Sciences. I regularly participate in ACHS continuing education courses and webinars and borrow the books they recommend from our local library. Here are my 5 favorite wellness books which I had a…

Inspirational Monday ~ Mini-Farm Your Front Lawn

I woke up this morning to a great post written and illustrated by two women, Jennifer Luxton and Erin Sagen, titled Comic: Why You Should Turn Your Yard Into a Mini-Farm. Take the time to read it and get inspired to do things differently. They wrote this article for YES! Magazine to incite people to ditch…

Urban Garden Harvest ~ Early June

It is early June and here are some of the delicious vegetables coming out of our urban garden. Our first harvest included Cherry Belle Radishes, lettuce, spinach and all kinds of herbs including dill, cilantro, parsley, lemon balm, bergamot, lemon verbena, marjoram, thyme, oregano, holy basil, and rosemary. The kids enjoyed harvesting the radishes, big…

Healing Herbs ~ Lemon Verbena

This is one of my favorite herbs in the garden. Although it is trickier to grow in colder climates, this herb is well worth a try if only for its spellbinding lemon-scent. Lemon verbena grew originally in Chile and was first brought to Europe in the 18th century by the Spanish for its perfume. I…

Healing Herbs ~ Hyssop for the Garden

“Treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.” Ancient Native Proverb   As I write about the different herbs in our garden, my hope is that I…

Inspirational Tuesday ~ Sage & Sage Tea

  All plants are our brothers and sisters. They talk to us and if we listen, we can hear them. — Arapaho Proverb This year, we planted many herbs in our garden. In fact, last count was 26. My familiarity with herbs is mostly culinary and limited to basil, chives, marjoram, oregano, cilantro and parsley….

Growing Urban ~ Raised Garden Beds are Ready

Where we live, a shovel going into the soil does not make it far. The clang of rocks and a sudden stop don’t make the ground a hospitable place for growing food without much augmentation and work to get the soil conditions right. I am not the patient type. RELATED: Read more about our Urban…