Note: Currently, we just have information
on the new Magickal Gardeners Society. More to come in future
By: Tinkers, Co-coordinator of MGS, in cooperation with
Luna, Co-coordinator of MGS and the help of Sage, Assistant
Coordinator of MGS
WHO WE ARE:
The Magickal Gardeners Society was established several years
ago, by Forestwoman to share gardening ideas with CMA membership.
The min. amount of people within CMA joined to make it a
society within CMA, the egroup is not CMA owned. We are
comprised of amateur to experienced gardeners who are diversified
in our interests; they range from herbal specialists to
vegetable gardeners to people who just garden for the fun
of it. Our membership to date is 35 people. Some are members
of CMA, some are not. Our membership is open to any and
all gardeners of all ages!
1. To promote beneficial planting at Spirit Haven, by beneficial
we mean helpful to the land, the membership and CMA.
2. To follow organic gardening methods (as much as possible)
in order to prevent more buildup of chemicals and to detoxify
3. To irradicate poisonous/obnoxious plantings already in
place, ie: poison oak, poison ivy
4. To promote species that are indigenous to Texas and/or
the south central quarter of the North American continent;
inclusion of non-native plants that are of use magickally
and/or medicinally or in culinary manner.
5. To develop the land (Spirit Haven) in such a way as to
promote natural insect and wildlife santuary.
6. To provide a forum where members can present and discuss
future plantings at Spirit Haven, so that we can work in
coordination with the CMA Board of Directors.
7. To promote magickal use of herbs and plantings at Spirit
8. To maintain beneficial plantings.
FUTURE PLANTINGS FOR SPIRIT HAVEN (subject to approval
by the board of directors)
We, as a group, will be presenting the following gardening
plans, to the Board of Directors this fall:
1. Companion Herb Garden.. planting of an herb garden that
contains common use, magickal use and multi-purpose herbs.
Some of the suggestions so far include Sage(also known as
Arizona white or indian sage), Rosemary, Mint, Chamomile,
Native American Buffalo Gourds and Lemon Grass. We are open
to suggestions! Estimated time of planting: Spring 2006
2. Blackberry Vines.. the native texas "Doyle" variety,
Thornless blackberries.. some already donated!! Estimated
planting: Late Fall 2005
3. Butterfly/Hummingbird/Dragonfly Garden: not sure of location
of this yet, speaking with LadyBird center in Austin for
consultation about types of plants needed and best location.
Believe it or not, the experts say that this type of garden
will draw butterflies, hummingbirds and Brother Dragonfly!
Estimated planting fall 2005 and spring 2006
4. Magickal Flowers Garden.. specifically flowers that are
used for magickal/mystical purposes (legal varieties)..
these are traditionally not herbs, but classified as flowers
or plants. Estimated planting time: Undecided
Due to the fact that we are starting these programs from
scratch, any donations of plants and/or seeds would be greatly
appreciated. So far we have donations of native american
buffalo gourds, Harvest Pink Star Tobacco, Doyle Blackberries
and various magickal flowers. For more information, to donate
plants, volunteer to help with gardening or just plain talk
contact: Tinkers: email@example.com; or Luna: firstname.lastname@example.org
. See us at Samhain Festival, in Council Oaks for the society
My husband Sage (Paul) is the assistant coordinator and
will be doing much (I love you honey) of the actual planting.