On Healing: A Gardener’s Perspective

On Healing: A Gardener’s Perspective

In the author’s garden, mounds of Wormwood, Bee Balm, Sage and Lavender benefit from peripheral shade and dense plantings; the Pollinators have a buffet of nectars and pollens to choose from. On Healing: A Gardener’s Perspective A couple of years ago, I surrounded the...
Artemisia: Excerpt from The Ecology of Herbal Medicine

Artemisia: Excerpt from The Ecology of Herbal Medicine

Artemisia/Sage: The Ecology of Herbal Medicine The following is an excerpt from Dara Saville’s new book The Ecology of Herbal Medicine: A Guide to Plants and Living Landscapes of the American Southwest from the University of New Mexico Press (2021).  ...
Cultivating Mental Health During the Pandemic Winter

Cultivating Mental Health During the Pandemic Winter

Cultivating Mental Health During the Pandemic Winter …in the midst of horrorwe fed on beauty—and that,my love, is what sustained us. — Rita Dove, “Transit” To cultivate mental health during the pandemic winter, the first thing is to avoid categorizing...
Make Incense + Inspire Wisdom + Invite Blessings

Make Incense + Inspire Wisdom + Invite Blessings

Make Incense + Inspire Wisdom + Invite Blessings Let’s have some fun and get our hands dirty outside and in the kitchen. With viral concerns lurking everywhere and most of us spending more of our lives at home, it’s a great time to make some incense that will improve...
Pandemic Garden

Pandemic Garden

Pandemic Garden: Throughout history the role of gardens has been shaped by cultural viewpoints and conditions specific to the time. Extensive wild-spirited gardens helped ancient people to begin building sedentary societies, develop new lifestyles, improve nutrition,...
COVID-19 Support

COVID-19 Support

Perspective on COVID-19 Home Health Preparations: March 22, 2020   Strange times indeed…. Unless we remember that humans have been through similar situations before. In fact, we are the descendants of people who have survived terrifying outbreaks of the past...