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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.           

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

05/13/2015 - Edible and Abundant White Clover
Some of the most edible and medicinal plants available to us are right at our feet.

05/06/2015 - Gardening By the Moon
On our herb farm, my husband and I grow using biodynamic principles—something our ancestors have done in one form or other since the start of agriculture.

04/29/2015 - Gather Cleavers for Springtime Medicine
Lanky and sticky, this clinging weed can be gathered in springtime as a helper for removing congestion from various parts of the body.

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.

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