Organic Gardening for (and with) Tea

Tea is medicine to me year round; iced tea is literally a spiritual experience for me in the summer. There is something ethereal about the process of seeing herbs grown organically in all their aromatic splendor, harvesting them and seeing them transform, as if by magic into tea, a substance so subjectively wonderful and really [...]

Herb Gardening Project in Saratoga

This week found me weeding a tea garden I planted last fall, in Saratoga. Organic herb gardens are the easiest gardens to keep organically- the spicy or aromatic properties of the herbs often chase away predator bugs. Being able to cut some beebalm, lemon balm, mint, catnip, lemongrass, lavender, chamomile, sage- any combination of these- [...]