Edible Weeds: Blue Mustard

I have been craving sauteed greens lately – and as our stocks of frozen spinach have started to disappear, I’ve been thinking about what’s in the garden. Not the plants we are growing, however, but the weeds coming up between our rows. We ate lots of wild lettuce last year, so I went out to…

Edible Weeds: Dandelion

The first seeds in our spring garden are just barely starting to come up, and with less frequent access to the supermarket, I’ve been missing fresh greens. I was thrilled when I noticed the answer to my craving on my way to the garden – dandelion! There are a few patches of it growing around…

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How to Attract Birds to Your Backyard

Last weekend I took a class on birds. It was a great crash course in ornithology and I was delighted to learn all sorts of interesting things about our feathery friends. The main purpose of the class though was to learn how to attract birds to our backyards with native plants. Because I love to share, here are…

What’s “Toxic Black Mold”? Is it Dangerous?

Earlier this week a friend asked me about “toxic black mold.” As with many health subjects, there is a lot of confusion as to whether mold is truly dangerous, or if this is all just hype perpetuated by mold remediation companies.