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locally grown | The Green Beagle

Grow Your Own Medicine

Medicine Pack $59 Medicinal Herbs

Seed Pack Description
For hundreds of years before modern medicine, herbs were the medicine of early Americans, both Native and European. Even today, herbs remain one of the primary sources of medical remedies in both modern laboratories and natural medicine. Heirloom Organics offers the best selection of natural remedies available to the home gardener today.

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Echinacea Angustifolia


Americans may have used echinacea for more than 400 years to treat infections and wounds and as a general “cure-all.” Today, people use echinacea to shorten the duration of the common cold and flu and reduce symptoms, such as sore throat (pharyngitis), cough, and fever. Many herbalists also recommend echinacea to help boost the immune system and help the body fight infections. Echinacea is well known for its anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties.

FENNEL
FENNEL Fennel Teas, or Fennel Water have been used throughout history to break up kidney stones, increase the flow of milk in nursing mothers, a weight loss aid, help with menopausal symptoms, quiet hiccups, prevent nausea, aid digestion, prevent gout, purify the liver, reverse alcohol damage to the liver, and treat jaundice. For babies, it is said to to relieve colic and flatulence, and to expel worms. It may be effective when used along with conventional treatments in prostate cancer (and it is worth trying, but consult with your doctor first). The tea can also be gargled as a breath freshener and applied as an eye wash. Alternatively, the leaves can be dried, pulverized into a powder, and made into Capsules for when it’s not convenient to utilize a tea.

FEVER FEW

FeverFewUsed for centuries in European folk medicine as a remedy for headaches, arthritis, and fevers. The term feverfew is adapted from the Latin word febrifugia or “fever reducer.”Feverfew is also used to treat menstrual irregularities, labor difficulties, skin conditions, stomach aches, and asthma.

LAVENDER
LAVENDERLavender has been used as an herbal remedy, and has antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsive, and anti-depressant properties. Internally, Lavender is believed to be of beneficial for ailments including stress, anxiety, exhaustion, irritability, headaches, migraines, insomnia, depression, colds, digestion, flatulence, upset stomach, liver and gallbladder problems, nervousness, loss of appetite, and as a breath freshener and mouthwash. Inhaling the essential oil in some cases has been reported to work as well as narcotics for inducing relaxation and sleep and reducing headache pain.

MULLEIN
MULLEINMullein has been used as an alternative medicine in many countries throughout the world. The value of Mullein as a proven medicinal herb is now backed by scientific evidence. Research indicates uses as analgesic, antihistaminic, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, antioxidant, antiviral, bacteristat, cardio-depressant, estrogenic, fungicide, hypnotic, sedative and pesticide are valid.

STINGING NETTLE

STINGINGING NETTLEStinging nettle has been used to treat painful muscles and joints, eczema, arthritis, gout, and anemia. Today, many people use it to treat urinary problems during the early stages of an enlarged prostate (called benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), urinary tract infections, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), or in compresses or creams for treating joint pain, sprains and strains, tendinitis, and insect bites.

VALERIAN
VALERIANValerian is a central nervous system relaxer, and as such has been used as a calming sleep aid for over 1,000 years. When taken in the proper dosage, Valerian can induce restful sleep without grogginess the next morning, unlike prescription drugs that mimic it’s properties, such as Valium. It is an effective stress reducer, and has benefit in cases of nervous tension, depression, irritability, hysteria, panic, anxiety, fear, stomach cramping, indigestion due to nervousness, delusions, exhaustion, and, of course, nervous sleeplessness. It also appears to have real benefits in cases of sciatica, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, shingles, and peripheral neuropathy, including numbness, tingling, muscle weakness, and pain in the extremities.

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Urban Harvest: Pre-Order Fruit Tree Sales

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Host: Urban Harvest
Type: Meetings – Club/Group Meeting
Network: Global
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2010
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Urban Harvest Farmers Market- 3000 Richmond @ Eastside

DescriptionPre-Order Fruit Tree Sales

(This is what everyone has been waiting for.)

What

Urban Harvest is now offering a pre-order monthly fruit tree sale with pick-up at the Urban Harvest farmers market. Every month, there will be a selection of fruit trees specifically for that month, depending on availability from the local growers. We suggest you check the availability monthly and place your order for that month. Your selection may only be available that one month.

How

There are two methods to pre-order.

Go to the Urban Harvest website (urbanharvest.org) and follow the links to download an order form, which you will email back to Urban Harvest.
Visit the farmers market (3000 Richmond Avenue at Eastside, in the back parking lot) on Saturday mornings between 8 a.m. and noon, and order at the Urban Harvest Greeter’s Booth.

When

Pickup will be at the farmers market from 8 a.m. to noon, on the 3rd Saturday morning of the month for which you are ordering. Please plan to have someone pick up your trees, if you are not able to do it yourself. We have no way of storing the trees if they are not picked up.

Questions

For questions, email fruittreesales@urbanharvest.org

For The Chef You Love

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The Garden makers Culinary Herb Garden Kit is a great gift for the Chef you love and the perfect addition to any garden, windowsill, or kitchen. The kit includes seeds for eight flavorful culinary herbs, selected based on their noted culinary importance and easy to grow nature. Also included is a detailed booklet with growing instructions as well as recipe ideas, and a Culinary Herb Chart for use as a quick reference guide. Enjoy fresh herbs year round and use them in dishes from around the globe.
This kit is great for a family or individual that loves to cook. Growing herbs at home is an excellent way to save money as well as a great step to healthier eating. Fresh herbs taste better and add a sense of accomplishment to your meals. Give this give to some one you love this Valentine’s Day.

Citrus Tasting Class

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Citrus Tasting Class
Type: Education – Class
Network: Global
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2009
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Location: University of Houston, Oberholtzer Hall (see Urban Harvest website for directions and parking information)

DescriptionCome sample the many exotic varieties of citrus available to us here in the Houston area. There are golden grapefruit, pumelos, blood oranges, and Chang Shou kumquats and many more! Be a contributor and bring your home grown citrus to share with the class. (Show up about 15 minutes early!) This is meant to be a brief introduction to growing citrus locally. Save seeds to start your own orchard. Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit is available. View the Urban Harvest website (www.urbanharvest.org) for more details and to register for this class.