COVID-19 Response: Now offering both live & recorded online classes, Herbalist mentoring, Garden planning help, As well as free articles on family wellness & the practice of home herbalism
Bark Harvest Intensive Join me to wildcraft! We will learn to identify and harvest a selection of the following trees: willow, prickly ash, witch hazel, birch, and/or cherry, based on seasonal availability. Wildcrafting methods and ethics will be discussed, as well as bark processing techniques and medicinal uses for your family’s health. Participants take … Continue reading Bark Harvest Registration Now Open!
Hooray! Garden Days have been so successful this year that we're adding an extra date! Join us 9/24 from 9-12 to transplant the herb garden borders, and maybe some mulching if we have time. As a thank you for the help, participants will be offered plant divisions. For everyone that wanted to attend a previous … Continue reading Garden Days Bonus Gathering
Please join me for "Materia Medica of Synergistic Herbs" at the American Herbalists Guild Annual Symposium in October! Synergists are herbs that enhance the effects of other herbs in a formula—but they are not one-size-fits-all. Learn how to choose a synergist to best increase and improve your formulation’s effectiveness and get better outcomes in clinical … Continue reading Join me at the AHG Symposium!
Garden Planning from the Heart Take time this month to make an intentional plan for garden projects for the season. Now that the ice has melted and the mud has dried up, the growing season is upon us in full. I choose 1-2 projects per month, whether that's rebuilding a trellis or spreading mulch, and … Continue reading Intentional Farmcraft: Garden Planning from the Heart
Get your hands in the soil this summer in Southern Vermont!
Application period is now open for our transformational, hands-on, totally personalized herbal medicine apprentice experience in the woods and fields of Vermont. Only 2-3 students are accepted into the program so please apply early. Info here: https://oldwaysherbal.com/education/apprenticeship-program/
Herbal steams combat dry winter air to help decrease our bodies’ susceptibility to germs.
My herb gardens thrive on benign neglect, and one of the ways I support the plants' life cycles is by letting the kids cast seeds.
Japanese Knotweed is a perfect illustration of bioregional herbalism. This invasive plant is one of our primary defenses again Lyme infection and is a delicious, nutritious spring wild food.
Herbal medicine of different Rose species, & using Rose honey in formulas