We westerners are not a bitter food eating culture and we’re missing out in a big way. We’ve spent decades breeding out all the less desirable characteristics, like bitterness, in many of our foods, foods that were once wild and […]
Beginner-Friendly Herbal Education:
Deeper Dives into the Medicine & Magic of the Plants
Get to know the plants better & make friends, because we’re in it together for the long haul!
Much of the magic of the plants is shrouded in mystery, but that wasn’t always the case. For eons, plants & humans have evolved together on this beautiful planet that we share, but our relationship with the natural world has become increasingly strained & in some cases, nearly nonexistent.
Our hyper-industrialized modern world has led us away from the earth in so many ways. And in stepping away from the earth, we’ve walked away from the plants, throwing a huge stick into the spokes of our true wellness.
But we can have both! We can enjoy the many conveniences of the modern world in harmony & reciprocity with the natural world.
It’s time to reconnect!
Here you’ll find easy-to-digest, beginner-friendly herbal education. There are recipes for simple herbal remedies, how-to guides on many herbal preparations, & materia medica on some of the most common culinary and medicinal herbs.
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For a bright and cheery little flower, the dandelion sure does create a lot of conflict! But before you wage war on the dandelion flowers growing in your yard, learn about 5 very good reasons to, instead, learn to peacefully […]
Dandelions are probably one of the first flowers children come to recognize. They’re distinct and easy to spot and it’s hard to forget the magic in blowing your first poof of wishes out into the world. I, however, remember dandelions a little differently, but you know how funny memory can be, especially as a child.
Getting through the last weeks of winter is not for the faint of heart. Our bodies are longing for sun and warmth and anything but another potato or squash. Luckily, just as the weather starts to warm even the slightest bit, up come the wild spring greens. Early spring foraging can be a light at the end of the long wintery tunnel. Here’s 3 incredibly nutritious spring greens cleverly disguised as backyard weeds.
Stinging nettle (Urtica spp.) has come to be one of the more popular wild greens of the spring and early summer. It often pops up at farmer’s markets and on farm-to-table menus. Its inherent wildness, culinary versatility, and impressive nutrient density make it quite an attractive plant! If you’re lucky enough to have come across it in the wild, you probably know it by its sting too. While not particularly flashy or showy, stinging nettle’s benefits and uses are incredibly abundant!