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
Last spring, we planted sweetgrass in the Botanical Sanctuary, which spread out across the marsh garden!
There are so few of these trees left that are healthy enough to bloom that it’s practically unheard of to produce nuts, because they need multiple trees--but this year, they did!
Quince jelly for my babies lunches from this place’s ancestral shrubs, at the cusp of the dark turn of year. Food as medicine for perseverance, patience, hope, & thorny protection.
Here are some common herbs that are gentle enough for regular use and offer support to immune and lung health, as well as being some combo of antiviral, anti-inflammatory, nervine, adaptogen, and lymphagogue.
Here are some of my family's favorite herbs for cold & flu, upper respiratory infection, and other respiratory illnesses.
Here are some troubleshooting tips for that perennial problem: the herbs in your carefully calculated tincture won't stay under the alcohol.
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