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Working with the element of air: Wind Pollinated plants

Working with the element of air: Wind Pollinated plants

Have you ever felt the effects of ragweed pollen? Do you get stuffy the same time every year? Ragweed’s pollen travels on the air. It is a wind pollinated plant. Some plants that use the wind to carry their pollen from one flower to another are grasses, cattails,...

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Working with the element of air: Symbolism

Working with the element of air: Symbolism

As a plant priestess, synchronizing with nature is fundamental to the way we live and learn. Each element has its gifts and lessons to provide perspective into our lives.  If I look at herbalism through the lens of the elements, I come up with interesting ways of...

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Connecting with Plants part 5 of 5 – Appreciation

Connecting with Plants part 5 of 5 – Appreciation

Connecting with plants isn't necessarily about getting information from them-  about what to use them for trying to get them to communicate connect with us - it's also about establishing the relationship.  Deepening our understanding,  appreciation, and our gratitude...

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Connecting with Plants part 4 of 5 – Verification

Connecting with Plants part 4 of 5 – Verification

What does it feel like when we've connected with plants?  How does one know they connected with the plants? Join Erin LaFaive to explore some of the answers in part 4 of the 5 part  series on Connecting with Plants.  If you’re drawn to the same kind of plant, ask...

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Connecting with Plants part 3 of 5 – Relationship Building

Connecting with Plants part 3 of 5 – Relationship Building

Even though plants don't have all the senses that humans have, they possess types of sensory capabilities we can connect with.  Join Erin LaFaive to explore some ways to connect with plants in part 3 of the five part series on Connecting with Plants.  Connecting with...

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Connecting with Plants part 2 of 5 – Communication

Connecting with Plants part 2 of 5 – Communication

It's easy for us to think about connecting with other beings that look somewhat similar to us and that communicate like we do. What if those beings don’t? Then how do we connect with them? Check out the video or audio in this page to learn more about ways to connect...

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Connecting with Plants part 1 of 5 – Awareness

Connecting with Plants part 1 of 5 – Awareness

Modern society does not see plants as beings, nor does it acknowledge nature as a living entity.  This creates many problems for people, communities, and nature. Changing this dynamic has the capacity to shift our narrow perspective of how the world functions and how...

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Herbal First Aid part 4 of 4 – Making Herbal oils and salves

Herbal First Aid part 4 of 4 – Making Herbal oils and salves

In the herbal first aid series I’ve mentioned using herbal salves. This episode describes how to make herbal oil and salves using the cold or slow method. Learn some tips for using dried versus fresh herbs. The best part is learning from my mistakes. Yes, herbalists...

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Herbal First Aid part 3 of 4 – Tinctures & herbal Tea

Herbal First Aid part 3 of 4 – Tinctures & herbal Tea

In this episode Erin shares when tinctures or herbal tea is best to use in a first aid situation. She provides some herbal product suggestions and considerations about when and who will prefer herbal tea or tincture.    Overwhelmed by studying herbs? Don’t know...

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Herbal First Aid part 2 of 4 – Plantain

Herbal First Aid part 2 of 4 – Plantain

These are three species of plantain: Plantago magor, Plantago lanceolate, and Plantago rugelli. Learn how to use Plantain in herbal first aid in this podcast!   Overwhelmed by studying herbs? Don’t know where to begin? Start Now!  Using the step-by-step workbook...

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