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Secret garden — an invisible bouquet of vibrations

June 8, 2015

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Secret garden — an invisible bouquet of vibrations by Jill Mattson —  Plants respond to music, growing better while listening to classical music, but how does sound change the physicality of the plant? In the book, The Secret Life of Plants, researchers hooked plants to machines resembling lie detectors, which revealed their responses to threatening […]

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Microgreen Garden: Indoor Grower’s Guide to Gourmet Greens

April 3, 2015

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Microgreen Garden: Indoor Grower’s Guide to Gourmet Greens by Mark Mathew Braunstein — Microgreens — the young seedlings of herbs, vegetables, beans, seeds and grains — contain four to six times the vitamins and phytochemicals found in mature leaves of the same plants. These great tasting nutritional powerhouses are now in gourmet restaurants, upscale grocery […]

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Paradise in plain sight: Lessons from a Zen garden

August 11, 2014

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Paradise in plain sight: Lessons from a Zen garden by Karen Maezen Miller —  In the early summer of 1997, my husband and I found ourselves in the backyard of an empty house on a quiet street in Sierra Madre, a suburb of Los Angeles. The backyard was Southern California’s oldest private Japanese garden, an […]

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Good garden design with permaculture principles

August 30, 2012

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by Doreen Pollack —  It seems there are two big reasons why people are reluctant to do more with their yards: money and time. But you can save a lot of both if you begin to consider how your yard fits into the environment around it — by doing this you can let Mother Nature […]

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This infinite living moment

February 25, 2012

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by Barbara K. Richardson —  Change — even the possibility of change — is often accompanied by uncertainty, fear and anxiety. But when we are able to move beyond our initial resistance, another perspective comes into view: we have change to thank for making life bearable. Actually, more than bearable — wonderful. So many spiritual […]

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