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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.           

10/22/2014 - Find Beauty in Forest Loss
The death of a tree, as with the end of the growing season, rejuvenates other life—we just have to open our eyes to see it.

10/15/2014 - Our Amazing Native Spicebush
This native forest-grown plant has a surprisingly tangy flavor and can be used like kava kava to help ease anxiety.

10/08/2014 - 4 Herbs to Grow for Asthma
Build up your herbal medicine cabinet with these plants that help asthma sufferers breathe better.

10/01/2014 - Collect Teasel in October
If you find this European native in your fall prairie, gather it for decorating and to add to your medicine cabinet.

09/24/2014 - Horseradish: The Fall Herb Every Family Needs
A potent aromatic that can release congestion in many systems of the body, horseradish is a must-have root for every family garden.

09/17/2014 - A Natural Way to Pass Kidney Stones
Joe Pye weed, aka gravel root, is well-known for eliminating kidney stones and helping with other ailments—and it could already be growing on your farm.

09/10/2014 - You Say Potato, I Say Sunchoke
Jerusalem artichokes, aka sunchokes, can be eaten like a potato and are great for restoring the digestive fire in your gut.

09/03/2014 - Please Don't Pull the Goldenrod!
A host plant for pollinators and beneficial herb for the urinary tract, goldenrod is emphatically not the cause of your seasonal allergies, so leave it be.

08/27/2014 - 8 Ways You Can Use and Love Burdock
Typically thought of as a garden weed, every part of the burdock plant (aka gobo root) can be used to keep you healthy.

08/20/2014 - Sunflowers: The Cheery Healers
If the bright-yellow blooms of sunflowers beckon to you, you’ll love even more their whole-plant contributions to your garden and health.

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