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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.           

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.

11/05/2014 - 9 Herbs You Can Burn as Incense
Aromatherapy isn’t limited to an expensive essential oil bottle. Burn these herbs—many of which you can grow yourself—as incense.

10/29/2014 - 4 Herbs For Your Halloween Celebration
Amid the ghosts and ghouls of Halloween is a mix of traditions that honor the dead, and these herbs have played a supporting role.

10/22/2014 - Find Beauty in Forest Loss
The death of a tree, as with the end of the growing season, rejuvenates other life—we just have to open our eyes to see it.

10/15/2014 - Our Amazing Native Spicebush
This native forest-grown plant has a surprisingly tangy flavor and can be used like kava kava to help ease anxiety.

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