Lettuce face mask, a favorite Summer treat!


Natural Skin Care

A lettuce face mask helps restore skin’s natural pH, soothes rough skin, and can help heal pimples. Any lettuce will do, but it’s a bit more thrilling using lettuce you’ve picked from your own garden :) It’s quick and easy –> Put a handful of lettuce in a blender and gently pulp, then massage onto […]

June 21, 2019

Good Soap.


Natural Skin Care

  When I’m not in the garden, I’m in the studio crafting vegan bodycare with herbs and veggies. Here’s my latest: ‘Lettuce & Lavender’ cocoa butter soap with poppy seeds for a little scrub and lavender, fennel, and marjoram essential oils for an intriguingly herbal scent. One of seven new blends coming soon! Gentle, creamy, […]

October 20, 2016

Spring Comes to the Micro-Farm


Herban Gardening

We’ve been having unusually cold weather and still have snow on the ground, so it doesn’t quite feel like Spring even though today is the Equinox. Last year at this time I was already planting radishes but this year…. well…. I don’t think I’ll be planting outside anytime soon! Inside the (unheated) hoophouse though, we have […]

March 20, 2014

Winter Gardening in Western Massachusetts


Herban Gardening

Gardening season outside is way over – I woke up to a dusting of snow today – but our Hoophouse garden is in full swing! (the hoophouse is an unheated plastic greenhouse) These little sprouts of Beet, Lettuce, and Spinach will be dormant during Winter, but will start growing again when the sunlight comes back […]

December 7, 2013