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Friday, April 23, 2010

Edible Estates

I borrowed this from the library and thought it reflected much of who I am. Obviously, I'm not typical suburbia. Below is the description taken from inside the front cover. When did beauty become manicured? When did food stop being lush and grass coveted?

"Edible estates is an attack on the front lawn and everything it has come to represent!

Edible estates is an ongoing series of projects to replace the front lawn with edible garden landscapes responsive to culture, climate, context, and people!

Edible estates reconciles issues of global food production and urbanized land use with the modest gesture of a small domestic garden!

Edible estates is a practical food-producing initiative, a place-responsive landscape design proposal, a scientific horticultural experiment, a conceptual land-art project, a defiant political statement, a community outreach program, and an act of radical gardening!

Edible estates is nothing new; growing our own food is the first thing we did when we stopped being nomadic and started being 'civilized'!"

Friday, April 16, 2010

Troubles on Blogger

So few posts...been trying to solve problems on blogger. I wasn't able to upload photos for weeks. But soon to be resolved. I've enlisted professional help with the migration process. Stay tuned.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter, Glorious Spring

From all that dwells below the skies,
Let faith and hope with joy arise,
Let beauty, truth, and good be sung
Through every land, by every tongue.

~Unitarian Prayer

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Essential Oils Book

The Essential Oils Book:  Creating Personal Blends for Mind and Body 

Fragrant essences lift the spirits, stimulate the senses, and enhance relaxation after a trying day.  This practical guide shows how essential oils-used in the home and on the go-can greatly improve the quality of busy live.  Comprehensive information on the essential oils extracted from herbs, flowers, roots, barks, and resins includes which ones to use regularly, which to use with caution and which to avoid altogether.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Dancing With The Wheel

Dancing With The Wheel:  The Medicine Wheel Workbook 

"...Through Dancing with the Wheel, the second book specifically devoted to the Medicine Wheel, those familiar with this vision will gain an increased understanding of the wheel and its developments over the last ten years. Those new to the Medicine Wheel will be ushered into the teachings and technique of what has come to be a source of comfort and direction of thousands of people around the world.  Whether you are in the middle of the wilderness or the middle of a city, this book and its exercises will help you center yourself and establish peace with the earth and other beings."

Friday, March 19, 2010

Falling Out of Grace

Falling Out Of Grace:  Meditations on Loss, Healing and Wisdom 

"This courageous little book is about the healing balm of truth, about naming one's failures and short comings and coming to terms with them-not through deception, rationalization or shame, but through soul searching, self-acceptance, viable optimism, loving community, humility and humor.  It is an example and an inspiration for using our failures as teachers, and in so doing, finding the true meaning of grace."~Erica Helm Meade

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicines

Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicines: Taking Care of Yourself and Your Family with Safe and Effective Remedies 

"...With Everybody's Guide you ca learn how to treat yourself and your family with the natural homeopathic substances that millions of people have discovered are safe, inexpensive, and highly effective alternatives to conventional medicine.  This book also teaches you how to accurately prescribe natural medicines for numerous conditions, including colds, digestive problems, headaches, allergies, children's ailments, women's health problems, and first-aid situations.  Advice on when to seek professional medical care is included in the information on each condition."