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All The Health Benefits Of Nature, But In An Urban Setting? Yep, Here’s How

      I’m so excited to tell you about an amazing medical study today that is super relevant to my favorite holistic healing modality of all time — grounding. This fabulous study suggests that adding even a very small greenspace to an urban setting boosts immune function in a measurable and meaningful way. Published in Science Advances in October 2020, researchers found that by adding a small green play area to urban playgrounds, they boosted the immunity of the children using the play area. Researchers in Finland added a very small, low cost green area in the corner of …

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Gardening: Health Benefits That Go Way Beyond Time Spent Grounding

      Many folks who embrace grounding are passionate gardeners, and understandably, being grounded while working a garden bed outside boosts your health instantly. But beyond the healing boost of being grounded, it’s actually healing just to be around plants of any kind, even while ungrounded (for example, just seeing a plant through a window or adding a potted plant to a workspace) gives us documented health benefits. Read through this list of the top 9 perks of gardening and see if it doesn’t inspire even those of us who are non-gardeners to dive into this wonderful activity. From …

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To Prepare For Spring…

  I love to fill this blog with lots of ways you can support your own health in your own home. I believe health is your birthright and your natural state. One of the best ways you can support your own health is to take charge of the food you put in your body.   Beyond checking labels and shopping organic and eco-friendly packaging… I’m talking more intimate than that. I’m talking growing your own food in your own garden to support the health of your body.   Not only will the organic foods be more delicious and nutritious, but …

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Awesome idea… eco-friendly garden border

                        This is such an amazing idea. I love it, and can’t wait to get started on this in my own garden. Living in the south I LOVE the bottle trees all over (so much so that I painted one!) and this is another cool way to extend that funky vibe along the border of your garden. And bonus, it’s a great eco-friendly way to recycle your wine bottles and other glass bottles, and double bonus, create an artistic and unique garden edging for FREE!!!! So whether you love …

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Tutorial: Garden Markers

    Today’s quick and easy tute: 1.  Collect rocks 2.  Paint and allow to dry (doing it in your jammies, highly recommended.  Even better if you can get your sweet daughter to paint them with you…) Use acrylic paint so they are weather resistant… avoid tempura, watercolor, or washable paints! 3.  Using a permanent marker, write the names of each crop across the rock.   Once my garden is actually underway, I’ll show you pics of them in use!  Until that warm spring day… plan, germinate seeds, start your seedlings, get your markers set, and dream, my friend, dream. …

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The earth below

    Nothing soothes the mid-winter blahs like delighting in Baker’s Creek heirloom seed catalog, planning a spring garden that is just around the corner (or so I keep wanting to believe!) The earth awaits, my friends! Thanks to saving seeds from last years crop (tutorial here) I had all our standard seeds stored and ready for use for free this year, which left me some extra wiggle room to expand our garden and try out some fun new crops I’ve never tried before. I might have gone a little overboard, but I just can’t wait to get started. In …

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Gazing balls for your gorgeous fall yard… craft tutorial

“Gazing Balls” just doesn’t sound right, does it? I mean, I have a spam filter and all, but dang. Gazing balls? I almost wrote “Glitter Balls” but oh my goodness that’s worse. So “Gazing Balls” it is. Overlook the name. Ahem. Because this craft is a really fun and simple one to do outside with your children this fall. Everyone loves the cooler weather and the bright, vibrant colors that fall brings, right? Why not capitalize on all this fall freshness and add some sparkle to your fading garden beds, getting them beautiful for the darker, colder winter months ahead. …

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