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Medicinal Gardening with Jaynaya Atkins

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In Episode 18  Gabby speaks with Jaynaya Atkins.

Jaynaya is a certified herbalist, medicine maker, distiller & regenerative farmer. She has a special interest in ethnobotany & the contribution of plants & fungi towards reconciliation with the Self, especially in cases of chronic illness, disturbances of the psyche, & the nature of addiction.

Some things Gabby & Jay talked about:


  • Soil - it's our duty to take care of it to ensure we have the food & medicine we need

  • Topsoil / humus & the symbiotic relationships in the soil where all life begins

  • How to cultivate healthy soil for a thriving garden

  • Composting - the different types, why it's important, & some tips from Jay

  • Plant communication - being conscious & present

  • Plant medicine - helping us to meet ourselves where we're at

  • Ritual gardening

  • Gardening as therapy, helping us to be mindful & connected


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Tune in for your fortnightly dose of conscious conversations about health from both a macro and a micro perspective, with naturopath Gabby Pavlovic. 


Gabby is all about empowering you to educate yourself about how you can live your healthiest, most aligned life by reconnecting with nature and with yourself. Every couple of weeks Gabby will share conversations with you to get you thinking about how you can improve and support your health. You will also learn how your health is connected to the wider environment around you, and how the state of that environment also affects your health.

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