February Item of the Month: Scout Out

Feb IOM blog

Happy February everyone! We are still in the depth of cold & flu season but we’re starting to see glimpses of Spring.  Here in Colorado, the robins are returning and trees have begun to bud (although we get most of our snow in the Spring so we know better than … Continue reading

Identify Common Wild Herbs With Your Kids

Plaintain, yellow dock, dandelion, coltsfoot how to identify with kids

Do you enjoy going on walks and hikes with your family?  Why not start learning about herbs while you’re out! Your kids will get a kick out of being able to identify wild herbs and will enjoy sharing their knowledge with friends!  Bring along a notebook and let your kids … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Yellow Dock

Yellow Dock will take root nearly anywhere and is one that gardeners find hard to get rid of. It will continue to grow even when cut, mowed over, or mistreated. This “problem plant” is one worth having around as it is high in vitamins and minerals, purifies the blood, and has a fairly pleasant taste.

Lately in our “Herb of the Day” posts we’ve been looking at herbs that thrive in conditions plants are typically not seen.  Yellow Dock is another one of these.  This plant will take root nearly anywhere and is one that gardeners find hard to get rid of.  It will continue … Continue reading