June 2013

Amazing Coconut Oil

June 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

Many amazing properties have been attributed to coconut oil. Ayurvedic medicine has recognized its healing properties for over 4,000 years. In many tropical regions, coconut in one form or another, is used to treat a broad range of health problems. These include asthma, bronchitis, bruises, burns, colds, constipation, [ ...click to read more ]

MacGregors Garden

June 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

This is a fun garden to grow and even more fun to eat. You will need the following supplies: Seeds of lettuce, kale, Swiss chard, onions, parsley, carrots and radishes. Several small flower pots or containers, potting soil and a watering can. Have mom or dad take you to a discount store to buy the pots or planters. [ ...click to read more ]

Herb Garden Blessing

June 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

Now is the half dark of the year passing Now do the days grow light, and the Earth grows warm I summon the spirit of these seeds Which have slept in darkness Awaken, stir and swell As you are planted in the Earth To grow and bring forth new fruit I tap each seed packet three times Once for luck, twice for growth, [ ...click to read more ]

Pizza Garden For Kids

June 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

  This is a fun and delicious garden to grow all summer. Have Mom or Dad till up a space in the garden, or if you like, this garden can be grown in containers. It would be a neat idea to have a completely round garden shaped like a pizza. In this round circle you can plant, 1 green pepper plant, 1 Roma tomato [ ...click to read more ]

The Rainbow Garden

June 6, 2013 // 1 Comment

This garden has every color of the rainbow. All  the flowers must have full sun in order to grow and bloom. The best place to have this garden would be in a long border or along the driveway. Blue: ageratum, salvia, and cornflower Red: scarlet salvia, zinnia, and snapdragon Purple: petunia, verbena Yellow: [ ...click to read more ]

Summer Fun – Gardening For Kids

June 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

For twenty years, I have instructed children at Community Centers and Summer Recreational Youth Programs how to plant vegetables, flowers and herbs. Children are very aware of the world around them. Nurturing a plant teaches a child responsibility and self-esteem. Involving them in planting tiny seeds teaches them [ ...click to read more ]