Monday, March 24, 2014

MoonMaid's Blog

It has been beautiful here @ the Plant Sanctuary.  This month, we will be featured in United Plant Savers magazine and are looking forward to that!!  It is an honor to be part of this fantastic network of people working to preserve native endangered plant species.
Out in the Garden

Coming up on April 14th  @ 7PM ET I will be resuming my podcasts Women of A Certain Age and....
My topic for this show will be Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as EFT.  Expert Stephanie Houston and I will do an actual session on air.  You can join the show by calling 646.200.0217.  The show we did last year is the most listened to podcast I have ever done.  Join us online here.

I recently heard news on NPR about a cholera epidemic in Haiti which saddened me.  It seems like that little country has gone through so much.  I have a particular interest as my niece will be visiting soon do to a home building project.  I don't want her to be exposed to such things, of course.  I know they will be well taken care of......but still, an Auntie worries.  And, it brought me to my own little story about "toilets."  I live in a home with no flushing toilet.  I have lived this way for 10 years. No I don't have an outhouse, I have a simple bucket system, within my home.    From my buckets, my kitchen and garden scraps, as well as lawn clippings and grass and a square of hay bales - I not only keep the water around here free of human waste and other toxins, I make soil for my garden.  It ages for a year or more.  It is not gross, it does not smell and it's got me thinking - Buckets and Bales - a Cholera Free Haiti Project.  More on that as things develop.  Next week I will show pic's of the soil I have made and I guarantee, you won't believe it - black gold is what it is.   Follow MoonMaid Botanicals on Facebook and Twitter and signup for our monthly newsletter where we announce our monthly give-a-way.   Enjoy your week!!!  Cynthia @ MoonMaid Botanicals 
Home toilet and hanging buckets
Bales where I "dump"

Monday, March 10, 2014

Spring has arrived here @ the Woodland Plant Sanctuary

It feels good to say that.  Woodland Plant Sanctuary.  I am really excited about being part of United Plant Savers plant sanctuary network.  It is a dynamic group of folks.  It has inspired me to "grow" this land into a "woodland plant classroom."  Ideas are brewing for a Cottage for class attendees, taking care of a long list of "spring cleaning and tidying" projects, and trail clearing.  It is exciting....and a little scary at the same time.  How will I do it?  What to do first? I take a walk in the woods and am reminded that everything happens in it's own time as long as we keep the ship going in the right direction.  Meanwhile, Spring hearkens.

This week MoonMaid will be on the local news.   I was so honored to attract the interest on Emily Stroud, of WBIR - Channel 10 in Knoxville. The show airs Wednesday, March 12 @ 4PM EDT .  Watch here.

Each month we have a product give-a-way.  This month it is a grab bag!!  We will surprise you with something in your order.  Put "grab" in the "promo" box at checkout.   Sign up for future newsletter's here.