Why go to the drug store for medicine when you can have many medicinal remedies for a wide variety of ailments growing right in your own back yard?! It's easy. It's fun. It's inexpensive. It's very rewarding. And you don't have to be a master gardener to do it!
Spirit of Change - March-April 2002
Quality is essential to obtaining the desired results from using any healing remedy — herbal or otherwise. The problem with assessing the quality of herbs is that when we purchase herbs or herbal products, we do not have a good way to evaluate the relative quality of different products.
These eastern deciduous forests were a different world from the ancient redwood groves of Northern California where I'd grown up. The first thing I noticed in the earliest days after my arrival in New England was that there were few truly old trees in the forest.
Many spiritual seekers, having explored the far reaches of the globe’s religious and spiritual offerings, are returning to the religious faiths of their youth.
In February of 1938, Popular Mechanics ran an article about industrial hemp entitled "The New Billion Dollar Crop." This article spoke of a new machine called a decorticator that separated the woody "hurds" from the fiber, thus making the fiber readily available for use without prohibitive amounts of human labor.
Dear Ms. Bedrosian, This is a love letter to your publisher's Musings (Jan/Feb '02). I have read the last two with interest and great pleasure.
A mild winter has been appreciated by many New Englanders this season while lamented by just as many others, no doubt! As inhabitants of the Northeast, we are blessed with a rich variety of seasonal pleasures to enjoy throughout the year, without the annual threat of fatal weather conditions to consider.