Is it food or nature We are all trying to grow?

Both I believe…. I love meadows. Don’t you? There is something about a meadow that takes us back to our childhood. I remember running and chasing butterflies in a field near my house.When you live in an urban area, you hardly ever see a meadow for we have cemented over so much of our landscape…

Let’s rebuild our cities for us and nature

I may have disappeared from blogging off and on this past year which is a privilege us bloggers can enjoy at times since even when we withdraw the stories remain. Us humans have the opportunity to step out and miss work or close down a company and take a break from our life. Nature can…

Dirt is the New Prozac

Just think dirt is the new Prozac! Yes, creating a garden in your city lot can help with depression and anxiety. There is scientific proof that it heals our mind! It is evident to those of us that grow plants or spend time outdoors that we feel better, but now we have scientific evidence that it…

An Eclectic Gardner

Eclectic.….is selecting what appears to be best in various doctrines, methods, or styles…… composed of elements drawn from various sources….including things taken from many different sources I define myself as an “Eclectic” thinker,” therefore, I am defining myself as an “Eclectic Gardener” and I do not see myself as a “purist” of any single approach….

Third Time’s a Charm

I wrote this post back in September which was not that long ago. I’ve had a busy past few years, and I’ve been promising to show you how my urban garden grows. I will make a third attempt this year (since I’ve been trying since 2016 ) and you know what they say… ‘third time’s…

I”m tired of being scared of my food

I”m tired of being scared of my food each time I sit down at the table, so today I decided to live one meal at a time.….Today’s post is an issue close to my health. It is close to all our health. I” ‘ve come to the conclusion that we need to not be scared…

I’ve been absent for the past 8 weeks because…

I was hoping to have time for my blog this spring. Life can be unpredictable. My father passed away in hospice this week from Alzheimer’s. He passed away in a very peaceful place. It was crazy the past 8 weeks when we placed him in memory care due to all his falls, wandering and agitation. We…

Pruning is not just for the Garden

Our bodies know how to “prune”  where is needed to make sure disease does not become overgrown and cause us problems!In 2015, I wrote this article for my blog post. Recently several people in our family and friends network are forever changed by disease. Some may pass away from their illness and others may have…

Grow your Medicine and Start Healing

This week I have to change my diet to a low fiber one since I will be getting a colonoscopy. I know it is a bit off topic when I consider this is a blog about growing food on an urban lot. But is it really? We live in a modern world where medicine is advancing…