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Singing with my kids, enjoying each other and cherishing the moment
I live in a big gardening town. So naturally I became very interested in gardening when we settled in, but I was lost and confused on how to start this whole gardening process. I wanted to feel successful and competent at what looked like a very easy and natural activity. A friend told me about a magical little place call Redwood Barn Nursery and the rest is history!
I walked into Redwood Barn one warm summer day and there was Don moving passionately among the flowers, vegetables, and organic soil. I roamed around for a while and then thought, maybe next year…this is a little more involved than I had anticipated (how am I supposed to choose between 15 different varieties of tomatoes?). But before I left I approached Don and said, “I know nothing about gardening, can you help me?” Um, help is an understatement. I’m guessing I learned more about summer gardening in that 1/2 hour than I would have in a month long class. Why? Experience. Don has been operating his nursery for 30 years! So long story short, I left Redwood with a Prius full of dirt, starters, fertilizer and hope. I can do this! I was excited, motivated and you know what…I did it. That summer I became an official gardener. I fell in love with the process and I don’t sweat the technical stuff because Don is there to save the day and keep me feeling competent and successful. You are a lucky soul if you have a Don in your town to consult when your garden is overthrown by snails, when you can’t choose between 15 varieties of tomatoes, when your cabbage stops growing, when you have no idea when to plant strawberries, ph balance what?, when your carrot sprouts disappear or if your soil needs conditioning. He’s the man with the answers, a man with a passion, he’s Don, my gardening guru!
“The way you cut your meat reflects the way you live.”
Hi, I'm Amber. Welcome to The Tasty Alternative. This blog is dedicated to holistic healing and green living. I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 2004 and heal myself naturally with food and lifestyle. Join me as I share with you easy, healthy recipes free of gluten, dairy, and cane-sugar. While you are here, check out my very popular healing homemade lotions great for eczema. Finally, don't miss my tips on how to create a "green" kitchen by decreasing kitchen waste. You can read more about me here.