11 Reasons To Visit A Farm & Handpick Your Produce

Have you ever thought about the time it takes or the distance your food has travelled before it makes it to your plate? You’ve either heard or know about the benefits and rewarding feeling that comes with picking fruit, veggies and ground provisions grown in your garden or land. If you haven’t yet started growing […]

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What’s Your Beautiful Design? | Remembering your Essence | Encouragement

Have you ever had a moment or walked through a season when you knew what you were called to do – a time when you understood how you serve best, shine brightest and live lightest? What’s your beautiful design? What are some activities that harmonize with whom you’re made to be? Not necessarily who you […]

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Growing Food At Home | Starting Steps

It’s come a long way since then but this blog started in March 2013 with gardening pics, homemade recipes and photos from hiking adventures on the east coast of Barbados. I was living on a farm in the ‘farming parish’ of the island, which ironically constantly had water problems (the island has a shortage.) For […]

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Growing cherry pepper plants 

Originally posted on Its Joy Within:
Cherry peppers are great for cooking and just one pepper will spice up any dish, from a stew, to a pot of basmati rice or homemade soup. Cherry peppers may be small, but they pack a powerful punch when it comes to flavour and that extra zing. The plants…

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Art gardening with JulBe

“Gardening gives me great joy!” ~ JulBeArtGardens Photos from this lovely and elegant lady’s beautiful and bountiful garden decorate social media, showcasing food and flowers grown with love. Here is the first guest post on this ‘Joy within‘ blog, by Instagram gardening sensation, a gracious gem of a lady, Julia Benn. Join us on a journey […]

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Gardening is…

One of my favourite things about being in the garden is listening to the beautiful sounds of birds in the morning.  🐦 What about you? We’d love to hear about your gardening journey, and what food or flowers you’re growing. Have you read: Growing cherry 🌶 peppers

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Growing wonder of the world plants

Kalanchoe pinnata | Wonder of the world | Leaf of life | Air plant | Bryophyllum pinnatum. Did you know that ‘wonder of the world’ leaf is edible, and that it can be helpful to treat headaches, coughs and congestion? I’ve grown, used and munched on this beautiful plant for years, without any side effects […]

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