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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.           

07/09/2014 - Share Your Favorite Old-Time Farm Wisdom
Preserve ancient farming traditions by passing along and putting to use these old-time farm sayings.

07/02/2014 - Chase Away the Blues with St. John’s Wort
Use this cheery nervine topically for burns and nerve injuries or internally as an anti-depressant.

06/25/2014 - Got Adrenal Problems? Grow Borage!
A sweet-looking companion plant, borage can also be used to keep your body in balance.

06/18/2014 - Stay Cool in the Heat with Elder Blossoms
Discover the magical wonder and practical use of your garden-grown or wildcrafted elder.

06/11/2014 - False Blue Indigo: A Portal to America’s History
Once in a while I fall madly in love with a plant. My most recent obsession is false blue indigo (Baptisia australis), and there’s much more to this plant than just its looks.

06/04/2014 - How to Grow Goldenseal Without a Forest
At one time, the woods in my home state of Ohio were the most prolific growing grounds for goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis).

05/28/2014 - 3 Garden "Bad Girls” I’m Growing
You may choose to base a garden design on one of many themes. I love the idea of gardening with the outlaws of the plant world.

05/21/2014 - Lavender: Beat Stress and Embrace Spring
Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) is well known for its abilities to help us with sleep and relaxation.

05/14/2014 - Attract Monarchs with These Medicinal Flowers
We just registered the prairie habitat on our farm Mockingbird Meadows with Monarch Watch and are expanding the plants we grow for them.

05/07/2014 - Hold the Meds! Feed Wild Spring Greens to Keep Livestock Healthy
Spring means lots of baby animals. It’s a perfect time for grazers to have their babies because the grass is lush and growing thick, meaning food is abundant and easy to find.

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