At The Garden's Gate – A personal guide to self-discovery in growing a sustainable backyard meadow, working with nature and the land, living a wheel of truths.
At the Garden's Gate is the story of one woman's journey in creating a meadow when going "green" wasn't an everyday word. As the author follows her passion for learning about medicinal and edible plants, a meadow evolves that supports natural and personal growth. During this process, she reconnects with her Native American heritage, learning the wisdom of the Medicine Wheel and its teachings. This is a story of partnership with the land, a story of personal discovery and love of nature.
Stories—our personal narratives—have meanings on many levels. Using story in the ancient ways of her Native American elders, the author offers insight, wisdom and conveys an impetus to create connections with nature in our daily lives.
We are on the cusp of creating a new Earth, one of collaboration, of cooperative effort that recognizes our hearts. One our soul can align with.
The garden becomes our centering place. It beckons us through a gate of new understandings and growth. The garden's gate presents us with a doorway into our deeper self. The garden's path offers a way to remember and to be with self, in stillness, meandering onto unknown pathways that can twist and turn but are filled with such beauty.
For that is who we are, co-creators, one with all of creation.
About Judith Dreyer, MS (Hartford, Connecticut Author)
Judith Dreyer, MS, BSN, RN, has an MS in Human Nutrition and her BS in Nursing. She is the author of the book and blog: At the Garden’s Gate. For over thirteen years, she has taught at Western CT State University in Danbury, CT focusing on holistic health, including western-based herbalism. She recently became certified as a Holistic Stress Management Instructor with Paramount Institute. She is also a Dreamer, studying dreams with several teachers. Judith offers holistic consultations for wellness and dream consults privately. Judith studied Archetypes with Fredericka Close, one of Caroline Myss’ certified Archetype teachers. She owned and operated Health Food Junction, a full-service health food store, for five years in the foothills of NW CT. Judith completed Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Apprenticeship program. As a Master Gardener, Judith offers presentations on wild edible and medicinal plants, landscape sustainability, and creating meadows throughout the East coast. She is also available for topics in the holistic health field. She is currently a member of the CT Master Gardener Association and United Plant Savers. Contact Judith at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.judithdreyer.com