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Garden Planning

Garden Planning: everyone's favorite Winter activity. Having a mixed garden can be very beneficial for both the family and the environment. Learn important reasons for having plant variety in your garden: culinary, medicinal, floral, pollinator friendly, etc. Find trusted sources for seeds, live plants, and planting supplies.

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The Onion that Saved my Life

Learn about the powers of the Onion! Read how pungent and aromatic flavors can benefit the body. Common foods such as Onion and Garlic can be very potent if eaten in the right quantity. Follow Aaron's journey and see how this everyday food item became an unexpected health benefit!

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A visionary journey...

Recently, I led a vision board workshop for a small group.  Some of the participants were friends, some were family.  We gathered around a table, creating a powerful circular space.  I spoke to the group, not as a workshop leader, but as an explorer, leading an expedition, where the important thing is the journey, not the destination. We sat, surrounded by plants and art, not really knowing where it would lead.  For the next hour, the explorers pulled inspiration from the objects around them - sometimes words, or images, or flower petals, or sketches.  As we did this, some were thoughtful, others laughed and teased, and others were stopped, each proceeding on their own personal path. I was lucky enough...

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Herbalist Interview - Mo Horner

We have interviewed our practicing herbalist, Ramona Horner. Mo answers the most commonly asked questions she encounters when assessing new clients. Questions like: will herbs interact with my current medications? What is the recommended dosage for herbal extracts? Why should I see an herbalist? How do I use an herbal extract?

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What the heck is a seasonal cleanse?

You might be like me.  I had heard enough about cleansing to know that I might benefit.  However, I was still confused.  There are many types of cleanses available, just google away in your spare time.  Liver cleanse, colon cleanse, detox, colonics… are they all the same?  I was very confused by these terms before I began to study herbalism.  My first cleanse (prescribed by an MD) was very restrictive, with only certain types of food allowed, along with various supplements, the best part was a cool calendar that I used as a journal of my experience.  While I was initially intrigued, the whole process exhausted me – I felt good for a period of time, but it wasn’t life-changing...

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