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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.           

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.

01/14/2015 - Dreading Winter? Grow Parsley (and Other Crops) Indoors
My 4-year-old daughter’s birthday gift inspired me to beat the winter blues by starting a garden in our home’s windowsill.

01/07/2015 - My 4 New Year’s Herbal Resolutions
As you usher out last year’s bad decisions or regrets, turn your focus on to positive intentions to make 2015 a year to remember.

12/31/2014 - 3 Natural Ways to Boost Your Energy
Drop the coffee after your holiday feasting, and switch it out for a tea made of one of these energizing herbs.

12/24/2014 - Bayberry: The Holiday Good Luck Charm
Bayberry has been used since Colonial days for making candles, but the leaves and bark can also be helpful in the kitchen and medicine cabinet.

12/17/2014 - Pear Trees: Not Just for Partridges
Get inspiration for your holiday table from a historical Christmas carol.

12/10/2014 - Preserve the Tradition of Roasted Chestnuts
Although the American chestnut population has been devastated by chestnut blight, you can work to keep the holiday tradition of "roasting chestnuts on an open fire” alive.

12/03/2014 - Grow Your Own Damiana Cocktail
Have some holiday fun with this healing herb by turning it into a homemade cordial.

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