Any garden improves with water. When planning your garden, leave 10 to 15 percent of the area for water culture and water gardens. Water plays an important role attracting predators such as birds, frogs and beneficial insects to the garden. The choice of water detail will obviously depend on the available space in the garden.… Continue reading Adding a Water Element in Your Garden
In the last twenty years there have been many improvements in women’s lives. For example, life expectancy has increased, the number of girls in school and the number of jobs for women. Many countries have introduced laws to protect women’s rights. However, there are still many injustices. Women are half the world’s population and perform… Continue reading Creating Sacred Space
Even though bamboo was first used in China around 118 B.C. and pandas have been eating it forever, it sort of became sexy with Colombian architect Simón Vélez at the turn of this century. Simón stated that bamboo was better than steel, and his style of building shook the world of architecture. This tremor was… Continue reading Why Everyone Should Use Bamboo
It's that time of the year, as the season changes, our loved ones may start developing coughs and ongoing colds. If that's your case, here's a few home remedies that are easy to make and are child friendly. Medicinal Qualities of Thyme I always have thyme growing in my garden. It is an essential plant… Continue reading Thyme To Drink Tea | Child Friendly Cough Remedies
Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
For thousands of years people have used plants for beauty and optimising health. Traditionally people developed medicine through observation and experimentation with plants. And in many countries, women in particular were responsible for collecting food and herbs to administer medicine and care for the wounded and sick. Herbs are still highly valued and used to… Continue reading 9 Medicinal Herbs to Keep in Your Garden
When I was six my parents and I moved to rural Brazil. Even at a young age I noticed that the neighbouring kids owned a lot less toys than kids in Australia. Most children had one toy in their entire room. When it came to Christmas, it was very simple, not many presents but lots… Continue reading How to Talk about Santa to Green Kids