Herbals

Garlic Mustard, Perfection, and Grace

Garlic Mustard, Perfection, and Grace
Yesterday I stood in my yard, arms full of garlic mustard, and felt absolutely terrible. It was hotter than average for this time of year (isn't i...

Creating Habitat: Inviting Life to Your Backyard

Creating Habitat: Inviting Life to Your Backyard
It's becoming more and more popular to replace traditional grass lawns with plants, shrubs and flowers that support the local ecosystem, and I cou...

How to Grow Garlic

How to Grow Garlic
It's November, and there are only a few dry leaves left on the trees, the mellow golds and bright reds turned to burnt orange and brown. I can hea...

Finding Connection

Finding Connection

Do you remember how you felt about the world when you were little? How did you think about the sky, the birds, the trees and animals?  Maybe you saw them more as kin than other, more as friend and equal than separate and object.

Maybe that connection feels lost, but you can find it again.

A Deep Summer Pause and the Art of Niksen

A Deep Summer Pause and the Art of Niksen
August is the perfect time to practice the art of niksen - doing nothing at all.

Why I Don't Have a Lawn

Why I Don't Have a Lawn
I have a confession to make: I don't mow my lawn.

Why Herbs Don't Work

Why Herbs Don't Work
A lot of people get the wrong idea about herbs because they just aren't using them correctly. Here are a few common mistakes to avoid.

Herbs for Wildfire Season

Herbs for Wildfire Season
Aside from the emotional effects of seeing the sky shrouded by these plumes of smoke, it can have detrimental effects on our health. Thankfully, there are plants that have the specific ability to support our bodies as they deal with poor air quality.

Litha

Litha
Celebrate the summer solstice by harvesting and working with magic + medicinal plants.

Nourishing Infusions

Nourishing Infusions
Add some good stuff to your life in the new year with nourishing herbal infusions.

Spice Rack Herbalism

Spice Rack Herbalism
The next time you feel under the weather, head to your spice rack!

The Art of Herbal Tea

The Art of Herbal Tea
The cold weather is here, and with it, tea season. Learn the basics of making a delicious, health-supporting herbal tea.