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Natural Awakenings South Central Pennsylvania

March 2014 Publisher Letter

Feb 27, 2014 01:20PM

After the winter we’ve had here in South Central Pennsylvania, I’m really looking forward to spring.

Having my own garden of fresh-grown vegetables is a perpetual item on my annual to-do list, but it’s one of those things that never seem to get done. That may soon come to an end as the prospect of container gardening may finally help me make it happen. I’ve had the original Square Foot Gardening book on my shelf for a few decades—geez, it really looks good up there on the shelf—however, with the help of local experts Joe Manotti and Seppi Garrett, owners of Your Garden Solution, you and I may be able to make that fresh vegetable garden a reality. Be sure to see the news brief for details about their upcoming local square-foot gardening presentation.

I envision a conveniently located, easily maintained, abundant and chemical-free vegetable garden right near my door, where I can walk outside and pick fresh herbs and produce daily. While there is effort involved in any type of gardening, I also look forward to the peace, tranquility and rare moment of solitude and reflection that is possible when I’m outside in the mellowness of the morning, quietly and unhurriedly tending to the ever-so-peaceful radishes, scallions, kale and tomatoes. 

Each year as winter winds down, my body and soul begin to anticipate a fresh feeling of rebirth that only spring and planting a new garden bring. The magic of the new season reappears faithfully each year, yet only lasts a short while, so I hope that whatever you’re seeking, whatever you’re ready to make happen in your life, you take the time to breathe in the fresh energy of nature’s renewal and run with it.

Just as important as putting good foods in our bodies is removing the toxins we are exposed to every day. If you haven’t done so yet, now is the time to reach out to one of the fabulous yoga, exercise or martial arts studios, or one of the spas, salt caves, massage therapists or holistic practitioners that you’ll find inside these pages. Regular exercise and detoxification are vital to health and wellness.

We rejoice that spring’s longer hours of daylight naturally call us outside to breathe in fresh air and get our body moving. Eat well, eliminate toxins and exercise—OK, I’m ready to do it. How about you?

As always, remember to feel good, live simply and laugh more,

Dave Korba, Publisher

October 2019