Gardeners know all the dirt!



is good for your

mental health

I love it when scientific studies back up what we already know to be true. Many of us enjoy gardening for more than the scrumptious food we harvest; it is a love of playing in the dirt! Interacting with our gardens is soothing to the soul in so many ways. It lets us play with creativity, dig into the dirt and feel the earth, gives us something to focus on, and boy does it feel good to pull the weeds and see instant results. 


Science in increasingly finding support for the benefits of interacting with nature, finding that tending to our gardens is good for our mental and physical health. 

What's better than playing in the dirt?

7 Best Flowers For Your Cutting Garden

Beautiful Flowers to Grow in Your Garden for Exquisite Bouquets

How Food Connects Us To Nature

how to
harvest & dry
herbs and flowers

Learn the best ways to harvest and dry your herbs and flowers

Wild Flowers

Flowers you can eat! Make salads and treats look pretty with these edible flowers

Greenhouse 6987

We have built our own greenhouse in order to extend the growing season and produce our own herbs, spices and natural foods. Living in the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 6987 ft presents some interesting challenges. 


Click to follow along as we experiment with plants, soil, tools and techniques. We share what we learn, tips and tricks on what works and even what does not work so well.


While we are working on adding information and resources to our website, if you would like to learn more, I highly suggest exploring Pinterest. It is truly a treasure trove of ideas and tutorials.


I See Trees of Green Red Roses Too,

I See Them Bloom For Me and You

And I Think to Myself

What a Wonderful World

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Make you Feel Better

A rewarding connection with nature offers healing, renewal, knowledge, life purpose, and  a spiritual oasis to daily life.

Strengthen your ties to the earth.

Incorporate nature's wisdom into daily life. Cultivate a deep and intuitive relationship with nature and create a fulfilling holistic lifestyle that supports the earth and your spirit.

We are proud to offer resources on Holistic Health including  Aromatherapy,  Plant and Tree Medicine,  Interactive Activities, Guided Meditations and more to assist you on your journey.

What is EcoTherapy?

Nourish the Body, Soothe the Soul, Ignite the Spirit

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