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Volunteer 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 Volunteer 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.

Apprentice Flexibility

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the application deadline for the Traditional Program has been extended to May 1, and May 15 for the High Summer Program.  There is the possibility of a weekday class if there is enough interest: please let me know what works for you! Info Here

No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds

During the COVID-19 crisis, sliding scale "Quick Question" Mini Appointments are available daily.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds. I'm here if you would like to talk about herbs, foods, stress, and wellness.  Let me know what you need. Info Here Schedule Here  

Herbal Resources for COVID-19

It has been very hectic around here lately, with both littles home from school while I try to work from home and still go to grad school online.  I've been chipping away at a rather lengthy scribble on family-friendly herbal medicines and foods for COVID-19, but some really wonderful resources have been released by colleagues … Continue reading Herbal Resources for COVID-19