Companion Planting

“Be with those who help your being.”   Rumi In our garden of life, many people come and go.  Our interactions with others can be beneficial or detrimental to our well-being, growth, and development. I have always carried a very romanticized view of love and relationships. Only in the last few years have I becomeContinue reading “Companion Planting”


“A tree’s beauty lies in its branches, but its strength lies in its roots.”  – Matshona Dhilwayo Simple in structure and covert in function, roots anchor a plant in its substrate, absorb water and minerals necessary for plant growth, and store excess food and water. There are two types of true root systems. Fibrous, orContinue reading “Roots”

Starting from Seed: Designing Your Own Seed Packet Activity

Seeds are “nature’s suitcase.” They protect and nourish the plant embryo. They are adapted to dispersal by wind, water, animals and many germinate under unique conditions, like exposure to fire. People, like seeds, are unique in their appearance and growing instructions. This activity is one of my favorites I developed for my program.  Any personContinue reading “Starting from Seed: Designing Your Own Seed Packet Activity”