Tag: Gardening

Winter Foraging Guide

Though the fall harvest has come and gone, you can still find plenty of edible fruits, vegetables, and fungi, even in the winter months. No matter where you are, there are delicious foods for foraging. This weekend, get in touch with your primordial hunting and gathering instincts; I promise it’ll be a lot more fun …continue

Garden Guide: Companion Planting

This was the year—finally—that I got more serious about planting my garden. During earlier attempts, I’d taken a fairly lazy, noncommittal approach: container-planting herbs here and there, buying a fruit tree, or starting squash seedlings. Despite my valiant efforts, the squashlings made it all of two months, and my herbs were a victory short-lived after my cat …continue

Garden Guide: What to Plant in May & June

Earlier this month, we put together a handy garden guide to companion planting—an approach within the biodynamic gardening philosophy pioneered by Rudolf Steiner and championed by our own Wolf Storl that pairs complementary plants and helps them thrive. If you were planning on starting a garden but haven’t yet gotten around to it, it’s not too late—there’s still some time …continue

“Sourcing Herbs” from The Herbal Handbook

by Pip Waller The following chapter is from The Herbal Handbook for Home & Health by Pip Waller. The book includes 501 recipes for healthy living, covering everything from green cleaning to herbal medicine to natural beauty products to food and drink (alcoholic and nonalcoholic). It’s also fresh off the press this week!     SOURCING HERBS Sourcing herbs …continue

Do You Live in a Transition Town?

This post previously appeared on Albany.Patch.com, a local news site for Albany, California, featuring a regular blog post on the city’s sustainability efforts from NAB’s associate publisher, Doug Reil. Albany California is a Transition Town. I’ve run into a lot of folks in town who, while interested and supportive of some aspect of the Transition …continue