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Garden Planning from the Heart Take time this month to make an intentional plan for garden projects for the season. Now that the ice has melted and the mud has dried up, the growing season is upon us in full. I choose 1-2 projects per month, whether that's rebuilding a trellis or spreading mulch, and … Continue reading Intentional Farmcraft: Garden Planning from the Heart
Get your hands in the soil this summer in Southern Vermont!
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Herbal steams combat dry winter air to help decrease our bodies’ susceptibility to germs.
My herb gardens thrive on benign neglect, and one of the ways I support the plants' life cycles is by letting the kids cast seeds.
Japanese Knotweed is a perfect illustration of bioregional herbalism. This invasive plant is one of our primary defenses again Lyme infection and is a delicious, nutritious spring wild food.
Herbal medicine of different Rose species, & using Rose honey in formulas
Last spring, we planted sweetgrass in the Botanical Sanctuary, which spread out across the marsh garden!
There are so few of these trees left that are healthy enough to bloom that it’s practically unheard of to produce nuts, because they need multiple trees--but this year, they did!
Quince jelly for my babies lunches from this place’s ancestral shrubs, at the cusp of the dark turn of year. Food as medicine for perseverance, patience, hope, & thorny protection.