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Birth Trauma: Healing with Herbs

Birth trauma is incredibly prevalent: mention the phrase “traumatic birth” in any group of parents and prepare to be immersed in stories of fear, pain, and loss of autonomy. Regardless of whether the birth involved an unarguably scary sequence of events, a bad injury, or a personal perception that others may not share, trauma can … Continue reading Birth Trauma: Healing with Herbs

Essential Herbs for Toddlers & Young Children

Home herbalism is who we are and how our families work, healing practiced around the kitchen table around the world and across the centuries. Thank the Good Green Earth that home herbalism happens as a reflex, intuition built on a foundation of herbal fluency that allows us to live as herbalists in every moment. Caring … Continue reading Essential Herbs for Toddlers & Young Children

How to Choose Safe, Effective Herbal Remedies for Toddlers & Young Children

Caring for our own children is the entry point into herbalism for many of us, inspired by the awe of a new life to look for safe, natural, inexpensive means of nurture. Home herbalism is who we are and how our families work, healing practiced around the kitchen table around the world and across the … Continue reading How to Choose Safe, Effective Herbal Remedies for Toddlers & Young Children

Choosing Remedy Forms for Toddlers and Young Children

Caring for our own children is the entry point into herbalism for many of us, inspired by the awe of a new life to look for safe, natural, inexpensive means of nurture. Home herbalism is who we are and how our families work, healing practiced around the kitchen table around the world and across the … Continue reading Choosing Remedy Forms for Toddlers and Young Children

Indispensable Preparations for Toddlers and Young Children

Home herbalism is who we are and how our families work, healing practiced around the kitchen table around the world and across the centuries. Thank the Good Green Earth that home herbalism happens as a reflex, intuition built on a foundation of herbal fluency that allows us to live as herbalists in every moment. Caring … Continue reading Indispensable Preparations for Toddlers and Young Children

Birth Trauma Class in Montpelier

Join me for "Birth Trauma: Healing with Herbs" at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism in Montpelier! Join clinical herbalist & maternity nurse Juliette Abigail Carr, RNC-MNN, BSN, RH (AHG) for a holistic perspective on healing from birth trauma. We will use principles of trauma-informed care to center the needs of birthing people, babies, and … Continue reading Birth Trauma Class in Montpelier

Saturday Class: Montpelier

Join me this Saturday, 6/8, at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism in Montpelier! Companion Planting: Medicinals in the Vegetable Garden Grow your own herbs while improving your vegetable garden!  This class goes deep into the details of companion planting.  Learn to use medicinal plants to protect veggies from insects and increase yields, while simultaneously … Continue reading Saturday Class: Montpelier

POC & Abenaki Reparations Scholarships

Old Ways Herbal School of Plant Medicine gratefully acknowledges that modern herbalism rests squarely on the shoulders of many generations of black and brown herbalists.  It is a facet of institutionalized white supremacy that the public face of herbalism in this country is a white one, belying the absolutely essential tradition of herbalists from communities … Continue reading POC & Abenaki Reparations Scholarships

Ethical Wildcrafting Principles

Ethical Wildcrafting Principles Ethical wildcrafting is the practice of harvesting plants and trees conscientiously, to avoid damaging the health of the population or the overall ecological system. It’s especially important for trees because if you don’t harvest bark properly, you’ll kill the tree, which is like killing a chicken for the eggs (also true for … Continue reading Ethical Wildcrafting Principles