Organic Lifestyle

FAQ: Our Natural Transition to Vegetarian…

I have been asked four times in the past two weeks about my thoughts on food choices for children, so I figured this is the Universe asking me to blog about it ­čÖé Concerned parents were wondering if they should be forcing their children to eat a certain amount of veggies each day, and yet other parents were concerned that their children may not be getting enough meat. I’ve thought long and hard about what I believe. I’ve considered everything I know from my education as a physician and everything I *feel* as an intuitive mother, and I have developed …

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Thoughts On Health… Spring Detox Time!

  I am so excited to run this new eCourse this spring. You have seen how spring has hit my garden and my home, now it has hit my body! I’m aching to do a gentle spring detox again, and I want to do it with you!   I’ve designed a very gentle, 5 day course that we can do together… each day adding a new layer of cleansing, culminating in 5 layers of a fresh new you! It is very basic and very gentle, perfect for anyone. There is no fasting and no radical rules… just a gentle re-aligning …

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Composting

  Our garden soil, just after addition of our compost bin. Bits of visible egg shell and food peels tell the story of our life, making this soil so much richer and more meaningful to our food and our land then a purchased bag of uniformly milled soil.   I can’t say enough about composting. I can understand why some folks feel resistant to it, I know I used to. It seemed like it would smell bad, would attract vermin into my yard, and on top of that, be a pain in the butt. But when we moved into our …

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Spring has officially ARRIVED!

I am so excited to share with you today a gardening update! I’d love to hear about what your garden situation is and how it’s coming along… if spring has reached your part of the world yet… links to your pictures and blogs would be awesome and most welcome!!! Spring has definitely sprung around Charleston, SC. Here is what it looks like in my back yard:     Lettuce coming up nicely… this is the Rocky Top Lettuce Blend from Baker Creek…       Little rows of carrots just peeking through… these are yellow carrots from Baker Creek…   …

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New Beginnings

The past several nights have been near freezing temps and I wake to find a frosty lawn. It makes me worry that I put my seedlings out too early, so I go to check on how they have survived in their makeshift greenhouses. Walking out onto my front porch, I’m reminded that life doesn’t always run as smoothly as we hope. Not only have the temps been dipping below what I was anticipating, but the cover to one of my greenhouses has blown away in this passionate windy weather we’ve been having. Making do, by putting some saran wrap over …

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Organic Gardening… Growing Seedlings in Recycled Containers (tutorial)

I have been saving some old boxes and cardboard tubes and plastic lids and such for the past several weeks… it’s so wonderful how you can recycle things you find around your home into something you needed and wanted, for free! Today I’ll show you two different ways to create mini-greenhouses for your precious seedlings. Here are just some items from a large collection of recyclable goods I’ve been saving. After the planting season, I’ll just rinse out any plastics I’ve used and toss them back in the recycling bin. The cardboard I generally just plant right into the soil …

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Organic Gardening Series… kicking it off with seeds!

Spring has filled the air around here… at least it’s become warm enough for me to realize the ground isn’t going to stay cold for long and I better get some of the garden fertilized and seedlings started. The first step of this whole process is to make sure we are getting non-GMO seeds. With the recent surrender of Whole Foods, Organic Valley, and Stoneyfeild Farms to the Monsanto GMO dictatorship, it is more important then EVER to make sure you are as close to your food as possible… knowing where your food comes from is the only real way …

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