Learning herbalism made me dig deep and not just in the soil

Learning herbalism made me dig deep and not just in the soil Don’t have enough time or energy to study herbalism? I hear ya. Here’s how I did it. Taking a year-long intensive Master Herbalism Program (MHP) seemed manageable considering I had some of the requirements...

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How I overcame self-doubt in becoming an herbalist

Once upon a time I wanted to be an herbalist. Then I talked myself out of it . . . over and over and over. I convinced myself not to be an herbalist for so many years. I tried to ignore it and rationalize it away. But, it didn’t go away. The pull to connect with...

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Mini MM – Crampbark (Viburnum opulus L. var. americanum)

This is the start of my series called "Mini MM" which stands for Mini Materia Medica. Materia Medica is a collection of remedies and in this case, herbal information. Crampbark is a common ornamental shrub in my neck of the woods - Wisconsin. After years of seeing it...

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Mini MM – White Pine (Pinus strobus)

This is the start of my serios called "Mini MM" which stands for Mini Materia Medica.  Materia Medica is a collection of remedies and in this case, herbal information. I love the way white pine sounds when the wind moves through the needles. It's a soft gentle sound -...

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Herbal Retreat Time! Celebrating Plants & Honoring Teachers

I was so relaxed after I left the "Herbal Traditions Retreat with Rosemary Gladstar and Friends". Nature, good food, singing, ceremonies, and new friends will do that to you. I stayed in a cabin right on the grounds of the conference site at Camp Helen Brachman in...

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Listening to our Ancestors: Herbal Ways to Connect

Herbal Ways to Connect to Our Ancestors was written by Herbalists, Amy Shea of Wise Waters Botanicals and Erin LaFaive of Full Circle Herbals. I thought I heard an ancestor saying, “Hullo, Erin”, this morning, while I was working in the garden. It was so loud I stood...

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Growing medicinal plants in your backyard

Growing your own medicinal plants, can be done easily and in small spaces. Growing medicinal herbs for personal use doesn't mean you need a farm. In some cases, a small supply of herbal plants goes a long way. Seasonal apothecary's are another option for the beginner...

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