Gratitude Garden in Clinton, Maryland

Description

In March when the COVID-19 pandemic began to grow around the world I realized that I would not be able to carry on my art practice in the ways that I have traditionally worked.

Most planned projects were either canceled or postponed and some turned into electronic gatherings. I pretty much committed to staying close to home and began to bring more focus to my Gratitude Garden.

The plants were happy, as my love and attention was much appreciated. This abundance of time to really be with the garden, the plants, the insects, the soil, and the weather was healing and empowering. I noticed that my neighbors also showed a new interest in what I am growing.

Out of these experiences came a new idea for a wellness product!

Auntie Caryl’s lets me continue sharing my art with you as well as the abundance of herbs and love that has emerged from this time of being in strong relationship with nature and HER HEALING and BALANCING energy.

My Gratitude Garden in Clinton, Maryland has been a kitchen garden since 2004 and a medicinal herb garden since 2010. I have served family and friends for many years with herbal tinctures, teas, and tonics - as well as dream pillows and other gifts that are derived from the garden.

Story contributed by Caryl H. 

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Digital art image created by Caryl Henry Alexander from images taken at Three Part Harmony Farm, Washington D.C.

Digital art image created by Caryl Henry Alexander from images taken at Three Part Harmony Farm, Washington D.C.

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