Natural Mosquito Repellents and Myths What works and what doesn't when it comes to those pesky flying insects and natural mosquito repellent and mosquito deterrents? It's not just a matter of annoyance, but also health. With news flying around about...

By Carol Schleich Talk about companion planting... Last summer while attempting to fight off two invaders I learned something - just call it irony. Part of my yard seems to be a safe haven for poison ivy and unfortunately non toxic solutions...

Don't Spray Those Wild Weeds! Eat them instead!  Well, some of them! So many of the plants that we treat as pests in our lawns are both delicious and nutritious wild edible weeds. If we were on a hike and...
pomegranate shrub

The Potent Pomegranate We knew that pomegranate, Punica granatum, was delicious and nutritious. But wow! We had no idea just how powerful it is. Pomegranate seems to be a virtual miracle food and every part of the pomegranate plant has...
jerusalem artichoke flower tuber

Are you familiar with Jerusalem artichokes? Perhaps you know them as sunchokes, sunroot or earth apples? Or how about topinambour? We had to look up how to say that one. Apparently topinambour is French for Jerusalem artichoke, and is...

Foods can cause disease... or foods can cure disease. Animals in the wild tend to know innately, which foods to eat and which to avoid. They also tend to know which foods to consume to help heal. In modernity humans...

Interview with Health Coach and Herbalist Jennifer Capestany https://youtu.be/PtGBOJ6CSl4 Editor's Note: If you watch the video instead of reading the edited transcript and recipe at bottom, Jennifer said to be sure to tell you that she forgot a very important ingredient...

Easy Herbal Remedies for When You're Sick Gardeners eat healthier. It just goes hand-in-hand that anyone who gardens will be consuming some of the freshest and healthiest food on the planet on a regular basis. Many of us grow herbs...
raw turmeric

By Liz Wallis What's All the Fuss About Turmeric? If you've been hearing a lot about turmeric lately, there's good reason for that. First, some basics. Turmeric is one of the most ancient of the documented spices, in use for possibly as...
immune boosting herbs

Helpful Herbs for Immunity and When the Bug's Got You Down Each season has its share of colds and flus, with an apparent concentration of this in winter months. Indoor climates—such as schools, office buildings, and other public spaces—expose us to a greater concentrations...