Austin Urban Gardens

Raised Bed Gardening and Eating Well in Austin, Texas

Happy New Year, 2018! I’m Back… January 2, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — austinurbangardens @ 9:32 am

Happy New Year!  I haven’t been here in so long, but I always kind of knew I’d find something to say and come back to it.

When I stopped blogging, Paula and I had just launched Springdale Handmade.   Since that post, we have expanded beyond the Springdale Farm farmstand to quite a few retail locations.  I’m looking forward to blogging about them here.

We have learned so much on this journey, and my gardening has changed as a result.  I’m still growing lots of food, but have added an apothecary garden which I intend to really ramp up this Spring.  We use lots of herbs, flowers and other plants in our soaps, and I’m growing more and more of them in my own gardens.  The healing benefits of plants (and therefore essential oils) is so interesting to me, and I’m still learning every day.  We don’t use synthetic fragrance oils in any of our products, and I’ve learned lots about natural remedies that I think it might be interesting reading for some of you.

Going forward, it is my hope to blog about about it all.  For any subscribers who have held on over the last couple of years, it won’t hurt my feelings if you unsubscribe.  I’m hoping this new content will be interesting to someone and I look forward to journaling my new adventures.

Next post will be about Calendula Flowers.









4 Responses to “Happy New Year, 2018! I’m Back…”

  1. Kristi Says:

    Nice to see you back! Happy New Year!

  2. Stefanie Limerick Says:


    I am a new follower 😊 looking forward to hearing more about your apothecary garden! I was wondering if you have any personal experience with online herbal courses specifically Rosemary Gladstar’s correspondence course and the Herbal Academy’s intermediate course. Thank you for your help.

    Stefanie Limerick

    “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” – Unknown

    • austinurbangardens Says:

      Hello Stefanie! Welcome – I hope to provide some interesting content! I have not taken any online courses, but do watch Rosemary’s Youtube sessions on individual herbs and flowers and find them very useful.


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