🌱Just Dandy, & We Ain’t Lyin’!😉

Ah, Taraxacum officinale! You may have noticed this bright plant still persevering in lawns and fields (even popping up through cracks in concrete) as the chill of winter approaches. Also known as the dandelion, its sunny flower and many uses have been captivating humans throughout history. You may think of it as an invasive and nasty … Continue reading

🍓HOW TO: GROW FRUITS & BERRIES THAT ARE LOW-MAINTENANCE, PRODUCTIVE & BEAUTIFUL🍐

  This workshop (on Saturday, August 17th) explores the many edible shrubs and trees that are available to us for our homesteads and will address questions such as “which ones are right for me?” “which ones fit my particular microclimate?” and “how can I get them established and maintain them successfully?” John is particularly interested … Continue reading

🍵The many uses of cleavers! (aka velcro plant, goosegrass, or catchweed)🌿

Galium aparine, also known as cleavers, velcro plant, catchweed, or bed straw (plus many other nicknames) is a common weed you may find growing in or around some of your shrubs or under your trees. You’re also likely to spot them clinging to your clothes after walking back to your car from a creek or … Continue reading