A Seasonal Nature Table

A Seasonal Nature Table

quietening the mind  deep in the forest  water drips  ~Hasho  Many of our experiences with nature evoke a calm, relaxing state. Research has found that spending 30 minutes a week in nature reduces high blood pressure and depression (Christina Procopiou Medical Daily...
Lamb’s Quarters (Chenopodium album)

Lamb’s Quarters (Chenopodium album)

This is considered an introduced weed and can thrive near roadsides and in disturbed soil.  Gardeners in the high country will recognize this herb and hopefully after reading this will consider it another food, medicine, and fiber dye to harvest while pulling weeds. ...
Kinesthesia and the Forest

Kinesthesia and the Forest

The Oxford English Dictionary defines Kinesthesia as “the brain’s awareness of the position and movement of the body or limbs etc., by means of sensory nerves within the muscles and joints.”  When you think about the amazing capacity of our bodies and minds to...
Aromagarten: Olfactory Hues

Aromagarten: Olfactory Hues

Aromagarten is prevalent in German bath towns or healing villages in two types of gardens.  The kurgarten (cure-garden) and the aromagarten (aromatic-garden) are gardens that are created with the intention to promote healing.  The aromagarten is typically a path with...
STAYING OUT LONGER

STAYING OUT LONGER

I have a childhood memory of losing a boot in a snowstorm. My brother and the neighborhood kids found my lost boot and helped me home. I remember the exhilarating feeling brought on by the cold wind and blowing snow, by the sense of family out there in the elements. I...