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Julie graduated from Creighton University with a major in dance and Theology and taught for several years at an inner-city school in Milwaukee. With a desire to expand her knowledge of the arts and spirituality, she attended St. John’s University in Collegeville and completed a Masters in Theology and Liturgical Studies. Over the years, her quest to merge diverse religious beliefs and practices through the commonalities of love and peaceful living, led her to travel, live, and study with shaman practitioners, herbal healers, Native American medicine women, Buddhist priests and other earth-based spiritual teachers. Through these experiences and experiences with global metaphysical teachings, she learned to honor the eternal source of love in all people.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Kin Domain Hedge


Osage-orange (Maclura pomifera) Hedge apple, bois-d'arc is a new discovery for me. I was out walking with my two year old nephew and discovered these along a wooded path. At first I thought someone had thrown out old tennis balls but headed off the path to explore. Beneath the leaves there were many of these lovely citrus smelling fruits. Naturally, I set out to research the new species--new to me that is! If you follow the above link, you can read all about the tree's history and uses. The University of Nebraska Extension made an insecticide which worked. I wonder if there will be future natural insecticide products on the market with this ingredient. Given enough space and diligent pruning, I do believe these would make an effective Kin Domain hedge.

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