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There is a garden nestled among the trees of Sequim, WA, that has gained worldwide attention through an internet documentary called Back to Eden. The documentary stars a humble, but revolutionary, gardener named Paul Gautschi and his home garden. Paul will grab your attention.... Read more... We are living at a crucial time in history. The choices we make now will have a profound impact on our future as a species. We can make a significant impact ourselves by making certain lifestyle changes, but we all have to do it together. Each small act will combine with billions of other small acts to create positive change. Read more...
Plant A Garden to Overcome Depression Americans are spending less time outdoors and depression rates are increasing. Experts report that we spend 25% less time in nature than we did in 1987. Meanwhile, 1 in 10 Americans are clinically depressed and taking anti-depressants. This is serious, considering some of the common... Read more...

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grow a medicinal herb garden for better health We all may need to take prescription drugs at some point in our lives, but shouldn’t we avoid their side effects if we can? If there is a natural alternative that is just as effective with fewer side effects, shouldn’t we try it before we get hooked on the hard stuff? Before allopathic, or western, medicine started becoming popular in the 19th century, humans used plants and herbs to heal themselves. Just like pharmaceutical drugs, plants and herbs... Read more...
Our outdoor growing season is winding down, but that doesn't mean you're off the hook for gardening chores just yet. There are many things you can do right now to make the best of the remaining season and set yourself up for success next year. Read more... Grow a Stress Busting Garden Before there were pharmaceuticals to cure what ails us, there were herbs. There was a time when families and communities worked together to be self-sufficient with their health by growing plants that would cure everything from sunburns to indigestion. In Read more... How to Make Free Fertilizers for Your Garden What most people probably don't realize is that the weeds they are trying to kill are some of the most beneficial medicines on the planet. Dandelions, for example, are known to make an excellent liver tonic. They are also rich in vitamins and minerals. Read more...
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Weed Or Herbal Medicine? For millennia, human beings and plants have evolved with one another in a symbiotic relationship. We take care of the plants and they take care of us. Plants grow when and where we need their nutritional and healing properties. Read more...
Grow Microgreens for a Powerful Vitamin Boost We all know it is good for us to take our vitamins, especially in a world where our store bought food is nutrient deficient. Our food lacks vitamins and minerals because our soil is not as healthy as it used to be, and because our food is irradiated before it is delivered to the grocery store. Irradiation is a process that zaps our food in a big... Read more...
Nature's Way to Defeat Stress

 

Reishi: The Real Magic Mushroom Stress is an inescapable part of life. It may take the form of taxes, difficulties at work, or a traffic jam. The sources are endless. A little can be good, but overwhelming stress takes a toll on our health and leads to disease. Eastern medicine has many strategies to deal with the toxic stress that... Read more... An acupuncturist once told me that if I only ever take one supplement for the rest of my life, it should be reishi mushrooms. For thousands of years, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has hailed reishi as the "Mushroom of Immortality." We... Read more...
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