A Visit to the Herb Capital of Ohio

Geroux Garden. Photo by Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman

By Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman Gahanna is a gorgeous city in Franklin County, Ohio. Despite being a suburb of Columbus, it has that small town feeling. This small town has made it its mission, for the last four decades, to be the Herb Capital of Ohio. The town is home to the Ohio Herb Foundation Center, an […]

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August Gardening Tips


By Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman There is a time to plant and a time to harvest. Late summer to fall is not the time to take a break. It is the time to water, plant, gather and plan. We’ve been having some hot, humid days lately and today is going to be another so, if your garden […]

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Natural Bug Repellent

CDC Zinka

The humidity this summer seems to have brought out more mosquitoes and other bugs than in years past. This simple Natural Bug Repellent will help you enjoy those long summer days and relaxing summer nights! Ingredients: Distilled Water Natural Witch Hazel 12 drops Lavender Essential Oil 15 drops Citronella Essential Oil 15 drops Lemongrass Essential […]

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As demand for organics grows, Rodale Institute looks to expand

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KUTZTOWN, PA – Rodale Institute, known worldwide for its organic research and education, is planning to expand, creating satellite centers across the nation. These “Regional Resource Centers” will help more farmers transition to organic operations. Realizing not everyone has the opportunity or the means to physically visit the 333-acre experimental farm in Kutztown, Rodale Institute aims to […]

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We love our new logo


We love our new logo! It was designed by Jennifer Brown of Nye Design Studios in Lancaster, PA.  She listened to me explain Therapeutic Thymes, checked out our site, did some research, and listened to what I wanted and didn’t want. Her cost was reasonable and she did everything in a timely manner. A quick […]

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Minty Congestion Rub

As a child I loved Vick’s Vapor Rub. I know – weird, right! I found I can make a similar rub using natural products and of course essential oils! Prep time: minimal Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil (I prefer Nature’s Promise, seen at right) 7 drops Peppermint Essential Oil 7 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil The […]

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