Category Archives: Grow Your Own Medicine

Making Your Own Medicine: Rosehip Syrup

“Rose hips glow like rubies in the fading colors of autumn.” -Wild Foods and Medicines   A few years ago, with hopes of a flourishing rose bush or two, I planted some tender rose saplings in my front garden. Sadly, they did not make it through our Canadian winter. Determined to try again the following […]

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Don’t Waste a Bean

‘Build houses and live in them; and plant gardens and eat their produce.‘ Jeremiah 29:5 Bent low, my fingers searched the leafy green bean plant for the fruit of our labour… my young son, only 4, was helping me pick beans that morning. “Don’t waste any beans – find them all,” I told him, encouragingly. […]

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The George Washington Garden {2020}

  “I have often thought that if heaven had given me choice of my position and calling, it should have been on a rich spot of earth, well watered, and near a good market for the productions of the garden. No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no […]

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The Herb Garden {Grow Your Own Medicine}

 “And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which [is] the fruit of a tree yielding seed;” Genesis 1:29 The wooden gate, a gift from my father in law, creaked as I entered the garden…. the fresh […]

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Grow Your Own Food: 2020

“The first supermarket supposedly appeared on the American landscape in 1946. That is not very long ago. Until then, where was all the food? Dear folks, the food was in homes, gardens, local fields, and forests. It was near kitchens, near tables, near bedsides. It was in the pantry, the cellar, the backyard.” ― Joel […]

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