A Celebration of Lilacs

One of nature’s long-lived symbols of spring, lilacs bring fragrance, beauty, and nostalgia to every landscape they adorn. Beloved by bees and butterflies, a quality cover for birds and wildlife, and one of the most cherished blooms in America, the common lilac (Syringa vulgaris) embodies everything we love about sweet, old-fashioned flowers. After all, is … Continue reading A Celebration of Lilacs

Thinking About Herbalism Courses?

Perhaps you, like myself, have been on a mission to incorporate a more natural approach to your family’s wellness. You’ve revamped your homemade meals with fresh, healthy ingredients, researched holistic ways to approach common ailments, and tried using essential oils and herbs in your own health routine! No matter where you are at in your … Continue reading Thinking About Herbalism Courses?

Promising Plants for 2018

Herb Society of America: https://crookedbearcreekorganicherbs.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/pp-2018-fact-sheets.pdf Conservation and sustainable gardening Conserving the biodiversity and health of native plants and ecosystems is essential to a healthy planet.  We have a growing understanding of the complexities of ecosystems, in which each plant, the soil, insect, bird and animal life, invertebrates and other organisms, water, air, temperature, and elevation … Continue reading Promising Plants for 2018

Ideas for Space

Maybe you already know which herbs you'd like to grow. First, you need to look at the individual herb and make sure the ones you're interested in growing are suitable for your region. {The USDA Plant Data Base in the pages section can prove to be quite resourceful}. Even if you're unsure about a particular … Continue reading Ideas for Space

Fun On The Wild Side ~ INTRODUCTION TO HERBS FOR KIDS: WILDCRAFTING

Take a trip outside your door and look down! What do you see? Do you see little plants growing? Perhaps it is one single little dandelion or maybe you have found a whole area of plants growing and thriving. You won’t have to go far to find wild plants! Sometimes wild plants found around homes, … Continue reading Fun On The Wild Side ~ INTRODUCTION TO HERBS FOR KIDS: WILDCRAFTING

Our ‘Go To’ Herb: Marjoram

Not quite oregano and not quite thyme, marjoram {Origanum majorana} is one of those herbs that sit in the spice cabinet for years - decades even -  just waiting to make an appearance in some stew or stuffing where it can finally shine. Like its cousin oregano, marjoram is a member of the mint {Lamiaceae} … Continue reading Our ‘Go To’ Herb: Marjoram

What Is Clean Eating?

Clean eating is a diet concept where a person avoids refined and processed foods and those that have artificial ingredients, such as certain preservatives and additives. Instead, the goal is to eat whole, natural foods.Just as there are varying levels of vegetarianism, such as veganism, lacto-vegetarianism, and lacto-ovo-vegetarianism, a person who eats a clean diet … Continue reading What Is Clean Eating?

Could Yoga Help Treat Thyroid Problems?

Yoga is an accessible, low-impact exercise that reduces stress and supports well-being. Could yoga help treat thyroid problems?The thyroid is a small gland in the throat that secretes hormones. These hormones affect a person's metabolism, body temperature, and growth. They also affect the way a child's brain develops. When a person has a problem with … Continue reading Could Yoga Help Treat Thyroid Problems?

Weight Loss: 7 Best Foods For Weight Loss According To Research.

Research by scientists has revealed that some foods may have an impact on appetite. These could be beneficial for weight loss when incorporated into a healthful diet and lifestyle. Read on to learn more about seven foods that may be helpful for weight loss.People should buy nutrient-dense foods if they are trying to lose weight. … Continue reading Weight Loss: 7 Best Foods For Weight Loss According To Research.

How To Achieve A Healthier Happy New Year!

What can you do to ensure that 2018 will be a truly happy year? If there is anything that everyone undoubtedly wants in their life, it is that often elusive feeling of happiness. Famously, a high-profile engineer called Mo Gawdat has even come up with a kind of algorithm for happiness in his book Solve for … Continue reading How To Achieve A Healthier Happy New Year!