Note: Thank you, again to Christy – during this season of the Dandelion, she has offered a special piece on remembering early spring foraging foods for the bees in our landscapes. How You Can Be A Bee-Friendly Gardener It’s never too soon to start planning your garden for next spring. You want the best for Read More
I recently finished reading the book Braiding Sweetgrass; Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer, and highly recommend it to plant people, nature lovers, herbalists, you, your family, your friends, people that breathe air, eat food, and drink water….ya know…so it’s a good read for a few of us Read More
While bees are viewed as pests by many people, there’s actually quite a lot to like about these small creatures; for one thing, they play a huge role in much of the food we eat, from pollinating fruits and veggies like broccoli, apples, and peaches to ensuring that the animals we consume have enough to eat. Now that they’re facing dangers such as pesticides, habitat loss, and disease, the bee population has steadily dwindled in recent years, to an alarming degree. But what can we do to help?
My little bit of earth is greening, slowly, which sprouts all kinds of ideas, goals, resolutions – much like New Year’s Eve and Day do for many. I never have really connected with the concept of self-improvement or renewal at the Gregorian calendar New Year, but in late winter, when days start getting longer and Read More