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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.           

04/22/2015 - Time To Gather Violets
As these sweet flowers pop out in various colors this season, add them to your teas or confections for a springtime treat.

04/15/2015 - How to Safely Plant Foxglove
A toxic flower with a storied past, foxglove can become a welcomed addition to your farm, as long as you plant it with care.

04/08/2015 - Garlic Mustard for Spring Congestion
Turn this nuisance weed into useful food and medicine fitting for the springtime sniffles.

04/01/2015 - The Secret to Starting Herb Seeds
Herb seeds, unlike their more more-cultivated vegetable counterparts, need some extra care and attention to germinate properly.

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.

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