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Dawn Combs

Dawn Combs, HobbyFarms.com Contributor

Dawn Combs, author of HobbyFarms.com's "The Prescription Gardener" blog, lives in central Ohio with her husband Carson and her children, Aidan and Jacy. She began her career with a B.A. in Botany and Humanities/Classics from Ohio Wesleyan University and later apprenticed with reknowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar in Vermont.  Dawn is a homesteading herbalist, beekeeper, author, herbal educator and co-founder of BEES firstTM, to help those committed to raising bees sustainably.

Dawn is co-owner of Mockingbird Meadows, a medicinal herb and honey farm near Columbus, Ohio, where she consults with women and their partners on issues of hormonal balance, oversees her farm, which is deemed a United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary, and operates the Herbal Learning Center.  Mockingbird Meadows is nationally recognized for Dawn's signature line of therapeutic herbal honey spreads.

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3 Edible Mushrooms To Forage From The Woods
Supplement your farm produce with wild-growing mushrooms that can be found on your farm’s back 40.

4 Chemicals that Could Be Killing Your Soil
In an effort to provide extra nutrition to your garden soil, you could inadvertently be adding harmful chemicals. Use these tips to make smarter fertilizing decisions.

4 Ways to Keep Bees More Naturally
Take a holistic approach to beekeeping to encourage bee health and harvest better-quality honey.

7 All-Natural Solutions to Common Greenhouse Problems
Prevent insect pests and fungal diseases from ruining your greenhouse plants with these natural, DIY solutions.

5 Ornamental Plants That Could Save Your Vegetables
What’s the work without the play? Bring beauty and benefit to your vegetable garden by using these flowers as companion plants.

How To Harvest Chamomile
Grow, harvest and store chamomile to use for teas and other things around your farm.

How To Pollinate Your Greenhouse with Honey Bees
Encourage pollination of your greenhouse crops by giving your bees a direct-access pass to the world of indoor growing.

Burning Question: Should Beekeepers Use The Flow Hive?
The much-touted Flow Hive may provide beekeepers an easy harvesting method, but it could be hurting the health of the bees in the long run.

Borage In The Fall Garden
With it’s cucumber scent, borage doesn’t seem to fit in with the pumpkin spice of the season, but a late-season harvest will lift our moods as the days grow shorter.


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