Long Distance Clients: Phone Hours Expanded

Nurture yourself this fall with an in-depth, completely personalized consultation on herbal medicine for women's health, to help you self-empower into wellness. I am expanding my phone availability for clients who cannot meet in Newfane or Brattleboro, Vermont.  Starting October 1, I will offer long distance hours two days a week plus one weekend a … Continue reading Long Distance Clients: Phone Hours Expanded

Growing Milky Oats: April Garden Tip

Oat is a short-season, cool weather crop.  Once the weather gets hot it does its baby-making thing and goes to seed, which means you missed the milky stage.  Oat is direct-seeded as soon as the ground can be worked, which in my climate is April but for many people is March.  I often plant oats the day I … Continue reading Growing Milky Oats: April Garden Tip

New: “Quick Question” Consultations

Announcing "Quick Question" Mini Consultations! "Quick Question" consultations are available for people with simple, straightforward questions that can be answered within 15 minutes.  They are available for both first time clients and existing clients.  If more time is needed, the client may choose to continue into a full consultation, as they prefer. Clinical consultations can … Continue reading New: “Quick Question” Consultations

Clinic Hours Expanded

Great News: Starting April 15, I am expanding my clinical hours to include two clinical days every week!   That's double the availability to schedule health consultations!  Hopefully, this will get rid of the wait time for an appointment.   Clinical consultations can help guide you to self-empowerment on your healing path.  My practice specializes … Continue reading Clinic Hours Expanded

Medicinal Gardener Course

Medicinal Gardener Course Come get your hands dirty in this season-long garden adventure. This course digs deep into principles and techniques of organic gardening. Hone your skills to coax medicinal plants into being, while protecting veggies from insects and increasing yields. More Info    

April Workshops Scheduled

Free Medicinal Plant Walk Celebrate Earth Day with a calm amble to meet the medicinal weeds of spring in Brattleboro.  We will discuss how to find them, medicinal uses, and safety concerns.  Children are welcome. Sunday, April 22, 4-4:30 PM, Brattleboro location TBA Although this event is free, RSVP is required. Medicinal Herbs in the … Continue reading April Workshops Scheduled

Solubility in Medicine Making

Solubility: The Basics Something is soluble if it dissolves in a particular liquid: picture stirring sugar into hot tea (soluble) versus cold water (not). Many plant compounds that we use for medicine have to dissolve in the water/alcohol/honey/oil/etc. for medicine to be a thing. Many plant constituents are polar, meaning they have a positive side … Continue reading Solubility in Medicine Making

January’s Garden Tip: Now is the time to plan!

Spread out on the rug in front of the fire with your gardening notebook, last year's leftover seeds, your favorite seed catalogs (mine are Fedco, Richters, and Horizon Herbs), and a mug of tea of course.  Ideally, you wrote down what went where and how it did last year, and can now look through those … Continue reading January’s Garden Tip: Now is the time to plan!

Preserving Mushroom Medicine

Medicinal mushrooms are often overlooked when we talk about solubility and the best ways to preserve things.  We talk a lot about mucilage, berberine and the like, but not so much about considering solubility to make the most effective mushroom medicine.  I personally think that's because a. folks get intimidated by the complexity (and weirdness) … Continue reading Preserving Mushroom Medicine

Preserving Water-Soluble Magic Beyond the Growing Season: Herbal Ice Cubes

This thing happens kind of a lot when you live in a place with significant seasons: you harvest some wonderful medicine, enough to last you a while--maybe all year--but then you have to actually do something with it while it's still good, knowing you can't get more until next year.  Most people's gut reaction is … Continue reading Preserving Water-Soluble Magic Beyond the Growing Season: Herbal Ice Cubes