Natural Garden Natives News & Events

Enjoy this collection of articles from previous Native newsletters, including many article from native expert Trish Beckjord.

Gardening With Intention

Although I’ve been writing more about bees recently, I find I still don’t know them very well. Fortunately, my reading has at least made me more comfortable with having these little critters around so when I was visiting the Kane…

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There’s Room at the Table

I’ve always loved fall. There’s something about the turn of the seasons that I somehow feel deeply. I think it’s the subtly changing light that signals to me a different season approaches. Without kids in the house, it’s no longer…

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Oaktober’s Call to Arms!

“To be standing together in a frosty field, looking up into the sky, marvelling at birds and revelling in the natural world around us, was a simple miracle. And I wondered why we were so rarely able to appreciate it.”― Lynn…

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The Hands of Winter

Through the quiet lake and river, frozen fingers send a shiver.  Reaching outward with aggression, winters hands now take possession.  – Excerpt from The Hands of Winter by Mark Hayes and John Parker, Heritage Music Press  It seems winter has arrived early…

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A Life Lesson

As we reach December and the holiday season, I always want to write of health, joy, love and hope. And I wish each and every one of you all of those things for these past months and for 2020. But…

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Walk Like A Penguin…

I’ve been doing a lot of learning about salt recently. Not dietary salt actually, but road salt. Alias, rock salt, dry salt, de-icing salt… It’s all the same thing – sort of… I took this on for a couple of…

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Consider Your Garden A Life Raft

Last October I wrote about the worrying decline in the populations of a number of North American bird species. Now Science has just published the results of a study earlier this month that looked at climate change and its possible…

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Come! The Blackbirds Are Calling!

Dear March – Come in –How glad I am –I hoped for you before –Put down your HatYou must have walkedHow out of Breath you are… From Dear March, Come In by Emily Dickinson I first penned this post in…

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April Earth Day 2020

This month is the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day. If you don’t mind giving away your age, do you remember the joy? The sense of promise? Of good things to come that it inaugurated? Today it is difficult…

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Wishing You The Happiest of Mays!

Hope is holding a creative tension between what is and what could and should be, each day doing something to narrow the distance between the two. —Parker J. Palmer Take an orange. Well actually, take the color of the orange.Look…

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