Nature

A Few Wild Yums of Spring

4/8/15 |

I am a newbie to wild foods, but the bits I know are precious to me now. To walk across an uncultivated field and see ~food~ growing everywhere is a piece of mammalian wisdom that has been unintentionally lost to humans as we have grown accustomed to cultivated and manufactured foods. Foraging for wild foods …Read More

Grow Well 2014 Year in Review

1/13/15 |

Celebrate a year of wonderful learning and work for Grow Well with us! I want to try this (add to my List) Forget to Log In? Hello! In order to add this activity to your action list, you must be logged in. Log In

Self Care for Road Trips

11/25/14 |

If you’ve got a trip planned this holiday season, practice these tips to stay happy and well on the road. Stay hydrated. When you’re in a rush to get to your vacation spot and don’t want to stop for many breaks, it’s tempting to avoid liquids. Unfortunately, dehydration can cause back pain, especially when combined with lots of sitting …Read More

Autumn Roots | Farming Health Series

11/14/14 |

Nothing makes me want to eat wonderful food more than a garden tour with a joyful farmer.  Here’s Carolyn at Sweet Pea Farm talking with us about some exciting root crops of the fall/winter season – daikon radish, turnips and rutabaga!  You can find these at your local market or at many grocery stores (or grow …Read More

Teaching Food & Health with Lee Newlin | Farming Health Series

10/31/14 |

Sometimes you luck out and cross paths with amazing people in life. This happened to me several years back when I met Lee and Larry Newlin at a sustainable agriculture conference.* Together, they have created Peaceful River Farm and Lee’s Healthy Cooking, two ventures near Chapel Hill, NC that form a dynamic, living example and inspiration for the healing …Read More

Holy Basil (Tulsi) | Farming Health Series

10/3/14 |

Our friends at Waterdog Farms were gracious in taking time out of a beautiful, chilly Tuesday to talk with me about the Holy Basil plants they are growing.  Farmer Rickie introduces his beautiful crop in this video.  We grew Holy Basil for the first time this year – it smells amazing, attracts pollinators and tastes delicious. …Read More

Roselle Hibiscus |Farming Health Series

10/3/14 |

Our friends at Waterdog Farms were gracious in taking precious time out of a beautiful, chilly Tuesday to talk with me about the Roselle Hibiscus they are growing.  Farmer Rickie introduces his beautiful crop in this video.  (I can tell you that eating the calyx, as Rickie shows here,  has become a new favorite pastime …Read More

5 Ways to Lift Your Energy

10/3/14 |

The five activities listed here are things you already know. No surprises here. The magic is in doing them! 1. Do something kind. A kind action as simple as a smile can change not only your energy, but that of another. Look for an opportunity to take a simple kind action and watch the effects. I also …Read More

Take 5 on the Farm | First Flight

8/19/14 |

This chicken can relate to making brave changes to affect her future.  Hope you enjoy.   This little bantam silkie chicken gave us a good dose of lightness after a tough week.  Our sweet chickens were under attack by an impressively large hawk (and maybe a raccoon, as well) all week.   Our chicken community …Read More

Goats by Remote | Baby Goats at Red Winter Farm

6/11/14 | 1 Comment

Ridiculously cute video of baby goats at Red Winter Farm. Part of the inspiration behind Grow Well was the understanding that spending time outdoors and on a farm is a great way to practice mindfulness and relieve stress. The Goats by Remote series is a very simple and sweet way for you to have access …Read More

Take 5 on the Farm | Early Summer Harvest

5/28/14 |

You may be hearing all the hype about eating “in season.” Yes? Here, this will help with that… Take 5 on the Farm (Flower Street Farm, to be exact) to get in touch with the produce that’s in season here in NC in early summer. This short video features: nanking cherry tatsoi fennel zucchini collards …Read More

Take 5 on the Farm | Chicks in the Grass

5/21/14 |

This was filmed the day these sweet little ones were finally ready to venture outdoors.  These chicks are three different breeds, Cuckoo Maran which are black, Light Brahmas which are large and white, and Bantam Silkies who are small fluffy scene-stealers.  They came to us from a trusted local source, but upon further inquiry we learned that …Read More

Edible Garden: Spring Veggie Tour

5/14/14 |

  Jen takes us on a quick (and delightful) tour through some great options for spring veggies to add into your cooking, including EDIBLE FLOWERS! Eating in season has many benefits, so we’re offering a taste of what’s in season this Spring in Hillsborough, NC. This video shows some of the nutrient-rich options straight from the …Read More

Goats by Remote | Camera Shy

5/7/14 |

Nothing not to love about these sweet goat friends!  Meet Betsy, Wilson and Izzy, who inspire us to slow down and notice. Part of the inspiration behind Grow Well was the understanding that spending time outdoors and on a farm is a great way to practice mindfulness and relieve stress. The Goats by Remote series …Read More

Goats by Remote | A Spring Drama

5/7/14 | 1 Comment

Part of the inspiration behind Grow Well was the understanding that spending time outdoors and on a farm is a great way to practice mindfulness and relieve stress. The Goats by Remote series is a very simple and sweet way for you to have access to the little joys of life at Lazy Turtle Farm. …Read More

Take 5 on the Farm – Chickens on a cloudy morn’

4/23/14 | 1 Comment

Our “Take 5 on the Farm” videos are really just a chance to sit and be with the images and sounds of the farm.  Sit with us and enjoy these delightful moments of connection. I want to try this (add to my List) Forget to Log In? Hello! In order to add this activity to your …Read More