30 Days of Gratitude

Posted by Janelle Carriere on

This Month We're Showing Gratitude for our Mother Earth 

Follow Our Fun ‘Exploring the Garden' Learning Guide - Provided by LEGS

Explore with these Daily Inspirations from our Garden Stewards. Pick up a new book to read, some seeds from our local seed library at The Healing Muse and maybe even try a new recipe from the garden. Here are 30 ways to begin!

[you can receive seeds by mail, just send us a SASE - self stamped and self addressed envelope]

 

 

November 1 - 

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Purple Cornflower - Echinacea purpurea, Tall, Purple North American Native, Pollinator

Feel Good Book to Read: Everything Elderberry: How to Forage, Cultivate, and Cook With This Amazing Natural Remedy by: Susannah Shmurak 

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM4048468&R=4048468

Garden Recipe to Try: Elderflower Syrup 

Quote to Enjoy: “Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. ” A. A. Milne

 

November 2 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Common Milkweed - Asclepias syriaca , Tall, Soft Pink North American Native, Pollinator

https://garden.org/plants/view/75378/Common-Milkweed-Asclepias-syriaca/

Feel Good Book to Read: Grow your own spices: harvest homegrown ginger, turmeric, saffron, wasabi, vanilla, cardamom, and other incredible spices - no matter where you live By: Tasha Greer

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3975658&R=3975658

Garden Recipe to Try: Zucchini Lemon Cake

Quote to enjoy: “Garden as though you will live forever. ” Thomas Moore

  

November 3 - 

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: African Marigold - Tagetes Erecta, Large, Yellow Flower

https://garden.org/plants/view/678590/Marigold-Tagetes-erecta-Orange-Hawaii/

Feel Good Book to Read: Medicinal Herbs of Eastern Canada: a pictorial manual  By: Brenda Jones

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3913642&R=3913642

Garden Recipe to Try: Cherry Tomato sauce 

Quote to Enjoy: “Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.”  Luther Burbank

  

November 4 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Basil - Bacilicum Genovese, Herb

https://garden.org/plants/view/588446/Basil-Ocimum-bacilicum-Genovese/

Feel Good Book to Read: The Suburban Micro Farm: modern solutions for busy people. By: Amy Stross

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3720926&R=3720926

Garden Recipe to Try: Recipe: Pear Chutney

Quote to Enjoy: “A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it. ” Dogen

 

November 5 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Butterfly Milkweed - Asclepia Tuberosa 

https://garden.org/plants/view/75379/Butterfly-Milkweed-Asclepias-tuberosa/

Feel Good Book to Read: The Living Soil Handbook: the no-till grower’s guide to ecological market gardening

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM4112615&R=4112615

Garden Recipe to Try: Green Tomato Tarts

Quote to Enjoy: “Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air.” Georges Bernanos

 

November 6 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Calendula - Calendula Officinalis 

https://garden.org/plants/view/75654/Pot-Marigold-Calendula-officinalis/

Feel Good Book to Read: The Book of the Earthworm. By: Sally Coulthard

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM4101177&R=4101177

Garden Recipe to Try: Zucchini Lasagna

Quote to Enjoy: “I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I’d see the summer garden in rainbow clouds. ” Robert Bridges

 

November 7 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Blanket Flower (Native) - Gaillarda

https://garden.org/plants/view/76606/Blanket-Flower-Gaillardia/

Feel Good Book to Read: Herbal Houseplants: grow beautiful herbs - indoors!  By: Susan Betz

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM4103219&R=4103219

Garden Recipe to Try: Garden Fresh Tomato Soup

Quote to Enjoy: “Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration. ” D. H. Lawrence

 

November 8 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Brown-Eyed Susan, Rudebeckia Triloba 

https://garden.org/plants/view/78799/Browneyed-Susan-Rudbeckia-triloba/

Feel Good Book to Read: The Ecological Gardener: how to create beauty and diversity from the soil up. By: Matt Rees-Warren

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM4112606&R=4112606

Garden Recipe to Try: Dark Cherry Mulberry Jam Recipe

Quote to Enjoy: “Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are. ” Alfred Austin

 

November 9 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Chamomile - Matricaria chamomilla 

https://www.thespruce.com/how-to-grow-chamomile-1402627

Feel Good Book to Read: The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Great Vegetables. By: Lorene Forkner

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM4072463&R=4072463

Garden Recipe to Try: Pickled Garlic Scapes Recipe 

Quote to Enjoy: “The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous.”Rabindranath Tagore

 

November 10 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Columbine (Vulgaris), Dark Purple Flower - Aquilegia Vulgaris - https://garden.org/plants/view/136675/European-Columbine-Aquilegia-vulgaris-Clementine-Dark-Purple/

Feel Good Book to Read: Unearthing the Secret Garden: The Plants and Places That Inspired. By: Marta McDowell

