DIY St. Patrick’s Day Mint Sugar Scrub

I love sugar scrubs. I use one daily as a soap alternative with coconut oil to replenish skin moisture in the dry Eastern Washington winter. This sugar scrub is nicely themed for St. Patrick’s day. It’s optional to add the food coloring and I don’t to avoid color substitutes and fake dyes. The minty flavor is enough to remind you of Shamrock shakes and green clovers. Continue reading

Using Clover in Sustainable Agriculture

Many of us have begun to realize that mono-cropping and other conventional farming practices are not only degrading the landscape but lack practicality.  So as a solution, we have to turn to the natural processes going on around us.

One of these solutions is to balance out the landscape with a diversity of plant species, each with its own function.  Since it is almost Saint Patrick’s Day, I wanted to focus on what clovers can do for the earth and how it may benefit your growing area. Continue reading