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Herb and Art Inspired Vlog!

Surprise!!! Today is a vlog!!!! I wanted to tell you, in person, all about my new mini eCourse the Herb Studies Workshop and give you all the details on the Still Summer Sale first hand, so I decided to make a vlog post today instead of a blog post to mix things up! I am

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Wonder Wednesday #26: Make Nature’s Kool-Aid

When I was younger I loooooved Kool-Aid. It wasn’t until college that I sadly discovered the evilness of Kool-Aid’s ingredients and gave it up. Luckily, soon after Kool-Aid and I broke up, I took a trip to Jamaica with a friend who’s father is Jamaican. They introduced me to sorrel drink. Fast forward to my twenties when I

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Fall Fun Today: 5 Easy Activities

It seems like fall is the time when everyone feels like doing fun activities from crafts to fairs to cooking to harvesting. So to celebrate all this enthusiasm, today is your go to list of ideas of fun fall activities some for home, some for school and with a little creativity for both! Enjoy!   Even

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Food Day 2014!

Food day is almost here! The Food Day celebration will be Friday 10/24. Have anything planned? Nothing yet? That is okay! There is plenty of time and I have some easy and fun ideas for you! First what is Food Day anyway? “Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies…thousands of events

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Sowing Successful Shiso! 7 Tips

So, what about sowing and growing shiso? I think it is a great idea. You should definitely put it on your list of things to grow. Perfect for home, community, and school gardens, window sills, and flower pots, shiso is a colorful way to green up your thumbs!  Sow in early spring, plant in late spring,


Playing With Fire (Ants): A Saga and Recipe

The first time I was attacked by fire ants was 20 years ago while visiting friends in Texas. We were checking out a tarantula that we discovered at the base of a telephone pole, and as if that wasn’t crazy enough, all of a sudden it felt as if my feet were literally on fire. I looked

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Herbal Euphoria!! Hello Lemon Verbena!

This year I tried my hand at growing lemon verbena and I couldn’t be happier! I highly recommend this herb for home school, and community children’s gardens across the board. I am so enthusiastic about this herb that I almost feel silly! It’s probably because the scent sends me into a daze of euphoria, really,

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10 Top Reasons to Shop at Your Local Farmers Market

August 3-9 is officially the 15th annual National Farmers Market Week – as if every week isn’t farmers market week around here! To celebrate, I have a little picture tour of some of my favorite farmers market vendors and the USDA’s Top 10 reasons to shop at farmers markets. All great reasons, no ranking needed!!

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Seed Swap: What Keeps You Easeful, Peaceful, and Useful?

Depending on where you live, you could still have a month of summer’s slow ease or you could already be gearing up setting up your classrooms and/or buying your child’s supplies. If you’re like me and my mom friends, I bet you don’t even want to think about it!!! Can’t we slow time down a