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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Herbal Respiratory Support

Winter can be harsh on the respiratory system. Everywhere we go, we hear people coughing! We need relief and we need it now!

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The Magic and Medicine of the Birch Tree

The birch tree is both magical and medicinal. It’s shrouded in a bit of mystery – my favorite kind of mystery. The mystery unfolds if we sit quietly at its feet and listen.

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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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