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Renovation update!

Here is a sneak peek! Oh, we have been up until the wee hours of the morning many nights finishing this, but loving how it's all turning out. Lots of handmade love has gone into this reno! 

Find us at k-days this year!

We will be back again at k-days for our second year! Find us in Hall H - The Neighbourhood.  The show runs from July 22-31 @ Northlands grounds in Edmonton, Alberta. Stop by to try some wonderful skincare samples from our sampling bar. We will have a few show specials happening too, so follow our instagram feed @LivPlantiful for details.


Featured on Maybe Daley's blog!

Amy Beaith

Tags article, blog, Edmonton, featured, guest, Maybe Daley, spring, YEG

Featured on Maybe Daley's blog: Cool people doing cool things! Was amazing meeting Dale behind her awesome blog. She is lovely in person, smart, and funny! 

To read the article, go here: http://maybedaley.com/blog-native/2016/5/1/cool-people-doing-cool-things-amy-of-plantiful


Winter craft shows!

WOW! It's been a busy few months gearing up for the holiday craft fair season, which is almost here!  Find us @ the following craft shows in the coming weeks! Hope to see you there! We will have some new products as well as all your favourites! Drop by and say hi!  1) Make It Edmonton (NEW VENUE!!) @ Northlands Expo Centre, Nov 26th - 29th.  2) Royal Bison Art & Craft Fair, Nov 27-29th & Dec 4-6th. 3) Shop the Loft  December 12th, 10am-4pm. 


Rosehips - a gem of the prairies!

Edmonton's river valleys and parks are blessed with lots of wild rose bushes. I take joy in going into the valleys in the fall to collect rosehips.

What are rosehips? Seen here, they are the bulb of the rosebud essentially.  They have been used for centuries by aboriginal populations for this reason. It's interesting to note that During World War II, there was a public campaign started by registered dietitian, Claire Loewenfeld, who was working for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children encouraged people to collect wild rose hips and make a rose hip syrup for children (2). The topic even made it into the British Medical Journal (BMJ)! (1). Citrus fruits imported during this period came on ships and like many other ships with various goods heading to Britain, they were a target, resulting in a shortage of imported citrus fruits during the war. Rosehips have been used for medicinal and therapeutic properties for centuries. Rosehips contain more vitamin C than many citrus fruits, which is great to know for wild foraging and for those wanting to live local. No need to buy citrus fruits to get your vitamin C, you have a plentiful source in your backyard. 


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