5 Tips to Get Back to Nature
5 Tips to Get Back to Nature

5 Tips to Get Back to Nature

April 23, 2013 |  by | Follow her on Twitter here | 

Since Earth Day is still fresh in most of our minds, here’s another post singing Mother Nature’s praises!

Did you know that exposure to plants and tr…

Every Day Is Earth Day

Every Day Is Earth Day

April 22, 2013 |  by | Follow her on Twitter here | 

On April 22nd each year, we celebrate Earth Day. There’s a flurry of attention paid to the three R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), and organic and ̶…

Mini Meditations

Mini Meditations

April 13, 2013 |  by | Follow her on Twitter here | 


I move through life with grace and ease, and time expands to meet my needs.

A wise acquaintance once relayed that mantra—and it holds special significance in to…

Photo Friday: Sowing Seeds

Photo Friday: Sowing Seeds

April 12, 2013 |  by | Follow her on Twitter here | 

It’s finally been warm enough here to sow seeds for the first cold-hearty crops, so I went to town this week doing just that. Here’s what I managed to p…

Planting the Seed: How to Grow Swiss Chard

Planting the Seed: How to Grow Swiss Chard

April 11, 2013 |  by | Follow her on Twitter here | 

This week, I planted my first seeds of the season and Rainbow Swiss Chard was in the mix!

Aside from having beautiful vibrant colored stems, Swiss Chard is an excel…

Happy New Moon!

Happy New Moon!

April 10, 2013 |  by | Follow her on Twitter here | 

What are your deepest desires? As we enter this new moon cycle in Aries, you have the universe’s energy all around you to help manifest them—but it all sta…

5 Tips for Staying Energized

5 Tips for Staying Energized

April 10, 2013 |  by | Follow her on Twitter here | 

I know what it feels like to be FLAT. OUT. POOPED. As in, fall asleep at your desk at 2 p.m. pooped. As in, can’t drag myself out of bed in the morning pooped. As in, ca…

How to Make Nut Milk

April 8, 2013 |  by | Follow her on Twitter here | 

In our home, we don’t do well with dairy, so our usual default is unsweetened almond milk from a box. But this morning {gasp!} there was no milk for our Dandy B…

Is Nettle the Perfect Health Food?

Is Nettle the Perfect Health Food?

April 7, 2013 |  by | Follow her on Twitter here | 

A quick spin through the Googlesphere turned up the following quote about nettles by the late advertising legend, David Ogilvy (which I thought was kind of a cool …

Go Orange! & Spring Greens Salad

Go Orange! & Spring Greens Salad

April 6, 2013 |  by | Follow her on Twitter here | 

My alma mater, Syracuse, has made it to the NCAA Final Four, and in honor of that, I thought I’d share a recipe that features—you guessed it—oranges.

Fi…

Photo Friday: Petal Power

Photo Friday: Petal Power

April 5, 2013 |  by | Follow her on Twitter here | 

Earlier this week, these vibrant tulips virtually jumped out of their ubiquitous black plastic bucket at the front of Whole Foods and into my arms. I only went in f…

Meet My Gardening Family

Meet My Gardening Family

April 4, 2013 |  by | Follow her on Twitter here | 

One of my community gardens kicked off its season last night. After a long winter break, it was heartwarming to reconnect with my Nightingale “family.” …

Ron Finley: Gardening Is My Graffiti

April 3, 2013 |  by | Follow her on Twitter here | 

In this powerful Ted Talk, “Gangsta Gardener” Ron Finley shares his passionate effort to take back food to take back health in his neighborhood in S…

Instead of GMO, GYO!

Instead of GMO, GYO!

April 2, 2013 |  by | Follow her on Twitter here | 

If you care about your health and the food you eat, you’ve probably been following the heated debate around GMOs. Much of the controversy revolves around t…

Kids Who Grow Kale Eat Kale

Kids Who Grow Kale Eat Kale

April 1, 2013 |  by | Follow her on Twitter here | 

What would happen if all kids were taught how to grow vegetables just as they are taught how to ride a bike, read a book, or tie their shoes? What if they learned how to …