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Douglas Fir Vinegar-The Messy, Kitchen Table Method

I have been thinking a lot about the art of medicine making and how simple it is and how beautiful it is. To connect with the plants, to find out what they have for us, to gather the plants, to prepare the plants and to utilize the plants for healing. To be grateful. It is […]


It Belongs to the Wind and the Rain

I wrote this essay almost two years ago.  I have come around the spiral again to this and thought it was a good one for our times.   “All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy, for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves. We must die to one life […]


Plant Cunning

Sometimes I find myself just looking at the plants in the garden.  I look up at the trees.  I notice a blade of grass, its shape, its sharpness and its bright green leaves.  I see and then I see more deeply.   When I first started studying herbalism, I would look at the plants to identify […]