Strawberry plants – Totally Tubular or Growing Bags

When I spotted the Park Seed Company’s Growin’ Bag filledwith strawberry plants I had to order the bags and give them a a try. I’d grown strawberries in the past but the plants always suffered from some sort of leaf spot and insects or birds ate the few berries that were produced. Park’s Seed catalog had a gorgeous picture of the bags filled with large, red, ripe strawberries …

Melissa’s Trifle with lavander flowers

Tips: I prefer using the augustifolias in cooking because they are sweeter and more delicate. The lavandins are much harsher, resinous and can be causing the ‘soapy’ aftertaste many people notice! In truth, lavandins (Provence, Grosso, etc.) are a more recent development and were not intended as a culinary herb. They have their fans, of course. But traditionally, true lavender is the basis for lavender …

Boxwood: Endless Variety Among Evergreens

Boxwood (Buxus sp.) is an ornamental, broad-leaved, evergreen shrub that has enriched gardens for centuries. The name derives from the elegant boxes made of boxwood that ladies in ancient Rome and Greece used to store jewelry. Because of its density, strength, and uniformity, the wood of boxwood was used by the ancient Greeks and Romans to make writing tablets, musical instruments, spinning tops, combs, jewelry …

The Maharashi Vedic Approach to Health

Comprehensive programs to enliven the body’s own inner intelligence to prevent and treat disease and promote high level health and well being. In-depth health assessments are available with a physican or consultant trained in the Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health. This consultation includes Ayur-Vedic pulse diagnosis – an ancient diagnostic technique to determine the degree of mind/body balance and to detect subtle imbalances at an …

How to become a vegetarian

My decision to become vegetarian took place in 1969. I was sixteen years old and living in the backwaters of Brisbane, Australia. It would be another year before the first local company sold yogurt in the shops, and another two years before the first wholefood health shop was to open in Brisbane. by Deborah Price I knew very little about a balanced diet except what …

Reducing high cholesterol – Should you try a supplement?

Cholesterol treatment to lower cholesterol may be attained by a diet low in saturated fats and cholesterol and an exercise program. A low saturated fat/low cholesterol diet that meets recommendations for fat (total, saturated, polyunsaturated, and monounsaturated), cholesterol, carbohydrates, and plant sterol and stanol esters will reduce cholesterol levels for many people. Exercise and weight loss may improve HDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels. How is …

The Power of an Open Mind

Open-mindedness. Free thinking. These ideas are frequently paid lip service by influential thinkers and talkers, but very few people ever consider what this truly means or what one has to do to have an open mind. Those who ever do think about these things rarely act on them. This latter condition cannot necessarily be helped, but if more people truly knew what it means to …

Genetic Clocks

A human’s genes provide a blueprint for making that human — and they can also tell time. We present the work of Steven Benner using genetic clocks and fossils to figure out what certain genes do… The human genome — or blueprint for life — is made up of thousands of genes . . . And each gene does something different. Steven Benner is a …

Ancient Egypt – What To Know about Dendera Temple

The temple at Dendera is less popular for tourists than many of the other places in Egypt but holds a strong historical significance. At the waning of the Egyptian civilization, the Greeks and Romans were in awe of the power and intelligence that the Egyptians developed. They appeared to have come with a desire to conquer yet an eagerness to learn from the Egyptian advancements, …

Ancient Egypt – Abydos

Abydos is a sacred part of Egypt as it is symbolically important to the god Osiris. Osiris was a very powerful god and represented resurrection and eternal life. He is perceived as the supreme god, and was revered in life as well as the afterlife. As death was taken very seriously by the ancient Egyptian people, so too were their temples and holy places devoted …

Ancient Egypt – The Nile – The Longest River in the World

The Nile is the longest river in the world, running in at 6,738 km in length. The Nile has played a pivotal role in the development of the vast and incredible ancient Egyptian civilization. Some experts say that its historical annual flooding from July to October is one of the predominant reasons why the ancient civilization was so successful: every annual flood would leave a …