The Exquisite Beauty of Nature

There are many more benefits to foraging plants in the wild than just the medicine they bring to us.

Before we pick our first plant, we are brought into the exquisite beauty of nature. It’s the peace and quiet that first draws attention. The utter calm that is so different from the jarring electricity of the urban or suburban areas where many of us live. After appreciating the freedom from disturbance for a few moments, we begin ...

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Hugelkultur Gardening

Hugelkultur Gardening

Victory gardening seems to be on the upswing as people turn their attention to growing food. I’m a big fan of hugelkultur guilds. This type of gardening is super easy and brings high yields!

Hugelkultur is German for “hill culture.” Hugelkultur employs nontoxic and noninvasive logs and branches, fallen leaves, grass clippings, straw, cardboard, food waste, dead things the cat brings in, spent grains from the local brewery, seaweed, manure from chickens, rabbits, horses, etc., compost, whatever biomass is available, ...

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Quinoa, Veggie, and Herb Stuffed Pumpkin

Hello friends and happy holidays! Whether it‘s time with friends, family, or starting new traditions, this time of year means gathering together and eating savory food! I’ve put together a paleo friendly recipe geared towards health and great taste! May it become one of your traditional crowd pleasing sides.

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Autumn Apothecary

The days are cooler and the nights are longer. It’s not all boots, scarves, incense, and pumpkin spice! Fill your herbal toolbelt with easy to make – and take – herbal remedies that ease cold and flu symptoms, kill viruses, and generally help our loved ones feel warm and cozy!

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Little Fall Is Here!

It’s “Little Fall!” I call the time when plants are telling us that the wheel of the year has turned, but the calendar still says summer Little Fall. Like a “tween,” little fall begins the changes that take the plants from active towards dormant.

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Summer Savvy Health Tips

Summer is here and it’s hot! With the heat and sun come sunburn, heat rash, heat exhaustion, and even heat stroke. We have easy solutions to all the common sun related ailments!

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Plant Medicine Made Easy

 

 

While you can find as many ways to make herbal medicine as there are blogs on the internet, the following is a short plant medicine making tutorial based on my more than 30 years of making herbal remedies.

Herbal remedies. It’s important to know how to make the basics and to have many options to accommodate preferences. How can we support a person with plants if they won’t or can’t take alcohol tinctures, don’t like the taste of teas, or think that ...

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The Truth About Elderberries

Elderberries are powerful medicine to have on hand, and there is so much controversy surrounding this plant. To heat or not to heat? Are elderberries poisonous? Those are the questions for which I do my best to give thoughtful and well researched answers.

 

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Nettle Lasagna Recipe – It’s Freaking Amazing!

Nettle Lasagna. It’s one dish I make several times in the spring. Nettles are high in iron and many micronutrients including calcium, manganese, magnesium, selenium, zinc, and potassium. As I’m a big fan of getting the medicine of plants to the people in a way they will happily take them so that healing can occur, nettle lasagna is a tasty way to get the health giving benefits of nettles into your family and friends. It’s always a crowd pleaser! Nettle ...

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