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...
LIBRARIES AREN’T JUST FOR READING ANYMORE

LIBRARIES AREN’T JUST FOR READING ANYMORE

These are interesting times for seed cultivation and unfortunately for all of us, a lack of biodiversity may have a negative impact on our food security. Due to changing agricultural practices and the loss of many heirloom varieties, patents, and pollen drift...
COMPOSTING TIPS & TRICKS FROM EARTHA

COMPOSTING TIPS & TRICKS FROM EARTHA

Green Tips from Beaver Ponds to Your Home Make sure you sign up for our monthly newsletter for sustainability tips like this delivered to your inbox. This month’s tip on composting comes from “Eartha” our neighbor over at High Country Conservation...