1. Eyes Open E-Course

    Eyes Open E-Course

    or the last several days, I’ve been racing around getting the farm all gussied up for the kickoff of the Floret workshop season. Everyone here is filled with nervous excitement. Tomorrow morning bright and early, we’ll be welcoming a small group of folks from across the U.S. and Canada to our Flower Farming Intensive, a three-day workshop where we’ll be sharing some of our very best growing tricks, design techniques and tips for building a flower-based business. Among the many tips I’ll be sharing, is the emphasis on good photography to document and share the beauty you are growing and designing.

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  2. Triage Weeding

    Triage Weeding

    As I've mentioned already, I'm perpetually behind on my weeding. Really behind. I decided I'd share my techniques with all of you, in case you find yourself up against a flower bed that's really been let go too long. Make sure the bed is moist, either from recent rainfall or from supplemental irrigation.

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  3. The grass is green: Spring is here. Mud Season over

    The grass is green: Spring is here. Mud Season over

    It wasn’t until I read A Year at North Hill : Four Seasons in a Vermont Garden by Wayne Winterrowd and Joe Eck that I made the connection between the greening of the grass and the frost finally being out of the ground. Grass doesn’t grow in frozen soil, and neither does rain percolate down into the frozen earth

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  4. Mochaccino Chia Breakfast Pudding

    Mochaccino Chia Breakfast Pudding

    Every single week I make some kind of chia pudding. It is a staple in our diet because it has many benefits for the digestive system. Adding in the Greens+ Extra-Energy makes this pudding super energizing. And we could all use a little extra energy I’m sure.

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  5. Simple Chicken Bone Broth

    Simple Chicken Bone Broth

    I love using my oven in the winter to roast just about anything. About two times per month we roast an organic chicken and then I use the carcass to make stock/broth for soups. I’ve done this for as long as I can remember and learned it from Ma McCarthy. But years ago, I never knew what a healing superfood I was making until I became a nutritionist. I’m so excited to share this information with you!

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  6. Homemade Organic Applesauce

    Homemade Organic Applesauce

    Be sure to buy organic apples when you make this. Apples are one of the most highly sprayed fruits.It doesn’t matter if they are local, I still recommend certified organic. It is especially important to choose organic if you are making this for your babe. Tiny bodies are not well-equipped to deal with pesticides.

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  7. Joyous Baby: Vienna’s Sixth Month!

    Joyous Baby: Vienna’s Sixth Month!

    I had such good intentions to post an update on baby Vienna every month, but as you can tell I’ve gotten a little behind. Truth is, I’ve been a little busy…. as I’m sure you can imagine! Being a working mama is rewarding but it also has it’s challenges. Thankfully I have an amazing hubby who is an incredible dad and right now he’s putting Vienna to bed as I write this blog post. :)

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  8. Key Lime Avocado Tart

    Key Lime Avocado Tart

    Happy St. Patty’s Day! In the spirit of all things green, I created this wonderfully fresh and fulfilling dessert – key lime avocado tarts! I used the Key Lime Pudding recipe from my book Joyous Health and then created a delicious tart crust for the base. You don’t need to turn on the stove or the oven because this recipe requires no baking, just perfectly ripe avocados and some whole food-based ingredients.

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  9. A brief history of cycling politicians

    A brief history of cycling politicians

    From Norman Tebbit’s infamous advice to the unemployed to get on their bikes to the Plebgate row, cycling has a long history of being embroiled in British political controversy and intrigue. So it is not surprising that Jeremy Corbyn, perhaps Labour most divisive leader in recent history, has been accused of riding a Chairman Mao bicycle – a rumour he brushed off when discussing his love of cycling in an interview with the Tour de France winner and Olympic Gold medallist Sir Bradley Wiggins, who was guest-editing BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

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