Garden Days 2021

Hello friends! I'm happy to announce that I'll be hosting monthly Garden Days this summer for those of you who learn best in person, and to help contextualize the learning in the online courses and provide herbal community. All friends of Old Ways Herbal are welcome to join; apprentices and online students are particularly encouraged … Continue reading Garden Days 2021

Online Remedy Dispensary Now Available!

I'm happy to announce that I have opened a practitioner account with Emerson Ecologics through the American Herbalists Guild.  They are a major distributor of the highest quality herbs, supplements, and associated wellness products.  I've been saving the brands I really like to my landing page (Gaia Herbs, Herbalist & Alchemist, Banyan Botanicals, Herb Pharm, … Continue reading Online Remedy Dispensary Now Available!

Join the Online Home Herbalist Apprentice: Independent Study Cohort

If you've been wanting to dive into the study of home herbalism but need a flexible schedule, join our independent winter cohort! You can start the recorded class any time, but the winter cohort will be working through the material independently and having group conversations about their formulas on the private student group (on their … Continue reading Join the Online Home Herbalist Apprentice: Independent Study Cohort

Herb Garden Days 2020

If you'd like to get your hands in the dirt, join us for a volunteer day to help in the garden, harvest medicines, maintain trails in the Botanical Sanctuary, and learn along the way!  This year, it will all take place outside, socially distant.  RSVP here. Dates: June 28, 8-12 July 18, 8-12 August 29, … Continue reading Herb Garden Days 2020

Student Letter

This was sent to current students and shared on social media in the private student group.  The obvious part left out is: Old Ways Herbal School of Plant Medicine has always stood with all marginalized people in the fight for justice and equality.  In this moment, we stand unequivocally and emphatically with the Black Lives … Continue reading Student Letter

COVID-19 Coping: An Herbal Perspective

These are not easy times.  I am deeply concerned for the well-being of my family and community.  Grief is an issue.  So is hypervigilance and the stress of maintaining that.  Trying hard to revel in the extra time with my children and let tomorrow worry about itself. Lower my expectations for myself, and shake off … Continue reading COVID-19 Coping: An Herbal Perspective

Immunity Herbal Bone Broth

When I make bone broth, I add safe immunity herbs like astragalus, elderberry, reishi, ginger, garlic, thyme, sage, and rosemary, as well as seaweed and raspberry leaf for the mineral boost. I freeze the broth in big jars for the future.  It will become miso, pho, tortilla soup, chicken noodle, split pea...any soup we make, … Continue reading Immunity Herbal Bone Broth

Kitchen Herbalism Ideas for COVID-19

Useful kitchen herbalism in this unpredictable time. Remember that herbs and wild foods have nurtured your ancestors through many a plague throughout the history of human animals, and that legacy of fortitude and survivorship lives on in you. Lean in to reconnecting with the lessons of your family legacy.