Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers To Your Questions

We often get frequently asked questions about us and our site. It surely will not answer everyone’s questions, but when we do get questions on a regular basis we will add them into this list. We have posted most of the ones that come to mind, but we understand it is not a comprehensive list and we will do our best to change or add them as we get more. For now, I believe that these will answer some of the basics. Thanks for reading and if you have a question of us, don’t be afraid to ask.


Where did you get your knowledge of herbs & plants?
Answer: It began with studying Native American medicinal plant in college and soon evolved to working with several people in the field like Hanna Kroeger, Dr. Bernard Jensen, Mathew Wood and several others. We have had a retail store helping people find natural solutions to perplexing health challenges for over 20 years. I have found the best knowledge comes through use and practice. No single source has all knowledge so be a perpetual student.
What motivated you to start your blog?
Answer: Working in a small community you has some limitations sharing your knowledge. We have learned a great deal through our life experiences and wanted a method to share some of that experience with anyone with the desire to benefit from them. Blogging seemed like a great way to share with people with similar interests.
Why did you choose the name “I’m a little green”?
Answer: We loved all the metaphors associated with the name. As perpetual students ourselves we always feel a little green and we don’t consider ourselves experts. Our love for herbs, plants and the environment are directly linked to the concept of being green. Being a little Irish fits the metaphor also.
Where do you get inspiration for your food and recipes?
Answer: I have always been inspired by my mother-in-law. She is the type of person that could make something delicious from whatever she had available. She would have made a great guest on the Cooking Channel’s “Chopped”. She also has always been very health conscious and started cooking low-fat, low-sodium many years ago. Her cooking style has made me find healthy alternatives to common recipes. Even though I am not a vegetarian or vegan, I find these recipes to be healthy and I often find great satisfaction in making this kind of food.
How long have you been interested in restoration?
Answer: Growing up in a middle class working family, we sometimes had limited resources and were taught to reinvent items to give them new and renewed value. We restored old cars, furniture, and buildings. We were taught to reuse many old items. Today, I see recycling not only as aluminum cans and paper, but buildings, wood, metal, stone or whatever is available. Too often great items are destroyed or disposed when no one thinks creatively about their reuse or repurposing. So the short answer is all my life.
Do you have any formal photography training?
Answer: I guess that depends on what you consider formal. I have had some training while in college many years ago and we did some amateur wedding photography in our early years. Since then I have taken some additional short courses with photographers that specialize in food and macro photography. I believe that if you have a good working knowledge of photographic principles, you will do great taking your own photographs. Once you have the basics, it becomes a matter of aesthetics. Your unique eye will be your artistic signature.
Are you a Vegetarian?
Answer: I have always had trouble with labels so the short answer is no. There are many reasons why people become a vegetarian. Some have an aversion to eating meat; some do it for health reasons while others enjoy being associated with a group or identification. As the name “I’m a little green” implies, I am not perfect and do not want to give people the impression that I identify with a specific group or identity. I love gardening and fresh food, fruits and vegetables but do not limit myself to only vegetarian or vegan fare. I do love the health and nutritional value of primarily a vegetable based diet.
How do you feel about conventional medicine?
Answer: Everything including conventional medicine has its place in the healing process. There have been some incredible discoveries in science that have given people encouragement in some very disparate situations. They also have some very good testing and assessment techniques which are not readily available to natural healers. I do feel that there are many variables to consider in preventative health care. Diet, environment, genetics and lifestyle all play a huge roll in a person’s wellbeing. Most people become ill after years of poor lifestyle choices. I know that natural health solutions can provide people with healing solutions that are not provided by conventional medicine, but as always, this is a personal choice that everyone has to make on their own.