Still in Shock

I am still in shock over it all. I still can't believe that a so called "garden expert" with "25 years experience", and a college degree would think that using poison on the earth is an okay thing to do. Paul Parent Garden Club, is sponsored by Scotts. We all know that Scott's is owned by Monsanto. In my opinion, anyone with half a brain, would not accept sponsorship from Monsanto.
Now, I may not have a college degree in "gardening", but I do have a life time of experience in growing organic food. One does not need a degree in anything to know that what you put on the plant, will eventually end up in your mouth. It still amazes me that the Paul Parent Garden Club, and his "college degrees" can't figure this out on his own.
Sad isn't it.

Boycott Paul Parent Garden Club

Paul Parent Garden Club promotes the use of Round-Up for killing "weeds". This poison made by Monsanto Corp. is poison. Paul Parent is suggesting we use poison in our gardens, and on our soil.
If you are interested in the future of your food supply please watch The Future of Food on It is a well made documentary on why we should all stop using Round Up and other poisons like it. Please click on link to watch the movie.
Please boycott the Paul Parent Garden Club. As long as he and others promote the use of Round Up, the future of our food is in jeapardy.

Herb of the Month

June has been a busy month here at Cloverleaf Farm. It is of course planting season, and it seems there is not enough hours in the day.

This month we are going to feature Calendula (Calendula officinalis). It is one of my favorites.
We grow calendula here on the farm to use in our medicinal herbal ointments. It is also one of the herbs in our first aid kit.

Calendula acts an immune stimulant, anti-fungal, anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial among others. Calendula can be used internally for gastrointestinal problems, and externally for almost any skin ailment. It is a must for summer time skin problems like insect bites, and sunburn. It rapidly repairs damaged skin tissue.

I use calendula for so many things. It works great as an antifungal, antibiotic oinment. You can also use it as a poulitce for skin rashes and other skin irritations of summer. Add calendula oil to your bath for soothing relief to dry itchy skin.

Calendula (Calendula officinalis) is a great cream to have for your skin. It also is used for acne, boils, wounds, cuts, scrapes, and inflamed skin. It is gentle enough for baby, and makes a wonderful diaper rash or cradle cap ointment. Stick a container of calendula cream or oil in the fridge, and the next time you burn yourself, you will have a cooling, healing skin treatment. Taken internally, it is used as a detoxifier, helping to treat the toxicity that underlies infections, systemic skin disorders (such as eczema and psoriasis), liver and gallbladder disorders. An infusion of calendula makes a great douche for yeast infections.