The Quarterly Botanical – Medicinal Tree Barks

Barking Up the Right Tree: Medicinal Barks of Autumn By Maria Noël Groves, R.H. (AHG) Registered Clinical Herbalist, Wintergreen Botanicals, LLC Please Note: The information in this article has not been approved by the FDA and does not in any way intend to diagnose or prescribe. Always consult with your health practitioner before taking any […]

The Quarterly Botanical – Secret Lives of Garden Herbs

By Maria Noël Groves, Clinical Herbalist, Wintergreen Botanicals, LLC Did you know that many of those simple, mundane culinary and ornamental plants you have growing in your garden actually have alter egos with super healing powers? Rosemary goes great with chicken, but did you know that it may also help stave off Alzheimer’s disease? Or […]

13 Truths about Living with Livestock

For Thursday 13, I thought I’d share some of my learning experiences in the few weeks since we’ve gotten our chickens (as a horse person, I know much of this is true for other animals as well). I know many people have different views on the birds they raise; some treat them as pets, some […]

Sustainable Living through Poultry Raising

My husband and I are on a long-term goal of living as sustainably, and self-sufficiently as possible.  Last year we installed a wood stove and have been loving our new heat source tremendously. Our second large project is poultry-raising. Specifically chickens. I had hopes of getting this project underway last spring, but it just didn’t […]

A Retail Shop Turning Its Back on Black Friday

( kurtz ) / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND Many thanks to my friend Another Jennifer, for bringing this story to my attention… In Brunswick, Maine there’s a really neat shop called Shift – Sustainable Home Goods. They sell (clearly) products for home, yard and personal use that are eco-friendly and green. Man, I really wish […]

Buy Nothing Day and Giving Tuesday

If you read my post last week about how important it is to be thoughtful about what you purchase, then you might be able to imagine how unbelievably ill the holiday season of over-consumption makes me. Particularly the insanity around Black Friday. There’s an alternative – a way to speak out against the mindless mass-consumerism […]

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