Harvest Notes 2018

Harvest Notes 2018

At 10,500 feet we are grateful for any harvest we may produce.  This year we had the largest harvest in our history and expanded the raised beds while continuing soil development.  As a non-profit organization we are sincerely thankful for the help we receive from the...
Healing Plants – Strawberries

Healing Plants – Strawberries

One of the most delectable native plant foods has to be the strawberry (Fragaria spp).  A member of the rose family (Rosaceae), strawberry covers the understory of the forest with its creeping rhizomes shooting out laterally in search of more habitat.  Like roses they...
Penstemon Salve

Penstemon Salve

The beautiful Penstemon is another plant that can be utilized topically in homemade salves.  The whole plant is used by chopping it into fine pieces, using a food processor, juicer, or a blender.  One recipe from herbalist, Michael Moore, suggests using equal parts...
Healing Herbs and Plants

Healing Herbs and Plants

Topical Sage Recent research in Egypt uncovered an underground embalming chamber.  One of the substances that they are curious about in this process is volatile or essential oils that may have been used in the process.  These volatile oils, besides being used in...
GARDEN UPDATE!

GARDEN UPDATE!

What are you going to do with your bountiful harvest?  Part of the age old tradition of gardening for “victory” or in today’s parlance, sustainability, is the passed on genetics and the knowledge of preservation and storage of foods and medicines.  Thinking ahead and...