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The Sage, Wisdom from the Edible Garden, April 14, 2017

Change is the foundation for growth, making it a frequent topic in life and this blog. Change is more visible during spring than any other time of the year, except fall. Out of the grey and barren landscape that we have known for months, springs an array of colorful flowers and scents erupt. The songs […]

The Sage, Wisdom from the Edible Garden, March 23

I try to start every morning with a slow, calm, meditative walk through the Edible Garden. Slowing down my steps to match my breath allows me to deeply connect with the flow of the garden. While “flowing,”’ I try to place my attention completely on the environment and my place in the natural cycle of […]

Seeing Green: Isaac’s Café Specials, March 13-17

It certainly is not unusual to see green this time of year. In fact, we have been seeing green for most of February.  It started with the tender buds sprouting on so many of the trees at Bernheim to the daffodils coming up behind Isaac’s Café.  Even with the colder weather this week, the plants seem […]

The Sage: Winter Reflection Wisdom from the Edible Garden

For many cultures throughout history, winter, particularly January through March, has been recognized as the moment in time to most successfully reflect on the past and envision for the future. Though this winter has not always felt like winter, it’s still important use this time to reflect and acknowledge that life can be filled with […]

The Sage: Soil Wisdom from the Edible Garden

As seasons come and go, change comes for us all. When these changes come,  it’s easy to lose hope. In nature, death, the ultimate change, is all around us. It is an inescapable partner to life. However, the end of one cycle always provides the foundation for fostering new life: a fallen tree becomes habitat and […]

The Sage: Wisdom from the Edible Garden

As mother nature stretches free from winter’s cold slumber once again, the scent of distant flowers bring a smile to any face traversing nature. Bees and spring peepers venture out early, some of the first of nature’s symphony serenade the returning sun. Water flows unimpeded by the force of ice life swims through the shimmering […]

Making the Most of What You’ve Got: Isaac’s Café Specials, December 12-16

I’m a firm believer in using what you have on hand in the kitchen. As a mom on a budget, I often had to get creative and make do with what we had. The same holds true at Isaac’s Café. Because Bernheim is a private not-for-profit organization, I want to always be mindful of being […]

Meet the Plant: Daylilies

Hemerocallis, most commonly known as the daylily, is sometimes considered the perfect perennial. Hemerocallis means “Beauty for a Day”, a fitting name since the bloom of the Daylily typically lasts a day’s time. This flower, of Asian descent, was only originally found in three different colors: red, orange, and yellow. Today, however, hybridizing has allowed […]