Posts by Tammi

I'm a researcher, educator, guest lecturer, and co-founder of Heartstone Center for Earth Essentials in Van Etten, NY.
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If I Read One More Post About Turmeric Being Anti-inflammatory, My Head Will Explode!

Don’t get me wrong I’m an herbalist, I LOVE plants. Herbal Medicine is the number one medicine used throughout the world and is the longest running evidenced-based scientific method to date. Turmeric is great for inflammation. My issue resides in the fact that this beautiful orange root doesn’t have super powers. If everything else you…

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We Are Loving Ramps to Extinction

Allium tricoccum, Ramps or Wild Leeks, our most famous wild onion, is at risk of us loving it to extinction. Local ramp festivals are a commonplace celebration of spring up and down the east coast, rich in tradition. They are delicious and when you find a patch, seem so abundant. Most folks think when they…

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Three Helpful Plants Waiting to Meet You.

The beauty of the plants is we can begin our herbal and wild foraging study by right now, going outside to our front, side and back yards. Take the children out to said yard (as long as you don’t chemically spray) and gather one or two small (3 inches or so) dandelion leaves per person…

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Green Nations Gathering

Hey friends, this is a lovely gathering for both men and women. What a great way to spend the Fall Equinox. September 19-21, 2014 At Frost Valley YMCA Camp in the Catskill Mountains of NY   *REGISTER NOW ~ EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT ENDS JUNE 30th   Why do you want to attend?  Let me count the…

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Seeds for Thought

By, Kris The 4th Annual Herbal Hoedown was wonderful! Held at 6 Circles Farm in Lodi, it was bursting with plant-loving people, teachers, delicious food and medicines. If you haven’t come before, be sure to check out the Herbal Hoedown facebook page and join us in 2015! I’ve been asked to share some of my…

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Sunshine Dandelion Mead

Sunshine Dandelion Mead It’s been fourteen years since I first picked up Stephen Buhner’s, Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers: The Secrets of Ancient Fermentation.  His permitting ways allowed me to run out to the local beer store, spend $40, and start brewing (and haven’t looked back!).  Though I don’t really make much beer anymore, I do make…

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Nettles! Urtica dioica for the Latin lovers.  Welcome Spring! Welcome readers! Welcome to the wonderful world of Nettles! It’s been a looooonnnnngggg cold winter and now is the time to shake off the winter doldrums and go get yourself some of the MOST NUTRITIOUS plant on the landscape, in its prime. Yes, that very same…

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