Many people have been curious about growing cannabis and usually come up against two major concerns.  The first is legal issues; am I “allowed” to grow this plant, and if I do, will I go to jail?  The second is the false belief that growing cannabis is just too complicated.  This post is here to…

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Funny how a month ago the onslaught of seed catalogues was too overwhelming and  I shouted, “I’m not ready yet!” and quickly scrolled by photos of people’s seed orders. Now most of our seeds are here, white sage is sprouting and I can’t wait for the snow to melt and to be able to get…

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Rosemary Gladstar is one of the people responsible for reigniting western herbalism here in the U.S. You can read her long list of accomplishments elsewhere, from authoring many books on herbalism, founding the United Plant Savers and the International Herbal Symposium, carrying on the New England Women’s Herbal Conference for 30 years, and bringing thousands…

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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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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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