2017 Summer Workshop Schedule-The Usefulness of Herbs

Did you know that herbs have been used (and depended upon) for centuries for flavor, health and home sanitation? Our ancestors utilized a ‘kitchen garden’ of herbs outside their door for adding flavor to their basic menus and knew the value of herbs for keeping their family and home healthy. Why not discover how to unlock … More 2017 Summer Workshop Schedule-The Usefulness of Herbs

Winged Signs of Spring

“The amen! of nature is always a flower.” –Holmes Early every March the spectacular migration of the Monarch butterfly from Mexico, parts of southern Florida and southern California begins. The migrating butterflies will head north, and the second generation will make it to our area in the corn-belt states in May. Some may go even … More Winged Signs of Spring

Winged Vistitors

The air is heavy with humidity and the sun beats down on the earth. Occasionally, a warm breeze brings some relief to the people who venture outside during this Illinois summer as the thermometer climbs to 90 and above. Most feel this weather is not fit for man or beast. But wait.. What do I … More Winged Vistitors