Herb of the Week – Elder

ELDER (Sambucus nigra) I think Elder may be becoming my favourite tree herb. I have had the absolute pleasure these past couple of weekends of spending time with Elder, picking her beautiful little black berries and a few flowers for a couple of projects. Both the...

Organic Food

I read a post on Facebook the other day that truly shocked me. The article was about Monsanto’s Roundup and the Californian case where the jury found Monsanto liable in the case of a man with cancer allegedly caused by his exposure to Roundup. He was awarded $US289...

Herb of the Week – Echinacea

ECHINACEA (Echinacea spp.) Echinacea is pretty well known as a North American Indigenous herb used for immune support during the cold and ‘flu season. Traditionally it was used for snake bite and according to well-known herbalist Mrs Grieve, it was used for boils,...

Where are the Nutrients?

So, I was talking to my friend and I wanted to explain how organic nutritious food satiates you and is good for you. I’m stating the obvious I know; of course nutritious food is good for you because it provides your body with the nutrients it needs to execute some...

My Kind of Gardening

I call myself an avid gardener. If the truth was told I am probably more of a lazy gardener with moments of avidity. I really love that some of the things I have planted actually grow and bear fruit or whatever they are meant to produce despite my lack of attention. I...