Something Fresh and New in 2015


Whether you believe in making resolutions or not, I think a new year brings with it hope for something new, something better. We tend to dream of a more productive and prosperous year than the last.

I’m no exception. This year, I want to begin gardening.

The idea of growing some of my own food is exciting. It’s a project that has the potential to provide a great sense of accomplishment as well as save some money.


I want to begin with a container garden. That way, I’m not concerned with preparing my backyard and/or constructing a raised bed just yet.

Although I’ve never had a “green thumb” in the past – my plants tend to die – I’m looking forward to trying my hand at this. Anyway, this is a new year, right? This could be the year for my green thumb debut.

So, here goes.

I will share my journey and what I learn along the way toward cultivating a great container garden and reaping a bountiful harvest for the table!

How about you? Does the idea of growing some food of your own excite you? Or do you have another goal that you hope to achieve this year that you believe will get you one step closer to your natural green oasis?

What’s your green resolution?

Remembering 2014 at Natural Green Oasis

I decided to take this time to look back over this year’s posts.

A couple of them were written at the end of 2013. They were the first two posts of a five-part series that continued into 2014.  It’s interesting to look back at practically this time a year ago.

I enjoyed writing and sharing these posts. I hope you enjoyed them as well.

Here are 10 in chronological order:

1.     Organic Clothing

2.     Health Benefits of Organic Clothing

Clothing fibers break down over time. Imagine a plethora of chemicals breaking down and outgassing while you’re wearing your favorite outfit.

3.     Organic Clothing Aids Environment

4.     More Benefits of Organic Clothing


5.     Is It Or Is It Not Organic?

6.     Something New

7.     Too Many Choices?

The “green” industry is booming and vying for your business by presenting what seems like a gazillion products to choose from all with different “levels” of greenness.

8.     A Delicious Discovery

9.     The Splendid Sweet Potato


10.   Five Benefits and Sources of Vitamin C

Feel free to share your favorite Natural Green Oasis posts.




Five Benefits and Sources of Vitamin C

We all know that vitamins and minerals are important to us. Having enough of them provides our bodies with the fuel to function optimally. But, it helps me to know some details about how these powerful components work individually. I thought this may … [Continue reading]

Simple As Well As Multifaceted

If you’re like me, you normally have pretty busy days. Yet, within the midst of the holiday season, your days can feel out of control. During this time, I enjoy using items that simplify life and fulfill many purposes. So, I thought it appropriate … [Continue reading]

The Splendid Sweet Potato

How do you prepare sweet potatoes or do you not eat them at all? If not, you are missing out on one of the more nutritious root vegetables. Fond Memories Growing up, I frequently enjoyed sweet potato dishes. They were prepared as desserts … [Continue reading]

A Delicious Discovery

Have you ever run across a cookbook that you absolutely love and use it almost all of the time? I have. Actually, there are about three that I’ve found and use quite frequently. One of these favorites is The Allergen-Free Baker's Handbook by … [Continue reading]

Too Many Choices?

Choices, Choices Do you ever feel overwhelmed with all of the choices of products that you can purchase for yourself, home, and family? Is it confusing to try and figure out what’s green and healthy in the first place? The “green” industry is … [Continue reading]

Something New

Have you ever felt like you're tired of the same old, same old and yearn for something fresh and new? Well, I'm no different. You may have noticed that the site has been down for a while. Well, we're back with a new look and a new feature that I … [Continue reading]

How To Avoid “Dirty Electricity”

I, like many of us, enjoy modern conveniences such as computers, telephones, etc. In many ways, they enhance our lives. Yet, in other ways, these conveniences can have a diminishing effect on our lives. Electricity is an example of a modern … [Continue reading]

Is It Or Is It Not Organic?

This is the fifth and final post in the organic clothing series. As I wrap things up, I’d like to share with you a few more things you should know about organic clothing. How To Tell If A Garment Is Organic. 1. First of all, the USDA does not … [Continue reading]