Two herbalists came to the garden party today-a dream coming true. Carmen Harris and Bella Cloude discussed incorporating medicinal herbs in the design of the Dandelion Ranch gardens.
They asked to post this message:
Herbs for the Front Garden
Design discussion Sat. 1/28 1:00pm sharp
We would like to invite you to reflect upon who your most important herbal allies or plant relations are-for your personal needs, family needs and community needs.
We can create themed areas within the new front garden and perhaps also pocketed throughout Dandelion Ranch.
Some ideas for these themed gardens are:
- Pregnancy and Birthing
- Young Family with Children
- Elders Needs
- Degenerative Conditions
- Plant Allies in General
We hope you will join us, along with Juaquin, Poki, Giselle and Dan for a lively co-creative session.
Bella and Carmen
Carmen and Bella discussing potential crops in the arroyo
A new area is being prepared for cultivation around the yurt
The horse manure and straw in the new upper garden areas was watered and covered with black plastic today, the weather being warm enough to permit the use of hoses!
In a few days, the soil should be softened enough under the plastic that we'll be able to double dig these new areas.
Hoop houses were cleaned of dead plants and weeds, as well as watered since we had a warm afternoon. Plants are not only hanging in there but growing, especially the lettuce and chard.
NEXT GARDEN PARTY
Sat. JAN 281:00-4:00PM