Hugelkultur Gardening

Hugelkultur Gardening

Victory gardening seems to be on the upswing as people turn their attention to growing food. I’m a big fan of hugelkultur guilds. This type of gardening is super easy and brings high yields!

Hugelkultur is German for “hill culture.” Hugelkultur employs nontoxic and noninvasive logs and branches, fallen leaves, grass clippings, straw, cardboard, food waste, dead things the cat brings in, spent grains from the local brewery, seaweed, manure from chickens, rabbits, horses, etc., compost, whatever biomass is available, ...

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Autumn Apothecary

The days are cooler and the nights are longer. It’s not all boots, scarves, incense, and pumpkin spice! Fill your herbal toolbelt with easy to make – and take – herbal remedies that ease cold and flu symptoms, kill viruses, and generally help our loved ones feel warm and cozy!

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Pumpkin Spice Recipes!

It’s harvest time again! That means cool nights, warm sunny days. It means brilliantly colored leaves that float to the ground. Spooky fog that lingers through morning and drifts over the land in the evening. Flannel everything and boots are brought out and shined up for the occasion. Pumpkins are selected and carved. Apples are being pressed. Oh the smells and feels of pumpkin spice season!

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Plant Medicine Made Easy

 

 

While you can find as many ways to make herbal medicine as there are blogs on the internet, the following is a short plant medicine making tutorial based on my more than 30 years of making herbal remedies.

Herbal remedies. It’s important to know how to make the basics and to have many options to accommodate preferences. How can we support a person with plants if they won’t or can’t take alcohol tinctures, don’t like the taste of teas, or think that ...

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The Truth About Elderberries

Elderberries are powerful medicine to have on hand, and there is so much controversy surrounding this plant. To heat or not to heat? Are elderberries poisonous? Those are the questions for which I do my best to give thoughtful and well researched answers.

 

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Victory Garden Herbs

 

Spring is (finally) in the air here in the PNW; buds are popping open, and plants are emerging. The herbs in my garden are arising healthy and rarin’ to go after a cold winter’s sleep under mineral rich rotting leaves. It seems that everyone has spring fever!

Lately I’ve been talking with a lot of ...

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