Spring … from the Editor

Spring … a time of fertility and fire, a time of producing crops, a time of new and abundant possibilities. It is a time to sow. It is the time when many of us work with the earth to perform our part in the magic of gardening.

There are many ways we can honor this time-honored ritual. Plant a moon garden, recognizing those plants that bloom at night. Sue Morris writes of cosmic gardening in our Garden Thymes section. Design your garden to celebrate the elements. Emma Cate discusses the benefits of using crystals with plants. Many of my plants – inside and out – share their space with Moss Agate.

Living in a townhouse, my space is sadly limited. So, I personally do a lot of container gardening and plant a lot of herbs. The herbs are used for both culinary and medicinal purposes.

Need ideas where to start your garden? Check out local herb and garden shows in your areas. Pamela Ruane has a great primer for what you should know before attending an herb fair. All of our writers have done a wonderful job again this issue.

As always, whether you are new to the holistic and self-sustaining lifestyle, or an expert in a related field, I am so glad you’ve joined us for this exciting journey. Grab a cup of your favorite tea and join us a spell.


~ Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman


Author: Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman