Why Keep Native Plants on Your Farm or Garden

Podcast describes Reasons for Native Plants

Reasons to include native plants are abundant. Listen to this week’s episode to learn why we include native plants on our farm.¬† ¬†Can you benefit from using natives in your farm or garden?   Description LINKS TO RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Medicinal Herb eBook and Newsletter Signup USDA Plants Database¬†(Unaffiliated Public Website) ABOUT EPISODE … Read more

Considering Nopales for Arid Land Specialty Crops

Nopales, or Prickly Pear cactus, include numerous species of the genus¬†Opuntia which thrive in poor soils and arid lands. These cacti can be grown and harvested for their tunas, or fruit, and for their pads.¬† They thrive in deeper, well drained soils, and can tolerate pH levels as high as 7.8.¬† ¬†California researchers have investigated … Read more

Remembering the Past With Yerba de Alonso Garcia

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¬†Did Native Americans Name Good Plants after Good People? My friend¬†Andrea once told me that early Americans, like the Navajo and the Apache, named plants with beneficial properties after people they liked. It was sort of a way to compliment the good people in their lives.¬† She added that snakes, flies, and mosquitoes might be … Read more