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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.           

07/22/2015 - What Is Ashitaba?
Dubbed "tomorrow’s leaf,” this Chinese herb can be grown in northern climates and is said to bring good health those who eat a leaf daily.

07/15/2015 - Watercress for Your Thyroid and Adrenal Glands
This spicy leafy green loves to grow in damp conditions and is healthier than you might think.

07/08/2015 - The Strangely Bizarre Mimosa Tree
The leaves of the mimosa recoil at night and when disturbed as a mode of self-protection.

07/01/2015 - 4 Bee-Friendly Tips For Your Garden
What you grow in your pollinator garden is helpful to bees, but there’s much more you can do.

06/24/2015 - Unplug While In The Garden
Let your garden be a peaceful, quiet space where you can learn from the plants and reflect on your surroundings—no devices allowed.

06/17/2015 - Share Your Harvest With Wildlife—And Still Have Enough To Eat
Some gardeners build Fort Knox around their vegetable plots to keep wild animals out. I simply grow enough to share.

06/10/2015 - 3 Roses To Grow For Healing Purposes
A rose isn’t just a rose, especially when you want to use it medicinally.

06/03/2015 - The Story Behind the Memorial Day Poppy
Since World War I, the field poppy has been a symbol of the courage of the soldiers who sacrificed their lives fighting for our freedom.

05/27/2015 - Plant False Solomon’s Seal for Aching Joints
This woodland native has zig-zagging stems resembling joints, alluding to its healing abilities for arthritis.

05/20/2015 - 4 Plants For a Memorial Garden
Remember the lives of loved ones by planting a garden in their honor.

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