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Gardens for Wildlife

The practice of building habitat for wildlife doesn’t have to be taxing on the gardener, much of it is aiding natural processes, which mean less work and more appreciation for seasonal plant cycles.

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Spring: Digestion, Bitters, Cleansing

It was not always this way, but over the years I have trained my palate to meet the needs of the rest of my body. May favorite taste this time of year offers an antidote to a winter of sweet, fat and salt: Bitter.  The bitter flavor stimulates a chain reaction of metabolism in which the digestive system is mobilized to secrete enzymes, mucus, acids and bile to most effectively digest food and eliminate waste.

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United Plant Savers

United Plant Savers Highlights from the 2017 "Future of Ginseng and Forest Botanicals Symposium" featuring short interviews with a variety of perspectives from harvesters, growers, herbalists, industry, and ecologists... We have a rich botanical legacy and how we choose to steward our forests now will have a tremendous impact as we look to the future...

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