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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.           

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.

11/26/2014 - Who Makes Your Medicine?
Homemade medicine crafted with loving intention is the best sort of healing you can get.

11/19/2014 - Aronia Berry and Your Thanksgiving Table
Aronia berry, or chokeberry, is a Midwestern native that can be used alongside cranberries for holiday feasting.

11/12/2014 - Feel Better This Winter with Echinacea
Despite claims of its futility, Echinacea is there to lend a helping hand when the worst of winter illnesses get you down.

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