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Jennie Sayers
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  • Santa Maria, CA
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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Earth Mama
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ever seeking new knowledge
A bit about me:
kinda new to purposeful gardening...I'm focusing on herbal gardening with a mind to medicinal and culinary
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
most nights....but, black-eyed peas cooked with a ham shank for New Year's day
Currently reading:
Herbal Medicine-Maker's Handbook by James Green, Faye Kellerman's latest
Currently listening to:
Karunesh, Anoushka Shankar, Native American Dream Radio on Pandora
My latest DIY project:
crocheted the majority of my Christmas gifts
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
stumbled onto it with a search for compost
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Chlorine bleach....or not? Thoughts please?

I've always used a small splash of chlorine bleach in my dish washing water to keep everything germ free and the coffee cups white. Now I have reservations. I'm pretty sure I can't use that water for the garden. Does anyone have any input about this? I'm trying to eliminate toxic substances from our lives but it's beginning to look like a steep hill to climb. 

Posted on February 15, 2012 at 8:45pm — 5 Comments

Becoming a True Crone

Now that I'm reached the age where I can receive social security, I guess I'm old enough to be a crone. Being of age doesn't seem enough to qualify, however. I've always had an interest in herbs, growing them, and their uses, but of late I feel moved to learn even more about the making of remedies and using herbs more liberally in my cooking. Being handy with herbal remedies and such seems to be a wisdom I should have to be a true crone. 

I've been reading The Herbal…


Posted on January 5, 2012 at 3:17pm

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At 11:09pm on January 6, 2012, Stacia Robin said…

Thanks, now to get this thing started. First up, soap making.

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