Spring is almost here which is an especially magical time in the Hudson Valley where I live. The transformation that happens is quite extraordinary! The air is filled with the scent of blossoms, followed by the greening of the landscape.
Nature waking up from its winter slumber is a sight to behold.
Spring also means that it’s almost time to start planting. I’ll be busy in a few weeks planting my seeds, many in Homemade Pots, and using many of the seeds that I saved from last year’s best vegetables and flowers.
Some of those organic seeds are available for sale in My Store.
Do you know about a business in New York City that Saves Cut Flowers from being wasted? Or the clothing company that is helping in reducing the huge amount of Clothing Waste by offering a helpful solution?
Thank you GOOP for mentioning my work!
I recently gave a workshop at Churchtown Dairy in the Hudson Valley about the benefits of journaling, inspired by a chapter in my book LOLA.
I was thrilled by the response and thank you all for coming.
In England, a campaign is launching later this month with the aim to get people to Connect with Nature.
We could use the same plan here and in every city, town and community on the planet.
In New York State something really wonderful is happening for fish in the Hudson River and it’s 85 years overdue.
Also in upstate New York, the Oldest Fossilized Trees have been discovered. It’s a fascinating story.
The Artist featured in this issue has been creating land art for decades and draws with flowers, paints with clouds and writes with water.
The Gamechanger is extra special – check it out!
Cooking at home can often be overwhelming but these delicious, easy-to-make and healthy recipes from The Kitchen Commune I hope will make your life easier.
Here are some great reads for Adults and Children as well as Movies that inspire and educate.
Have you checked in with my recent additions to the Cabinet of Green Curiosities? I have three new stories and I promise you, they are riveting: one involves Pet Fur, the second Floating Ice and the third, Hangers.
And don’t miss the Innovative Design story. It’s all about revisiting a way of life from the past and that works very well today.
My plans over the next few months include hosting a darning class at my home and will be taught by Jenny Hampe Endresen, volunteering end of March/beginning of April at night during the amphibian Spring Migration in my area, planning an expanded pollinator garden by my vegetable garden, continuing to work on a garden book project, finding more great products to add to my store and… very exciting, designing a medicinal herb garden in the shape of a mandala while using on-site materials to build at Cuixmala in Mexico, a beautiful and entirely organic nature resort.
Please share my newsletter with your loved ones and follow my latest posts on Instagram as well as check in with my store regularly, as I keep on adding new things.
Wishing you a beautiful Spring and see you again in June
I’m thrilled to offer for the first time a selection of organically grown seeds from my garden in the Hudson Valley. They grew in a pesticide free environment, are GMO-free, and thrived in the fertile soil.
Even if you’re not on any kind of particular diet this vegetable dish has lots of tangy flavor and is full of B vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber. It’s the kind of meal you can make for yourself for lunch because it’s quick and very nutritious.
As the largest online consignment and thrift store, thredUP is inspiring a new generation of conscious consumers to think secondhand first. A destination for millions to buy and sell secondhand apparel, thredUP helps women save more money and time for the things that matter most.
The National Trust in England, is launching a series of activities to help people engage more with their natural surroundings, as new research released by the conservation charity, shows those with an active ‘engagement’ with nature are more likely to help tackle the nature crisis.
Crows are remarkably intelligent creatures who demonstrate complex skills like the ability to manufacture and use tools, remember human faces, and use individual experience to predict, plan and adapt to their environment.