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Dandelion Empowerment Balm

Dandelions greet us in the spring with their showy, bright, yellow flowers. And yet sadly disdained at their arrival by many. Dandelions aren’t neat or controlled. They go where they want, traverse difficult terrain, rooting even between rocks only to breath forth its golden rays of hope and strength.Imagine then encountering the spirit of the […]

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Burdock “Drawing from the Depths’

Many of you may already be familiar with Burdock, the plant whose leaves remind one of rhubarb, the plant that grows a tall stalk its second year with purple flowers that turn to burrs and cling to everything! Several years ago during an herbal intensive class, the teacher asked us to go and sit with […]

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No Dig Garden Experiment

Really? A no dig garden? Yes! I first read about the possibility in a wonderful book titled Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture by Toby Hemenway. Actually, if truth were known, I wanted a way to garden into old age. One of the key concepts that struck me about the no dig garden was […]

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Hops

Hops prefers moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade with a preference for full sun. However, hops is a vigorous grower that does well under most conditions. I find it pretty drought resistant. However, the vines will produce fewer and smaller strobiles with drought conditions. It is a perennial that I cut back […]

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Making a Worm Compost Bin

Equipment Needed Two Rubbermaid ‘Roughneck’ opaque storage bins:  14 gal/53L (24 x 16 x12.5 in) Hand drill & two drill bits size 5/64” & 3/16” ½ strips of newspaper (avoid machine shredded paper & glossy coated colored advertisements) A couple whole newspaper sheets Small amount of soil Redworms, Eisenia fetida (not earthworms or night crawlers) […]

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