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM4141732&R=4141732

Garden Recipe to Try: Baked Apple

Quote to Enjoy: “A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule.”  Michael Pollan

 

November 11 - 

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Coneflower (Prairie) - Ratibida Columnifera 

https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/flower/prairie-coneflower

Feel Good Book to Read: Winterland: Create a Beautiful Garden for Every Season. By: Cathy Rees

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM4136472&R=4136472

Garden Recipe to Try: Saskatoon Rhubarb Jam

Quote to Enjoy: “And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ” Khalil Gibran

 

November 12 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Coreopsis, Yellow Tickseed - Coreopsis

https://garden.org/plants/view/738999/Coreopsis-Corey-Yellow/

Feel Good Book to Read:  Outstanding American gardens : a celebration : 25 years of the Garden Conservancy By: Brenner, Marion

Garden Recipe to Try: Spicy Peach Chutney

Quote to Enjoy: “Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace. ” May Sarton

 

November 13 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Dill - Anethum Graveolens

https://garden.org/plants/view/75274/Dills-Anethum-graveolens/

Feel Good Book to Read: Seasons of an Amish garden : four stories  By: Amy Clipston

Garden Recipe to Try: Low Sugar Red Currant Jelly

Quote to Enjoy: “Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too. ” William Cowper

 

November 14 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Columbine (Eastern Red) - Aquilegia Canadensis

https://garden.org/plants/view/75292/Eastern-Red-Columbine-Aquilegia-canadensis/

Feel Good Book to Read: Saladish: a crunchier, grainier, herbier, heartier, tastier way with vegetables By Ilene Rosen 

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3681883&R=3681883

Garden Recipe to Try: Green Tomato Mincemeat Tarts

Quote to Enjoy: “Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers. ” May Sarton

 

November 15 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Evening primrose - Oenothera Biennis 

https://garden.org/plants/view/83563/Common-Evening-Primrose-Oenothera-biennis/

Feel Good Book to Read: Sisterhood of the Enchanted Forest: Sustenance, Wisdom, and Awakening in Finland’s Karelia  By: Naomi Moriyama 

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM4133597&R=4133597

Garden Recipe to Try: Green Tomato Chutney

Quote to Enjoy: “From plants that wake when others sleep, from timid jasmine buds that keep their odour to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about. ” Thomas Moore

 

November 16 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Field Poppy (annual) - Papaver Rhoeas

https://garden.org/plants/view/86774/Field-Poppy-Papaver-rhoeas/

Feel Good Book to Read: Immune: A Journey into the Mysterious System That Keeps You Alive  By: Philipp Dettmer

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM4111492&R=4111492

Garden Recipe to Try: Chocolate Zucchini Bread or Muffins

Quote to Enjoy: “Garden as though you will live forever. ” Thomas Moore

 

November 17 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Hollyhocks - Alcea rosea

https://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/perennial/hollyhock/

Feel Good Book to Read: The Embodied Mind: Understanding the Mysteries of Cellular Memory, Consciousness, and Our Bodies  By: Thomas S. Verny

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM4133586&R=4133586

Garden Recipe to Try: Herb Butter Cookies

Quote to Enjoy: “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. ” Marcus Tullius Cicero

 

November 18 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Coriander / Cilantro - Coriandrum Sativum

https://garden.org/plants/view/86729/Cilantros-Coriandrum-sativum/

Feel Good Book to Read: Everyday Vitality: Turning Stress into Strength  By: Samantha Boardman

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM4070321&R=4070321

Garden Recipe to Try: Sour Cherry Jelly

Quote to Enjoy: “To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour.” William Blake

 

November 19 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Joe Pye Weed - Eutrochium

https://garden.org/plants/view/528424/Joe-Pye-Weed-Eutrochium/

Feel Good Book to Read: The One-Straw Revolution: an introduction to natural farming  By: Masanobu Fukuoka

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM2525662&R=2525662

Garden Recipe to Try:  Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Quote to Enjoy: “It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees. ” George Eliot

 

November 20 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Lettuce (Green) - Lactuca Sativa

https://garden.org/plants/view/550280/Lettuce-Lactuca-sativa-Mazur/

Feel Good Book to Read: The Modern Herbal Dispensatory: a medicine-making guide  By: Thomas Easley

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3470817&R=3470817

Garden Recipe to Try: Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Quote to Enjoy: “A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit. ” D. Elton Trueblood

 

November 21 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Morning Glory - Ipomoea Tricolor

https://www.almanac.com/plant/morning-glories

Feel Good Book to Read: The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s new world  By: Andrea Wulf

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3335338&R=3335338

Garden Recipe to Try: Mulberry Preserves

Quote to Enjoy: “A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them. ” Liberty Hyde Bailey

 


 

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