December 6, 2015

First Aid

The first aid remedies in this handout are designed for home use of day-to-day minor injuries and ailments. In the event of a life-threatening or traumatic situation, do not hesitate to seek professional help.


First aid plants can be used fresh from your garde...

November 4, 2015


Community Supported Herbalism is a way to support your local herbalist while growing your own knowledge of plants and how to use them for vibrant health. We are excited to announce our first CSH program starting in the Spring of 2016!


Not only will share owners receiv...

April 15, 2015




I know this series seems to be about all of my favorite plants, but I can’t help it! It seems with my family’s outdoor, active lifestyle I use these herbs more than any others. I keep a jar of salve in my portable first aid kit. When I started selling salves the fir...

April 13, 2015


In the first part of the series we talked about two herbs that are good for general health of the whole family. These are plants that are safe to eat or drink everyday as foods and help prevent common childhood ailments and illness.


Sometimes there are things we can’t...

April 11, 2015

Children are strong and resilient, and we as parents are not taught how to trust their instincts or our own. Having a fever or upset tummy can be scary and uncomfortable for a child, but with the right supportive care, many discomforts can be relieved without the use o...

March 20, 2015



Uh oh! You’ve started to notice a tenderness in the back of your throat, a dull ache in your head and you’re feeling pretty lethargic…the dreaded upper respiratory infection has made an unwelcome appearance!


Despite your best efforts to stay hydrated, wash your hands...

March 13, 2015


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Here are two seemingly unrelated problems:


 Problem 1: You want to support your body with immune boosting, gut-flora-balancing  power of probiotics, but they are very expensive. 


Problem 2: It’s winter time and you want...



One of my favorite plants for herbal skincare is the golden goddess calendula (Calendula officinalis) Not only does this little beauty bloom every month of the year if nurtured well, she self seeds and preparations made from her are safe for the whole family. 


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