What I’m Doing In The Garden This Week

This week I am prepping for the fall garden by pulling plants, adding compost and sowing seeds. The way I decide what plants to “pull” is based on a few key factors. (By pulling plants I mean cutting them at the soil level and leaving the roots to decompose feeding the soil from below.) I…

Connecting To The Seasons Through Gardening

There seems to be a pull towards slow, intentional seasonal living more now than ever. Maybe it’s because of the events that have happened over the last few years, maybe it’s because people are craving connection to the natural rhythms of nature, maybe it’s something else entirely. One of the best ways to live connected…

What You Can Start Now For Your Fall Garden

It’s mid August and our first frost date is on the horizon, roughly 50-ish days. Now is the time to get things started for a fall garden if you haven’t already. As we move closer to fall and our average first frost date the days start to get shorter and the intensity of the sun…

Garden Greens: Lettuces

There are many varieties of lettuce, from crisphead, romaine, butterhead and loose-leaf. All can be grown quite easily in containers and raised beds. My two favorite ways of growing food, especially for those with clay soil or small spaces. Leafy greens, especially lettuces are among the easiest plant foods to grow. If you are just…

Calming herbs to grow in your garden

To continue with the herb theme I am on this month, I want to talk about calming herbs you can grow in your garden. There is no doubt that we need to focus on self care and ways to help soothe our nervous system in these current times. Herbs can help and we can grow…

What Is Your Why?

What is your why?🌱🌱🌱Why do you want to grow your own food and cook from scratch? I’d love to know your reason(s).🌱🌱🌱My why encompasses a lot of things. My family, our health, the health of the planet, better nutrition, knowing the source, connection, community, resilience, building a solid foundation, supporting soil health, sharing with family…

Cool season gardening

My last post was talking about things you can do to get ready before the the last day of expected frost. Today I want to talk a little about cool season gardening and the many plants you can start/grow well before the last frost date. 🌱🌱🌱 Did you know you can start long growing plants…

National Kale Day!

Happy National Kale Day! What is your favorite kind of kale? Or your favorite way to use it? 🌱🌱🌱 #kale is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, Manganese and Copper. It’s also a very good source of vitamin B6, fiber, calcium, vitamin E and potassium. 🌱🌱🌱 When it comes to other…

GROW. COOK. NOURISH.

Since January I have spent time meditating and thinking about how to best serve you in a way that sits fully in conjunction with my heart, knowledge base, training, experience, desires, and dreams.  Last October I switched gears and relaunched with a new niche and branding. I knew I needed to pivot because I felt…