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How to Attract Bees to Your Garden and What to Do With Bee Pollen

The busy bee provides us with three superfoods that we can enjoy in both food and supplement form: bee propolis, bee pollen, and royal jelly. But how do you attract more bees–and superfood–to your garden? Let’s take a closer look at the health benefits of bee pollen and how to

An Easy (and Organic!) Homemade Sauerkraut Recipe

With a little patience, you can easily make a delicious organic sauerkraut from home. The prep time is quick, but the fermenting process can take from one to four weeks. Once that’s done, you’ll have the best sauerkraut ever! Ingredients 2 1/2 lb head of cabbage 3 3/4 tsp to

The Benefits of Rosemary, Thyme, and Mint for Your Garden and Health

You’ve probably heard of mint, rosemary, and thyme, but you might not be aware of all the health benefits these popular herbs provide. They can be used in medicinal and regenerative ways that supercharge your health, making them a great addition to your plate and garden. Mint There’s nothing like

How to Start Composting

Well-fed soil will result in healthy, thriving nutrient-dense plants growing in your garden. You can enhance and maintain the nutrient quality of the soil in your garden by feeding it organic matter which you can get from composting. What is Composting? Composting is the process of recycling organic matter into

Can Regenerative Agriculture Slow Climate Change?

Earth Day draws up celebrations of the beautiful planet we live on and anxiety over the future. An alternative way to celebrate this Earth Day is to take action towards slowing climate change. One way to do that is through regenerative agriculture. This practice sounds complicated and unattainable but it’s

Everything You Need to Know About Avocados

Avocados are more than a trendy topping for your toast. They’re delicious, luscious, creamy and just as good– good for you! Not only that, growing avocado trees is good for your health too! Today we’re discussing why you should add avocados to your plate and garden as well as a

Your Brain on Nature: Natural Stress Relievers to Transform Your Health

Stress isn’t only a negative emotion or inconvenience. It can have detrimental impacts on your mental and physical health. Your body can handle stress in small doses, but ongoing, chronic stress can impact your muscles, cardiovascular health, gastrointestinal systems, and respiratory health, among many other systems in your body. While

How Nature Can Cure Your Anxiety

Over 40 million Americans are so anxious, it affects their daily lives. Yet, many people go without treatment. Nature can cure anxiety and help you manage stress levels. Anxiety vs Severe Anxiety The right amount of acute anxiety is actually a good thing– it can improve performance, help you focus,

Understanding the Interconnectedness of Health and Nature

In the modern era, it can be easy to feel more connected to our cell phones and computer screens than to the world outside. But that might not be beneficial to our health. Our wellbeing is connected to nature in more ways than you might imagine. Multiple fields of study

10 Underrated Ways to Make Your Garden Organic

Organic is more than just an adjective to describe an ideal version of gardening or produce in a grocery store. It’s the practice of improving biodiversity and your own health through eco-conscious gardening practices. However, there’s probably a lot of organic gardening practices that you’ve probably never considered, such as

Your (Kid’s) Brain On Nature: Tips For Getting Kids Outside More

Kids these days don’t spend as much time outside as they used to. While you might write this off as a complaint made by those who don’t understand how hard it is to tear a child away from an iPad, there may be some truth behind it. Your kids’ brains

When Should I Plant My Garden?

As a long-time gardener, a question I often get is, “When should I plant my garden?” I’m glad when people ask me this. Too often, new gardeners don’t plan out their garden strategically and won’t be as healthy and productive. By knowing more about your soil, location, when and how to