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Lavender - The Calming Herb

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Lavender - The Calming Herb

Lavender is easily one of my favorite scents. It imparts a feeling of calm and softness upon catching its scent in the air. Smelling it's scent drifting in the breeze as I walk to my greenhouse always brightens my day. This calming beauty has long been known to treat many ailments and has been used in aromatherapy for thousands of years. Join us to explore the history and uses of this wonderful plant! Uses of lavender date back thousand of years, about 2500 years to be exact. It is possible that it could have been used even earlier than that,...

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Plantain: The Healing Leaf

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Plantain: The Healing Leaf

Plantain leaf, Plantago major, is one useful little plant that is often viewed as a weed. If you look around, it is very likely that you will find it in your own backyard! This little leaf has many benefits and been used medicinally for thousands of years. Join us to explore the history and magic of this mighty little leaf.

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Calendula: The Healing Flower

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Calendula: The Healing Flower

The first ingredient I'd like to feature is one of my personal favorites, calendula. Calendula is a beautiful yellow gold herbaceous flower in the daisy family. It is also referred to as "pot marigold." This healing herb has been historically used to treat anything from minor cuts and burns to various skin ailments like acne and rashes. It has many benefits for the skin which we will highlight in this post!  This is my first calendula bloom ever! I am excited to grow it again for use in our products this year!  Healing benefits: This herb can heal! This is mainly...

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Eat Fresh Eat Local: Get A CSA

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Eat Fresh Eat Local: Get A CSA

It's no secret that we love shopping local and organic. We are so happy to be a part of our local CSA program. We wanted to share a little about what it's like to be a part of one and why we love it so much.  Here is a shot of our first basket for the season: As mentioned in a previous post, CSA stands for community supported agriculture. You pay your local farmer in advance for a portion of their projected crops for that season. This helps them get things going! You then pick up a basket of fresh fruits,...

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Be The Change

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Be The Change

Today’s world is all about faster and cheaper no matter the true cost. We are on a mission to change that. We are on a mission to educate people on why it is so important to clean up their routine in every aspect. Every dollar you spend is making a change or perpetuating the cycle. It is up to each and every one of us to do our part. Every purchase you make, every decision you make, has an impact on the world around you. You can choose to have a positive impact or a negative one. The choice is...

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