A New Garden Model

We all use models to help explain the world around us. For example, when a traffic light turns green, many of us reflexively hit the accelerator and go. We don’t check whether any cars are coming from the left or right, because our mental model assumes that cross ...

Let Plants Be Thy Mood Medicine

Our emotions can dictate our food choices (and cravings), but what goes in our mouths can also have a profound effect on the former. Why is that? New evidence is starting to reveal that there is a large connection between the gut and the brain, also known as the ...

Herbal Medicine for Mental Health

Mental health has become just as much of a primary focus as immunity during the global pandemic. Many have struggled to cope with being in isolation, having a loss of income, grief for loved ones, and so many other factors. It seems anxiety and depression are at an ...

Truly Magic Mushrooms: Fungi Heal What Ails You

Fungi. Our world could not exist without them. Without them, there would be no soil. No trees. No forests. Many plant species would go extinct along with their animal pollinators. Whole ecosystems would collapse. Our earth would literally be one giant garbage heap of ...

Take A walk on the Wild Side of Your Backyard

There is a flash of red as the cardinal lands on a nearby branch, then blue jays screech about their dominating this yard. Wild canaries flutter about looking for seeds. What bright colors and activities. Music of Jennie wrens warble around the yard as they fly here at ...

We Are What We Eat: The Impact of Glyphosate

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the Roundup herbicide produced and sold by Monsanto. It is typically used to kill weeds and is used on genetically modified organisms (GMO) that are modified to resist the killing effects of this chemical. This modification ...

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