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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Looking forward to Lemon Balm & Spring


Today is the first day of spring!  There are wonderful herb walks, moments to be in the garden, a great Tulsa conference just around the corner.

I will be at Grogg's Green Barn this Saturday from 1-2 p.m. discussing the many healing aspects of the garden. Two weeks later on Saturday, April 5th, from 1-2 p.m. I will be at The Garden Trug doing a medicinal plant walk.  These are great opportunities to learn about the many healing aspects of the plants we can grow.

One of the plants I'll be discussing this year is Lemon Balm (also called Melissa). Lemon balm is a cooling and sour member of the mint family. It is a wonderful plant to have on hand for anxiousness, mild depression, attention problems, insomnia, nervous stomach, and herpes outbreaks. It is considered to be calming for the heart. It can be prepared and used in many ways ranging from a simple tea to a topical ointment. This plant works well when prepared from fresh leaves. It makes a refreshing summer tea and tastes great mixed in with salads. Consider adding it as an important member of your garden this year. Learn about this plant and many others on these upcoming herb walks.

I especially invite you to the Mindful Living Conference on April 12 & 13th. Attend for a half day or the full weekend. Registration includes a light, local lunch from Three Fruits and a Veggie Farm. This conference will focus on all wellness & mindful living throughout all phases of life...

Saturday morning--Conception & Birth
Saturday afternoon--Children
Sunday morning--Adulthood
Sunday afternoon--Aging and End-of-Life

Learn more & register by visiting  www.306phoenixhouse.com. I hope you and your friends will come celebrate with us!

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