Oaks: Acorns, Flour, Perspective

Oaks: Acorns, Flour, Perspective

Oaks: Acorns, Flour, Perspective by Donna O’Donovan Acorns from Oaks + Making Acorn Flour + Oaks in Perspective The English words for flower and flour come from the old French word flor or flour. This means blossom or the finest thing. Such as a flower can...
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 by Asha Canalos A couple of years ago,...
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).  ...
Desert Mesa Medicine

Desert Mesa Medicine

Desert Mesa Medicine by Dara Saville The desert mesa is a landscape where we are confronted with the history of the land and the culture of people; a place where we cannot hide from ourselves. The endless vistas, open expanses, and clear blue skies put everything on...
Desert Aromatics of the American Southwest

Desert Aromatics of the American Southwest

Desert Aromatics of the American Southwest by Dara Saville Aromatic plants have been an integral part of landscapes and human cultures, playing important ecological and ceremonial roles since the beginning of history and beyond. The deserts of the American Southwest...
The Teachings of Saxifrage and Orchid

The Teachings of Saxifrage and Orchid

The Teachings of Saxifrage and Orchid by Dara Saville Saxifrages and Orchids are some of the most otherworldy plants you might encounter in your herbal path. They are known primarily for their inherent beauty and not widely used in Southwestern herbal traditions....