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Edible & Medicinal Host Plants for a Butterfly Garden

Use these edible & medicinal host plants to create thriving butterfly garden and visual feast for the naturalist’s eye.  Gardening with plants that attract butterflies and host butterfly larvae are excellent way to craft a thriving pollinator community in your…

How to Grow & Forage Oregon Grape for Food and Medicine

Learn how to grow and forage Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium) — one of nature’s most useful medicinal plants!  Not only are the roots of the Oregon state flower prized for their therapeutic potential, but the tart, tannic berries are edible too! Rarely…

How to Grow, Forage & Harvest Medicinal Oats

Oats are an exceptional medicinal and nutritive herb that herbalist employ to calm frayed nerves and debilitated conditions.  It is also an easy herb to grow, forage and harvest for a great supply of  medicine and yummy foods like cookies,…

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I am an herbalist, farmer, cook, and forager. I get my hands dirty and am not afraid to do things the "hard way". Sharing my Nitty Gritty Life with you! Read More



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