Plants

Video : CBD; Dispelling Myths and Taking Names!

Thanks to all 743 people who registered for the webinar, CBD; Dispelling Myths and Taking Names! This is an important topic for all of us to understand. Click here to watch the replay! CBD oil is the new cure for everything and everyone and their brother want to sell you some. This webinar will dispel some…

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Marshmallow Root, the Soft Cure

Fall is upon us again. The deciduous trees gloriously shine as their leaves die back and they prepare for the coming winter. Herbs & flowers go to seed and perennials send their energy to the roots while their aerial parts die back. Now, when the energy of the plant is in the root, is a…

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Honey, Tulsi & the Sweetness of Summer

It’s the harvest time of year and I’m sure you’re all out like the bees, buzzing around the flowers and harvesting whatever’s ripe. One of my favorite ways to preserve some of the harvest is in honey and my all time favorite infused honey is Tulsi or Sacred Basil.  This article has two recipes, and…

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Hypericum Perforatum, the Herb of Summer solstice

Got evil spirits in your house? Bothering your family? No worries, head outside to your nearest field, find some St. Johnswort and hang it on your door! Winter blues got your down? Got nerve inflammation? Bruises?  Well you’re in luck because this beautiful flower is in full bloom right now and can be used for…

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Blackbirds! Bluebirds! & Snowdrops Oh My!

Yesterday the first flock of Red-winged Black birds arrived here at Heartstone. These true harbingers of spring  show up like a noisy gang of teenagers arriving home after school looking for snacks. This morning the dawn chorus of songbirds shifted from quiet winter chirping to the “warming-up” spring phase of calling in a mate and…

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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!

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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