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Burdock Teacher Recording

Burdock in the blackberry circle. Burdock leaf

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Creating an Alliance with the Plant World

  It’s been over twenty years since I began my journey with shamanic herbalism and the wise woman tradition. I have always had the plants in my life in one way of another. Even as a small child, I would venture into the park near my house with my best friend and we would play […]

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I Offer Persephone an Apple

Apple’s Initiation ~ Persephone’s Teaching Allow yourself to enter the story and receive Persephone’s gifts. I Offer Persephone an Apple I have learned quite a bit from standing under our Gravenstein Apple Tree. She is a stately home for many birds and insects. She wears garlands of pink blossoms in spring and in Autumn her […]

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Wisdom to Hold Ground

Wisdom to Hold Ground ~ Written July 9, 2007 I found this poem I had written a number of years ago. This energy, this wisdom, this wild gardening life is still with me.  It has evolved, strengthened and transmuted over the years.  And I am so grateful. sun filled world bright days wild dark nights […]

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Crafting Wild Rose-Herbal Infused Oil

Crafting Wild Rose-Herbal Infused Oil Making herbal infused oil with rose is one of my favorite preparation. You can make infused oil from garden roses as well. (It won’t be quite as potent.) You will need organic olive oil, a jar with a wide mouth, a lid, label and pen. Go to where the wild […]

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Dandelion Flower~Herbal Infused Oil-Listening, Asking, Harvesting, Crafting, Utilizing

Springtime, the time of the first great growth of the plants is the time when dandelion is in flower. I have been joyously gathering dandelion blossoms for over 20 years now. I often make tincture, herbal vinegar and sometimes I make oxymel, syrup and wine with the blossoms. Late April and early May is the […]

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What My Garden Has Taught Me…

Right now my garden is frozen over with snow, a beautiful sight. I am excited for another year to play in the garden and see what she will communicate with me. Right now earth says, “Not yet….wait a little longer.” A number of years ago, I had a helper in my garden and she quit […]

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Cottonwood Tree Teacher

There is a beautiful and powerful tree that grows in our Pacific Northwest called Cottonwood Populus balsamifera. It grows in many other places as well and all over the Southwest. It is the gooey, resinous buds of Cottonwood that offer deep healing physically and spiritually. These leaf buds are gathered before opening in late fall […]

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Introduce Yourself to the World

I wrote this poem on February 6, 2007 There is a slight stirring in the garden these past few days. As our frozen Earth warms, I have enjoyed venturing out to look for plants emerging from the dark soil. Just a little bit here so far, catnip, oregano, bergamot, lady’s mantle, oxe-eye daisy, And there […]

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Elecampane-Wisdom and Healing

It’s winter and the garden is quiet. The plants have pretty much stopped growing. It would appear that everything is either dead or dormant. But under the earth, the roots are vibrant. One of the plants that I love to gather in the winter is Elecampane Inula helenium. It is the root I seek. I […]

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