herbs & botanicals

Community Gardens + Cubit’s Organic Seeds

Community gardens are single pieces of land gardened collectively by a group of people. Community gardens are a wonderful way to save money, garden in a community and connect with the earth – especially if you live in an urban center with limited space or sun to grow your own fruits and veggies. Community gardens can be […]

Fall & Planning Your Garden With Your Kids

Submitted by Lisa Marvier of Farm Girl Nursery. Connect with them on facebook [here]. Image by Ashlee Dawn Photography found [here]. Fall. My favorite time of the year. I actually “fallify” my entire home right down to the bales of straw on the entry table topped with wild looking pumpkins to the multicolored fresh leaves trailing […]

Six Clean Plates

Submitted by Lisa Marvier of Farm Girl Nursery. Find them on facebook [here]. Last weekend I had all of the cousins over for a camping adventure on the property. They range in age from 7 – 12. Most are very easy going when it comes to food from the garden and are eager to try […]

Farm Girl Nursery

Farm Girl Nursery opened on March 24th of this year in Novato, California. It’s pretty much been an experiment, according to owner Lisa Marvier who is excited about what might happen next. The fact that she knows that she is making a difference in the world means everything to her. Farm Girl Nursery is full of […]

Sauerkraut – how to make it yourself

Submitted by Kristin Urdiales of naturehaditfirst.com Raw fermented sauerkraut is one of those foods that once you have it in your life you don’t want to live without it. As a powerful digestive tonic, it is the go to in our house for hiccups, upset tummies, indigestion, and a myriad of other ailments. With anti-bacterial […]

Locavore – A Documentary

Locavore is a documentary about local food. It is a documentary everyone should see. A locavore is someone who eats locally. It is more than a trend, it is the future of a sustainable food system. What we eat is the building block for every cell in our body. In addition to the health benefits, […]

Cubit’s Organic Seeds Give Away

To kick off the growing season we met up with Laura Watt from Cubit’s, a Canadian organic seed company. Laura is excited to offer a seed-give-away on naturalmommy. Keep reading for details of how you can win her fabulous seeds for your 2012 garden! Laura is from Toronto Canada and she has a passion for […]

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