Bio: LaDonna Kinnick CFH (Certified Family Herbalist) and organic gardener. Graduate of Dr.John R. Christopher’s School of Natural Healing. I incorporate herbal medicine with permaculture and hugelculture to maximize potential yields, health and wellness of the soil and plants and ultimately feed our bodies the most nutrient dense foods that I can.
Tell me about your first gardening experience?
18 years old. Killed cactus. Never watered it or touched it or anything. Was a gift. Had never had any gardening experience.
What does organic gardening/earth friendly mean to you?
Contributing back to the earth. Giving back to the soil.
Who or what inspired u to start using organic techniques?
Becoming sick at 28-29 years old. Found out it was food. Need for food without pesticides.
How did you learn how to garden organically?
Studied on internet. Worldwide encyclopedia. Husband farmer lineage still very much alive in his family.
Tell us about something that grew well this year.
Tomatoes. (New Hugelkultur (HOO-gul-culture) – raised bed) Grapes – variety of superfood.
Talked about aromatics helping keep bugs especially mosquitos at bay.
A favorite reading material-book, mag, blog/website etc you can recommend for our listeners?
Studied Herbal Medicine.
A favorite song you listen to when working in your garden?
No music just the birds.
How about an inspirational tip for gardeners?
Anybody can do it. Don’t have to have experience or lineage.
Companion planting does so much, it’s just fantastic.
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