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Dawn Combs' "The Prescription Gardener" Blog
The Prescription Gardener
Growing a garden can do more than feed your family—the plants can become your medicine, too. Dawn Combs, farmer, herbalist and owner of Mockingbird Meadows herb and honey farm will teach you how to cultivate herbs to nourish and heal your body. Stop by each week and discover how delicious your medicine can be.           

03/25/2015 - Plan Now for Fall-Harvested Saffron
Saffron, considered one of the world’s most expensive spices, comes from a flower that can be grown right on your farm.

03/18/2015 - Cattails: A Delicious, Healthy Nuisance
Harvest cattails from ponds you trust to use in a variety of dishes, from sautéing to baking.

03/11/2015 - The Health Benefits of Reishis
Expand your garden to include mushrooms and you’ll not only reap tasty ingredients but health boosters, as well.

03/04/2015 - Lobelia for Hiccups—And Much More!
A powerful emetic and antispasmodic, lobelia is a native plant that can help stop hiccups, relieve cold symptoms and treat asthma.

02/25/2015 - Bilberries for the Common Cold
Load up on zinc-rich bilberries during cold season to shorten the duration of your suffering.

02/18/2015 - Wild Vs. Garden Strawberries: Which One Should I Grow?
Both strawberry types have their health benefits. Decide which one is best for you by figuring out how you plan to use it first.

02/11/2015 - 5 Herbs to Grow for Summer Barbecues
Grow a barbecue garden to add an extra health boost to your summer meals.

02/04/2015 - The Bone-Healing Properties of Boneset
Support your healing bones while still heeding your doctor’s orders by sipping on boneset tea.

01/28/2015 - Grow Plants to Treat Childhood Illnesses
Children’s immune systems are bound to get exercised with illness, especially this time of year. Grow herbs to have on hand to treat the symptoms and help them get well.

01/21/2015 - Pine Trees: An Overlooked Herbal Remedy
Pine trees take center stage in the winter, but their historical use as a decongestant and pain reliever has fallen by the wayside.

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