Dr. Jon Lieff, a neuropsychiatrist, and geriatric psychiatrist teaches about microbes, neurons, viruses, and their intelligence. We are not the sole intelligent life form on this planet.
As a novice gardener, I first learned about organic gardening in 1972 from a friend, back issues of Organic Gardening Magazine, and a lot of experimentation. One of my favorite photos from our NE Portland home shows me grinning from ear to ear, carrying armloads of three and a half foot long and two feetContinue reading “Talking with Slugs; Findhorn and first experiments”
Many people complain–“I don’t have a green thumb. I can’t get anything to grow.” The charm and magic of a green thumb is cooperating with the intelligence in plants. Half is knowledge or information about the needs and cycles of plants. The other half is love. You can find information about your particular plants￼. IContinue reading “Love and a Green Thumb”
Update May 12, 2020: Private Garden Coaching and Tree Talking sessions are available remotely, by video. Private Garden Coaching sessions, in person, under social distancing guidelines are available locally in Portland, Oregon, by appointment. You can schedule here: Schedule Appointment Some of the Nature Communication skills you might gain or improve: Talk with trees CooperateContinue reading “Talk with Your Garden”
Respectful Communications & Insect Cooperation It is becoming generally accepted that organically grown plants produce more phytonutrients and anti-oxidants in response to stresses. For a plant, stresses include being nibbled by insects. As a defense, they then produce higher levels of cancer-fighting and heart-healthy protective compounds. A few insects are therefore our allies. We don’tContinue reading “Win-Win Insect Communication”