Pandemic Garden

Pandemic Garden

Pandemic Garden by Dara Saville Throughout history the role of gardens has been shaped by cultural viewpoints and conditions specific to the time. Extensive wild-spirited gardens helped ancient people to begin building sedentary societies, develop new lifestyles,...
COVID-19 Support

COVID-19 Support

Perspective on COVID-19 Home Health Preparations by Dara Saville March 22, 2020   Strange times indeed…. Unless we remember that humans have been through similar situations before. In fact, we are the descendants of people who have survived terrifying outbreaks...
Fall Foraging with Prickly Pear and Mesquite

Fall Foraging with Prickly Pear and Mesquite

Fall Foraging with Prickly Pear and Mesquite by Dara Saville Working with plants provides numerous opportunities to live our lives in harmony with the natural cycles unfolding around us and within us. Just as the end of winter is marked by walking the river and...
Old World Herbs in the American West

Old World Herbs in the American West

Old World Herbs in the American West by Dara Saville Around the globe plants and people have been making relationships since the early days of humanity. Five thousand year old clay tablets from Sumeria, ancient Chinese texts, and an Egyptian papyrus from the second...
Desert Mesa Medicine

Desert Mesa Medicine

Desert Mesa Medicine by Dara Saville The desert mesa is a landscape where we are confronted with the history of the land and the culture of people; a place where we cannot hide from ourselves. The endless vistas, open expanses, and clear blue skies put everything on...
Desert Aromatics of the American Southwest

Desert Aromatics of the American Southwest

Desert Aromatics of the American Southwest by Dara Saville Aromatic plants have been an integral part of landscapes and human cultures, playing important ecological and ceremonial roles since the beginning of history and beyond. The deserts of the American Southwest...